Got this chair on a little trip to the Goodwill. I lived the lines and carvings so much I had to get it. I really never painted a chair before but thought it couldn't be to hard.
I have to say I learned a couple of things. First of all I thought because they are fairly small that they would be fast and easy..... um....NO.....
Too many pieces. Reminds me of painting molding it goes on and on and on.
The other thing I learned is how a color can change when you use stain and glaze. I started out with a light blue and ended up with a little more green. It didn't really matter this time because there was no specific reason for the color, but I did learn something!
This is what I started with
So I got some wood putty and worked on it. The glory of distressing is nothing has to be perfect! People want it to look beat up. Lets face it they have taken chains to beat furniture and knives to scratch it up a little ole dog just gives it some texture lol.
After filling and sanding I painted it with a skyward blue. Pretty color I will use again!
It was way to windy so I had to work on it inside.
Isn't that color pretty? Yeah well say goodbye to it! I started glazing to bring out the details and began to stain it.
I sanded to give it a more worn out look. Then I reupholstered the chair pad in a pretty fabric.
This wasn't the intended fabric because of the color change but all in all I like the way it came out!
This is the before picture
This is the after.....
It was a fun project for the weekend and another piece of furniture is marked off my list!