I got this wonderful weathered folding chair at the auction. Since I'm planning on keeping this for myself, I'll tell you that I only paid $1.00. It is perfectly sturdy, too.
Here it is in the before stage. I liked it just as is was, but I'm glad I decided to go "French".
I did a simple aging technique with the paint. I used red craft paint and an old paint brush. Then with a fairly dry brush, I gradually added layer on layer until I got the right look. I scrubbed on a dark brown wax with steel wool for more aging.
But the best part of the project is the stenciling. I like to imagine that this chair is from a French beach resort.
Or that I just came home from the French market. Maybe someday.
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