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DIY Refinished Vintage Chair

By: Kirsten Jones
Turn that old chair into something new using FolkArt Home Decor chalk.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8"
Item #34038
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Metallic Gold, 8 oz.
Item #34804
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Stencils - Regal French
Item #34953
Use with FolkArt Home Décor chalk to add patterns and designs to projects. Easy cleanup with soap and warm water.


Other Supplies
Old chair
Desired fabric to recover cushion
Trim if desired
Staple gun
Hot glue gun
2 Yards of natural linen fabric
2 Yards of natural trim


  1. Remove all old fabric from chair.
  2. Clean and sand chair to make sure no chipping paint. Paint entire chair with Gold Metallic Chalk Paint. Let dry.
  3. Sand chair lightly to create a soft distressed finish.
  4. use the fabric that you removed from the chair as a pattern to cut out the new fabric.
  5. using the staple gun attach the new fabric to the chair.
  6. Add the trim with hot glue gun around the back cushion only.
  7. Stencil design onto the center of chair as shown using the Gold Metallic Paint. Let dry.
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