Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gray and White Striped Desk with Faux French Grain Sack

I have a small corner in my family room where I keep my computer and printer. I use a sofa table for my desk because it happens to fit the space.
I have painted that table a few times over the years. First I painted her black, then white and lastly anamite (a goldish green). This time, I wanted to try something different. Along came gray and white stripes.
The table started as a basic 80's Queen Anne Sofa Table with a Golden Oak Finish similar to the one pictured above.
Unable to find a fabric that I liked, I decided to create a Faux Vintage French Grain Sack to recover the chair. I used a blend of matte black and white fabric paint to achieve the gray color that I wanted.
I used drop cloth for the base fabric. A couple lines of evenly spaced masking tape were applied to the fabric. A fairly dry stenciling brush was used to apply the paint with a stippling motion.  I allowed it to dry with the use of a hair dryer and then removed the tape. Additional tape was then placed for the narrow lines and painted in the same way.

It turned out beautifully imperfect - my favorite way.
A quick recovering of the seat and a coat of distressed gray paint and this is the end result.
 I couldn't stop with the desk and chair, so I gave the striped treatment to the end table as well.
 It is amazing how paint can transform any piece of furniture.
This little desk area worked out fine in my book. It's fresh and clean and gives the room a little lift that I felt it needed. 

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19 comments:

  1. They both look beautiful! Love the grainsack look on the chair! I hope you'll drop in at Knick of Time Tuesday to share at the party - the link is still open!

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  2. I like it looks great . Wonderful job ! Happy New Year .

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  3. Wow that is a wonderful transformation!Love the seat on the chair,thanks for sharing the info on how to do it.Hugs,Jen

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  4. Suzanne, I love all of these pieces! I think the stripes make the furniture look fresh. And the chair ... I love the chair! I've been thinking of making some faux grain sack pillows and now your post has inspired me to do it! :)

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  5. Oh you did an amazing job! Your desk is so cute and the chair just looks great!!

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  6. this is so cool! what a lovely restyle :) x

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  7. I just love that chair, and the table. What a great job.

    Hugs

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  8. Beautiful make over! I love the chair!

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  9. Suzanne, I love your striped desk and faux grain sack! The both turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you did the grain sack. I am definitely going to do this in my home. Love your blog and we are joining you. Hope you will check us out and join back!

    Linda @ The French Hens Nest

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  10. I love all these pieces...especially the chair! Love doing a faux grain sack look! :)
    Allison

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  11. Sooooo cute! I love gray and white, and the stripes are just perfect. Great job!

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  12. That's fabulous! Makes such a striking change...so fresh!

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  13. I am featuring you tomorrow during the link party. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  14. This is beautiful!! I'm a new follower ;)

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  15. Oooooh....I just LOVE what you did with your chair! It's all so lovely! Now following ;-)

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  16. I really love this. Stripes are my weakness. I am hosting my very first link party and would love it if you would link up.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

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  17. Suzanne I love your desk and chair! They turned out great.

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  18. I love it and the chair, thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

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