I had some very shabby chairs that I was hoping to take to shabby chic.
We paid rock bottom dollar for these off Craigslist a while ago because we had nothing to sit on when we bought our cottage. These were always viewed as temporary residents of the house because I was to receive some hand-me-downs from out East, but as with everything temporary they stuck around longer than expected.
So rather than cringe every time I looked at them I finally caved and gave them the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint treatment. But not before Guy took them apart and properly screwed them back together, with liberal application of wood glue (they used to be super wobbly to boot).
Of the four chairs, two were originally navy blue, and two dark green. I kept the half blue/half green theme, but softened them to Duck Egg Blue and Versailles green. The undercoat is Old White. All chairs sealed with the clear soft wax.