Here is the second installment in a series I like to call: CHAIRS. Yup. Get used to them. I’ve still got a few to come! :)
This story began when I spotted this beauty in my local Goodwill:
Yeah. She wasn’t quite a beauty at this point, but I knew she could be. Oh, I almost forgot. She was $5.99. I love it when people look at me like I’m nuts when they see me with something like this grinning like a fool. I wish they could see her now…. They’d croak.
Case in point:
WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOO. Cover your ears while I scream. This chair just THRILLS me.
I started off by priming the chair in white to cover up the horrible paint job. Then I painted the chair body in Halycon Green by SW and the the cane sides in SW’s light French gray. I decided to highlight some of the chair’s features in the gray as well. When it was all dry I distressed it and glazed it with RL’s tobacco glaze.
I love the way you can see all 3 colors and the wood tone. It really looks authentically old. :)
Those of you who know me know that I have a fabric stash that could clothe the entire world. I picked this gorgeous piece that had been waiting the right piece for almost a year. Don’t they look like they were made to go with each other?
I love finishing my pieces with double welting. It makes it look so much more professional to me… I’m not a fan of the other trims available in stores…. just my preference.
Rear view: I tried to use the pattern in different ways on each piece of the chair. I LOVE the back and how it shows this scene.
This chair wasn’t even intended to go in the living room. I wanted it for my mommy den. It may still move around, but for now I’m loving it where it is. That’s the great thing about chairs. They don’t take a lot of work and aren’t a big expense at all when you thrift them. I spent under $40 for the chair AND the fabric. $40 for a chair that looks like a million bucks! That makes me so happy I may just scream again. Cover your ears just in case. :)
One last shot for the road. If you want to, just head on over. You can sit in this chair and have a cup of coffee, and I’ll sit in the slipcovered club. or vice versa… :) Either way you can sit in one of my “new” chairs.
Believe it or not there are more chairs to come. Be looking later this week.
love and hugs peeps. love and hugs.
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