Monday, June 18, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: A Few Good Chairs

I love painting chairs!!! I get so excited when I find a chair in good condition because I can play with endless combinations of paint and fabric.  
I have also been playing with different waxing techniques. 

I grabbed this chair immediately when I saw it at the Flea Market in May.  It is wider than a traditional chair and it has some cool curves.


I chose to do this one in Louis Blue with a Old White in the wax mixture for texture and depth. I also used this technique on a mirror that will pop up in a post later this week.
Here is how it turned out:



I also used one of my new favorite fabrics from Joanne's. For this project I turned the fabric inside out because I liked that side the best. I am also going to use this fabric on my dining room chairs. It is just lovely.

The second of my chairs doesn't have a "before" picture. I was just too excited to try a new color and I completely forgot to take the picture. 


May I introduce my first Aubusson Blue project...

I love this color with the red striped fabric. It is clean and classic but still a bit fun. 

These chairs are available for purchase. Please contact me for more information.



5 comments:

  1. I am a chair person too!! I have collected and redone many chairs....at the moment I have 4 that I am going to use at our party on Sunday, then they get to go on craigslist as I don't need the chairs.....I think chairs have art to them.....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. they both look awesome- love the shape of that vanity seat and i love that classic red ticking seat!

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  3. I love your chairs. I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-aftershave-and-wednesdays.html

    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    Adorned From Above

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  4. well nothing like a bit of paint & fabric to get a girl ...woops chair...up & going! so pretty!

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