Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A long time coming

I have had this chair now for about 6 months, in many different stages of her makeover. I finally finished her up, after weeks of her staring at me and taunting me. I showed her.

This is how she started. The pictures don't do the fabric justice on how gross it truly was.

She then sat like this for a while. My creative Dad had the idea to take the back from the ladder back chair, that my large bootie broke, and use it to fill in the center of the frame.

So she sat in this state for a few more months.

And finally!

I re-upholsterd the seat with a painters tarp that I painted with this great french logo which can be found here,

Hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chippy paint

I purchased, what could possibly be the sturdiest coffee table ever. I found this guy for $5 at a  recent yard sale. Let me tell you, when I find something sturdy, I jump on it. My kiddos think a coffee table is also a stage, or a chair, I believe this one was a horse not to long ago. I grabbed a few paints I had on hand and mixed, to make a dark yellowish color, I sprayed with Krylons Celery Green first and was going to go the french coffee table route, but my daughter broke my Overhead projector, while watching herself shadow dance along the wall. So I went chippy instead. I took an old candle and smothered my fingers in the wax and rubbed it all over the table. I then took the yellow and brushed it on. The yellow came off quite nicely where the wax was a bit thicker. I am happy with the turn out.


Hope you all have a great day.