Take a pair of sturdy, old chairs with 'lovely' pink dralon seat pads.... The sabre legs and scroll arms however, give them a nice Frenchy/Swedish feel.
So, purchase a tin of Autentico....Swedish blue and paint.
Not having used this paint before I thought I would give it a try spurred on by others who have.
The choice of colours is extensive and I must say, very nice to use.
2 coats give a perfect coverage.
Then, polished with clear wax and sanded...
And a nice grey/blue linen check fabric for the drop in seat.
They have now been transformed into something anyone would be quite happy to park their bottom on.
For smooth, tidy furniture it is great, but I do prefer the texture of Annie Sloan for old, knackered furniture... it is a lot chalkier and sands differently, especially with a stained dark wax.
It will be interesting however, to see how it wears.
A little aside from chalk paint....
The Bastle is now on a big tidy up..
I started on the boot room today, adding silly pieces like this old carrier bag on the back door hook.
An enquiry for renting at the beginning of September has now got me on overdrive. I will have to clean, furnish and get everything finished inside.....whilst outside,
The courtyard wall is nearly finished, with the lovely old stable door now in situ and the wall climbing higher.
Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather.....however, it looks like we are in for a change at the weekend.
Umbrellas and raincoats at the ready...