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Welcome to the June Furniture Refresh Challenge! If you are not familiar with this, the first Wednesday of each month I get together with the 5 lovely bloggers above to bring you a refinished furniture piece. I love to see what the other bloggers will bring, as their creativity continues to inspire me each month.

June Furniture Refresh

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If you have visited Our Crafty Mom recently, you wil recall I refinished my dining table and Hutch and promised to share my dining chairs when they were finished. These chairs are made amazingly well-check out the seat bottom:

Dining Chair Refresh

We have had this Broyhill set about 25 years. I really wanted to make them unique, but still have them blend with the hutch and dining table. I decided to paint the fabric, rather than recover them. I have a beautiful French graphic stencil that I wanted to use. I know many people question painting fabric chairs as they worry about them being stiff, but I have painted fabric in the past with good results. I also have the mindset that if I’m not happy with them, I can always recover them. Painting is a more efficient way for me as I don’t have a ton of experience with reupholstering and do not sew. Plus I have paint left over from the hutch! Here is the before picture of the chair:

Refinished Chair Before

They are like an oatmeal color & very dull. I gave the wood two coats of Country Chic Pebble Beach, just like on the hutch, but I distressed it. I used a light layer of metallic cream in silver bullet. For the fabric I gave it two coats of vanilla frosting by Country Chic. Cool name right? There are great YouTube videos for painting fabric, but a couple of tips, the fabric needs to be sprayed with water and blended with a sponge to ensure it is even. Once it dried I measured out even stripes to make a grain sack design. I love this look and thought it would be perfect on these chairs. Here’s how I did it: (sorry for the late night phone photo)

Chair update

I ran the tape along the back as well:

Dining chair

I used the same gray used on the chair to stencil the lines. I pulled the paint off when it was wet and just had to touch up a few spots. I then stenciled Bon Appetite in the lower corner.


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Grain Sack Chair


For the back I stenciled No. 1:

No. 1 Grain Sack Chair


Painted fabric grain sack chair


I have 3 chairs left. I will stencil No. 2, 3 & 4 on the others as well and use a different French saying on each chair. They are French restaurant sayings which I think are so cool. I will update the post with a pic of all four when they are done. Here are all 6 projects before they are refinished, you will not believe the updates! Please visit everyone at the links below.

6 furniture refresh projects

C’mon Get Crafty-IKEA Desk

A Purdy Little House-Bistro Set

Redo It Yourself Inspirations-Horse Carriage Bench Seat

The Homespun Hydrangea


Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



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DM 2122

Sunday 20th of February 2022

The chair is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this clever idea with us at, You made these chairs amazing!

John Foe

Friday 24th of December 2021

Great article! I have enjoyed reading this, it was helpful and you have touched all the important aspects. Thanks for this amazing read!

Maria Brittis

Monday 20th of June 2016

I finally was able to see your post, i had a glitch before, the chairs look so stylish and very well done project! I would love to see them in your dining room table.

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Sunday 19th of June 2016

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Thursday 16th of June 2016

I think that chair just turned out fantastic! So simple yet very chic and beautiful!

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