When I walked into the condo, the first thing I noticed was a whole lot of clutter, greenery and cheap looking accents. There was not a single coastal element in the entire condo. I knew that with a virtually non-existent budget, the element that would make the biggest impact would be paint. There was a lot of black, masculine, furniture. One of the first rules of design in coastal style is "lighten & brighten". I decided to take on the bar stools and table. Wowzers. I'll go ahead and show you the before and after of the bar stools. Check this out.
And here's the before picture of the table and chairs set
|soooooo much clutter. Way too much furniture (I removed an accent chair), and the outdated shelf in the background was useless. Just stuffed with clutter.|
|The whole set. Very dark and masculine.|
I've been wanting to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and I FINALLY had the opportunity! And wow. When they say it's the best paint in the world, they're not kidding. You do not have to sand, prime, or anything. And it adheres to wood, metal, glass...... it was perfect for this project.
So I made a trip over to Shabby Coast Cottage on Hwy 30-A and bought some chalk paint from my new, super talented friend Jeri.
|My first stroke of chalk paint. I'm addicted and will never use anything else for painting furniture|
|The bar stool after one coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint|
After painting the bar stools white and distressing them, I reupholstered them with burlap.
|Reupholstering the black leather with burlap and applying the nailhead trim|
AND, here you go. The before & afters! I am so pleased with the new burlap nailhead bar stools. They look so luxurious, and only cost about $15 per chair (paint, fabric, & nailheads). Enjoy!
I am THRILLED with the results :)