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Heavily Distressed Furniture and Drop Cloth Seats

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Distressed furniture

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Custom Painted Furniture Project

 

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The table and chairs belong to one of my regular clients.

We removed the legs from the table when we picked up the furniture.

The picture on the left is of the table top, legs, and extra leaf and the picture on the right shows two of the six chairs.

 

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Drop cloth covered chair seats and Black Licorice Reclaim paint took this dining room set from ho-hum to  vah-vah-voom!

A really dramatic change.

You don’t need fancy fabric and special paint finishes to achieve a sophisticated look.

 

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Drop cloth, 4×12, $6.99 at Harbor Freight.

I covered 6 large chair seats and had enough drop cloth fabric left over for 4 more seats.

 

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The table is distressed around the edges of the top, and all sides of the table legs are heavily distressed.

 

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The cool thing about this client is, she says “whatever you think” and she means it.

She’s everyone’s dream client.

So, I decided to go heavy on the distressing for the chairs. I used an electric sander with 100 grit sandpaper.

My distressing technique is to “go to town” with the sander….

no perfection…….

no matching sides….

no “I just came from the store look”.

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Do you like the black paint and the whole distressed furniture look and the drop cloth seats?

Have you used drop cloths in any diy projects?

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20 Responses

  1. Colleen says:

    What a stunning transformation!

  2. Nic says:

    I love the transformation!! I bought a drop cloth to recover a chair. Haven’t had the time to do this yet but can’t wait!!

    Nic

  3. Cabrini says:

    I love drop cloths! I just made an bedskirt for a mere $20 .And I am in the process of reupholstering a club chair. I used two 9X12 cloths and bleached them for the chair project. I like the lighter color as well as the original color of my bedskirt.

  4. Mary Light says:

    WOW! Came out beau tee full!!!!! Curious…did you wash the drop cloth before using it?

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  6. Eve Smith says:

    What kind of black paint was used for the table & chairs?
    Very pretty

  7. Gigi says:

    How do you get a nice finish on black furniture. My black pieces have a umami itch finish too them. I don’t want them super shiny but mine seem to turn out dull. Thanks for your advice. Gigi

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  10. Debbie says:

    I was wondering if you got sanding marks in the black paint when distressing? If so, how did you fix them? Reclaim seals itself I think so did you not clear coat it! I’ve noticed whenever I sand black or any dark paint the sand marks really stand out.

  11. So pretty! I love the practicality of the drop cloth seats. Thanks for sharing with this week’s Throwback Thursday party.
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  12. Bobby Pesare says:

    Hey Kathy, love the whole look, the texture of the cushion, w/ the sleeklyness (new word)lol, of the table, great contrast.
    I buy the same drop cloths from HFT, I wash, w/ fab softener & bleach, then make frames out of 1×2 pine @ lowes for $ 1.00 and make 4′x3′ canvasses for next 2 nothing. color wash & stencil and sell from $50-100 bucks. I’ll send a pic. Merry Christmas Bobby

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