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Painted, Burlap-Seated Chair

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Painted, Burlap-Seated Chair
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Painted, Burlap-Seated Chair

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Give an old wooden chair a new lease on life with a stenciled burlap seat and a vintage, chalky color.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Relic (ADC28)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • The Flower Market (12" x 12") (ADS08)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • 2" chip brush
  • burlap
  • staple gun
  • #12 stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • wax paper
  • wooden chair
  • screwdriver


  1. Remove seat cushion from chair with a screwdriver.
  2. With 2" chip brush, basecoat chair Everlasting. Repeat for desired intensity. Rinse brush.
  3. Use scissors to cut burlap to fit seat, leaving extra 3” or 4” on all four sides.
  4. Place burlap over wax paper. Dip #12 stencil brush in Relic; dab off excess paint on palette or plastic plate; and then lightly dab all over stencil. Rinse brush and wash off stencil. Let dry completely.
  5. Place and center burlap on cushion. Flip it upside down and start stapling at top and bottom, pulling to make fabric very tight. Pull sides, making sure design is still centered on front; staple sides.
  6. Lay cushion back on chair and flip over to screw cushion back on.
  7. Use sandpaper to distress chair.
  8. Use large soft brush to apply Light Satin Varnish to seal. Rinse brush.