I had the BEST week last week!
I received a box of goodies from Rust-Oleum® Canada to test out, and while I was thrilled at the opportunity, I was even more thrilled with the results!
The first one I’m going to share are the Christmas chair covers that Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and Rust-Oleum® Canada collaborated on.
Christmas chair covers:
- Rustoleum Chalked® paint in linen white
- transparency paper or adhesive vinyl & cutting machine
- foam dauber
- red pillow case/s
- scrap cardboard (I used an empty cereal box)
- Rust-Oleum’s Never Wet® protector spray
There are a few ways to start this; if you can find inexpensive red pillowcases, you’re laughing. I couldn’t so I opted to wrap some red fabric around my dining room chair, right sides facing the chair, and then pin around the shape of my chair. Remove your pinned case, cut off the excess and sew a seam along the line your pins created. Turn it right-side out and it will be a custom fit! Easy-peasy!
Insert your scrap cardboard/ cereal box to the inside of your pillowcase/chair cover to protect from bleed-through to the other side.
You can cut your image on adhesive vinyl if you have a cutting machine or, alternatively, you can trace your image onto some transparency paper and cut it out by hand. Position and apply it to the back of your Christmas chair covers.
Using your sponge dauber, or a dry-brush technique, apply Rust-Oleum’s Chalked ultra matte paint in linen white. Fill in your stencil carefully. Once dry, apply a second coat.
Peel your stencil away while your image is still wet. Let dry completely.
To protect your new Christmas chair covers from grimy hands, spills and stains, spray it with Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet®.
I added a small strip of tassels to give the bottom edge some bling – easily applied with double-sided iron-on adhesive, or by sewing a straight edge on your sewing machine (or by hand).
I have to show you this NeverWet® stuff – I’ve never heard of it before and my mind is BLOWN!
Look at this!
Those are faux-suede shoes and the water runs off like I waxed them! (without having actually waxed them of course). The material is still soft and pliable, but the water beads off! My girls both have UGG knock-offs – you can’t imagine how quickly I sprayed down their boots once I tried this.
I also found that they have one for car interiors, so don’t even get me started on how fast that is going in my shopping cart!
Okay, back to Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault’s Christmas chair covers; my reindeer version is made on a red flannelette, but I did have some pretty, sparkly, red polyester material in my stash as well…
which means I got to create a second (different) version to show you.
In my house that really should read 98% naughty for any chair except mine.
So easy, so cute and what a great learning experience! I’d never tried Rust-Oleum’s Chalked® paint before (I’m very impressed, you’ll definitely be seeing it again) and I’m going to buy stock in Rust-Oleum’s Never Wet® – unbelievable!
These are Leigh-Ann’s Christmas chair covers for more inspiration:
Have a great one!
This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum® Canada. I was provided with Rust-Oleum® product to help spread the word about Chalked® paint and NeverWet®. 100Things2Do.ca only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. All opinions expressed are sincere and my own. Rust-Oleum® Canada is not responsible for the dialogue of this article.