I'm the first to admit I take the cheap and easy way out when I can.
I was going to paint the wood and then try to cover the fabric on this old chair from the 80's. Like everyone else, I would cover it with an old grain sack, but I don't have any!
So I decided to try to paint it on. Here's my version of the poor girl's grain sack:
This is the best "before" I have. The old 80's fabric doesn't look that bad in the picture below, but believe me it was country blue with mauve diamonds... and not attractive!
I bought it for $30 about 3 years back. It's been in storage all this time and almost got donated many times.
While painting the wood, I decided to try a little homemade chalk paint on the fabric.
The plan (and I do have one) is to give it another coat of paint to make it a little more brown, like burlap. After that, I'll "French it up" with a graphic, then paint a couple of lines running from top to bottom.
I hope you'll come back to see the next stage. Meanwhile, I'm sharing at the following parties: