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Drop Cloth Chair

Drop Cloth Chair

I am here to bring you another DIY drop cloth chair. I just can’t help myself.

Here’s the before.  It wasn’t terrible.  Good, not great.

before chair french drop cloth

You guys….LISTEN TO ME….it’s so easy to do this…if I can do it, you can do it!!!
I recently found this awesome chair on Craigslist. Asking price? $40! Can you believe it? It was in near-perfect condition, with just one little tear in the fabric, which was not a big deal because I was planning on covering it anyway. I offered $30 and he said “yes.” $30!!! If you want some tips on how to use Craigslist like a pro click HERE.

momtique reupholster with drop cloth french chair

This chair is so sturdy, so clean, so many details, so much potential. I couldn’t wait to dive in. If you want a tutorial for how to reupholster with drop cloth click HERE.  It’s a very simple process. My aim is to take the intimidation out of the idea of reupholstering.  If you have any questions, please let me know by email at
My vision for this chair was to be just like my other french chair.  My husband encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I decided to add a “No. 5” on the back of the chair. Talk about intimidating! I had never done anything like this before. I really wanted to give it a try and see if I could do it. I got on my computer and used three different fonts. The “N” is Snell Roundhand . The “0” is Savoye LET. The “.”  is Snell Roundhand. The “5” is ChopinScript.

I’m not going to give a tutorial on the process of making and using DIY stencils, because this was only my second attempt.  I made tons of mistakes and had to do a lot of it by eye. But I’m so glad I did it! Because of that little added detail, it’s now my favorite chair!

The details on the frame really made the chair pop. I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. I painted light layers, no bonding agent and I used the paint brush in a rough way that brushed the paint off as I was doing it. Not usually what you want when painting, but I wanted a very distressed and layered look. First layer was Shutter Gray, second layer was Kitchen Scale and then another soft layer focusing on the accents with Shutter Gray. This method gave the chair a great blue color. I’m smitten.  I did zero distressing and zero sealing.

And that’s it. It’s a great chair that will be a part of our little family for a long time.

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And remember you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.


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