A Cozy Gray Chair Makeover

Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!

Do you ever get an urge to use a certain paint color? Like you are sitting on the couch & all of the sudden you are like, “I have to paint something gray RIGHT NOW or I might go crazy?!” Crap, is that just me? I know I’m not the only one. Well, the other night the mood struck to paint something gray & I had the most perfect little chair sitting in my basement that was begging for a little makeover. I dragged it out of the cobwebs & cleaned it off to use some of my favorite chalk paint on…

Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!

Before this chair was just a regular little chair that nobody really looked twice at, but thanks to chalk paint it turned into a cute little chair that’s great for an accent piece in any room or even a desk chair exd. Here is a quick little cell phone photo I took of the chair before I painted it…

Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
& after…

Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
I decided to use my favorite gray at the moment, Franciscan gray  Maison Blanche chalk paint. It’s actually the same color we painted our downstairs bathroom cabinet with here in our Michigan house. I am obsessed with this paint & it’s one of the best chalk paints… actually I take that back, probably the best chalk paint I have ever used. I didn’t do any prep to the chair besides a quick clean up with a paper towel & some windex. After the chair was clean I did two quick coats of paint. The paint dries super fast so I did this all while watching an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while wondering if those ladies have ever painted a piece of furniture in their lives & put it in one of their million dollar mansions.. wouldn’t that be cool. Well, if you are reading housewives, send me a photo of your furniture makeover so I can share it here on the blog! These are the things that go through my head while painting. After two layers of paint dried I sanded the piece to give it a distressed look & then waxed it with my Maison Blanche clear wax which is also a favorite of mine.

Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
Super easy way to paint furniture with no mess & no fuss! A must pin to make furniture that is being thrown away into a treasure. Also the best neutral light gray paint to use!
Seriously this gray is the perfect neutral & soft this gray paint is & I love how it looks on this adorable little chair. I wish I had room for it in our Michigan house, but alas for now we don’t so the chair ended up at my booth here in Michigan at Painted Farmgirl if you are looking for a cute gray accent chair, desk chair, a chair for basically any room in your home. I’ll be super jealous if you go & pick up this little gray chair & send me a photo of it… like really jealous. Ok, let me know what you think of the chair in the comments below & let me know what you think of the color too. I’m thinking about doing a dresser with this color to, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram.

31 thoughts on “A Cozy Gray Chair Makeover

  1. Baileywife @Irishman Acres

    I think I have that exact style chair, I’ve been purchasing cute ones for my daughter’s future apartment…she wants a farmhouse mismatched look. I think Im going to paint them all the same color and we were thinking gray…. So will have to check out Maison Blanche, I had never heard of it! ~Kim

    1. LizMarie Post author

      Yay! So glad you love the chair. This is my all time favorite gray, I totally recommend it and the paint. Hope you love your chair makeover when you do it! xx

  2. Peggie

    How many of those chairs have I thrown away? On a different note, what is the saying on the pillow that starts “In my mind”?

    1. rachel l.

      I bet it says “I’m going to Carolina.” And thank you for that, I now have that song stuck in my head. Good old James Taylor. 🙂

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  4. Charlotte

    Love the chair. I had one exactly like yours…..my husband decided to give it to Goodwill without my knowing he had given it away….until tonight. I’m so not a happy camper.

  5. Kerri @ Haven Way

    Love the look of this makeover – that chair is unrecognizable! I have a similar chair that needs a face-lift – I may just send it to you 😉 Fingers crossed the RHOBH send you their DIY projects – ha!

  6. judith h.

    I have 4 chairs just like that in the storage room in my basement. I’ve never known what to do with them, maybe I’ll work on one of them. Your makeover of your chair is incredible. You took what was once a cold, dark, hard looking chair and transformed into an inviting soft grey place to sit complete with pillows and throw. I love it!

    1. LizMarie Post author

      Thank you so so much Judith! I hope you are able to give yours a little makeover. Isn’t it so amazing what a little paint can do? I’m always shocked and amazed every time I paint a piece of furniture. Thanks for your sweet comment! xx

  7. Hannah Jayne

    I love the chair and the color, but I’m more in love with the burlap pillow–does it say “In my mind, I’m going to North Carolina” or something similar? I would looooove to purchase it! Is that possible? I’m in California.

    1. LizMarie Post author

      It does say that Hannah!! I got it from The Go Girl Shoppe.. you can look them up online. They have super cute stuff.. hope you can get one! xx

  8. Megan Smith

    Hi Liz, super cute! I have a chair I need to make over as well and I wanted to ask where you got the chalk paint at and the wax too! I’ve got the painting bug this winter and need to get to work!

  9. Holly

    Gorg
    I recently saw a craigslist table and chairs that I now want to buy and do that to!!!!
    Can I ask where you purchased your white slipcovered sofa? Thoughts on it?
    Thank you!;)

    1. LizMarie Post author

      This was actually a second hand sofa… sorry I don’t know the maker. I’M OBSESSED WITH IT & it’s so cozy. It’s down filled couch which makes me love it even more. Hope that helps! xx

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