We picked up a couple of chairs recently, and I spent some time agonizing over what to do with them. They are both sturdy, comfortable chairs, but there’s a problem. They’re covered in microsuede fabric. This fabric is the kind that shows off butt prints, or any touch from human or beast. It reminds me of the shag carpets of the 70’s. You’d walk across the rug, turn around, and see your footprints. Horrible stuff. We used to have to rake the carpet to get it to look half decent, but the first time anyone walked on it, the look was ruined. See what I mean?
Lest you think I jest, here’s an add for a carpet rake. You don’t want one, trust me.
Look at the seat of the chair. You can clearly see where I passed my hand lightly along the front of the seat. Now imagine your butt print on that. I don’t know about you, but the thought of getting up from a seat and leaving an imprint of my rear behind me (pun intended) gives me the heebie-jeeblies.
Matthew Mead is an incredible designer who collaborated with Fusion Mineral Paint last year to come up with a line of easy to use, non-toxic, beautiful metallic paint. I’m loving this paint so much!
So, I thought to myself, “Why not embellish this chair with some Pale Gold and Silver?”
A light sanding between coats gave the seat a vinyl-like feel. I apologize for the image on its side. My daughter told me never to turn my camera sideways again. No matter how I try to edit the image and rotate it to be vertical, it turns sideways. Don’t judge me!
Anyway, the chair is beautiful. I left a lot of the fabric visible on the back of the chair, and embellished it with streaks of gold, dots of chocolate and silver. It would make a fine entryway chair, or a lovely addition to a bedroom.