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Monday, April 4, 2011

Painted Chair






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

There was one area that needed work, the footrail was chewed by a dog.

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!



41 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

When you said blue I thought...no way but I love it...it is perfect..great vision! Dianntha

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is gorgeous girl. I saw a chair similar to that at our goodwill. The problem is I have no where to put one. I love it.
Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.
http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/

Daniella said...

That is totally fabulous work!! You did a great job on that chair. It needed your help!! I like the fabric too!!
xxDaniella

Judy said...

Really great job on the chair. Love it.

MeMeSue said...

I LOVE it! I have a huge kitchen table and the chairs we bought are very "chinzy" and light. What I really want to do is scour the thrifts and consignments and find different chairs and paint them black. Mix and match... Your chair is beautiful and love the fabric you picked!
Sue

Libby & Greg said...

I LOVE your chair!! I am jealous you found such a good thing at Goodwill!! I feel like I am ALWAYS looking!! I am your newest follower!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with next!! Awesome work!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Super nice job!!! I like the color and fabric combination!!!

Vicky said...

Great chair!!!

CREATIVE MIND said...

aahaa..what a smart idea..you are a talented lady..keep it up..

Allison@FabRehab said...

Gorgeous! I love any armchair!

Carol said...

Love it! Love the fabric you used too.

Terri said...

That is such a great redo! Could I ask what sort of paint and glaze you used? I'm getting the painted furniture bug in the worst way!

Dee said...

I love the redo! I adore painted furniture.

Dee

Jodi said...

I love everything about it! Very, very nice! Thanks for stoppingby. I am your newest follower!

Wendi said...

WONDERFUL job. I wish I had your talent for paint. Thank you for your sweet comments as well. And thanks for posting on homemaker on a dime. www.project-purple.blogspot.com

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

You did an amazing job! The finish looks flawless...the blue was a wonderful choice. Beautiful-you're very talented.

Ann-Marie

Scarlett Fontaine said...

wow great makeover - thanks for your fabulous comment on my blog - made me chuckle - good luck with the draw! Scarlett x

Bee happy said...

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog cos now I get to see your lovely blog :) Your chair looks fab, you've done a great job!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a sweet chair and you did such a great job on it. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Sorry-I misspelled your name on my other comment! All of your projects turn out so beautiful. I may attempt a piece of furniture soon.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the paint color and the fabric! Your chair is lovely!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

OMGoodness her new color and fabric really rocks...thanks for sharing her at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a beautiful chair! Love the fabric!

Custom Comforts said...

What a GREAT job and beautiful transformation. Great choice of fabric on the seat. Newest follower.
Cindy

abeachcottage said...

Love the color and fabric you used. You did a great job with the transformation, well done!

Inga´s Haven said...

Wow - I love the chair !! i´m dealing with one of those projects that you start out all enthusiastic but now it´s just sitting there haha - but I hope it will turn out as nice as yours in the end :D

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks adorable! the fabric you chose is sooo pretty!

Kim said...

Awesome job. The fabric is gorgeous and you did an excellent paint job!
xoxo,
Kim

Olive Cooper said...

I love it and the glazing is just right. When I glaze it somehow appears dirty. ♥olive

The Inspired Nest said...

I love the colors you used and the glaze and distressing was perfect. The fabric is just gorgeous! You really did an amazing job!
Lacy

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

That chair turned out fabulous, I LOVE IT!! And love the material for the seat. Martina

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is such a wonderful chair and you just made it prettier. I love the color and the seat fabric. Thanks for joining my Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Becca said...

Beautiful !! Love the color and the glaze effect is fabulous. Awesome fabric, too !! *Becca*

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Cute chair re-do! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Karen said...

That turned out beautifully. I love the lines of the chair and your paint treatment made them really stand out.

lvroftiques said...

Love it! Vanna

Aroura said...

I love the color! What color glaze did you use? Was it more than one color?

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I can't keep up with you ladies, nice job on the chair and great fabric choice, now its onto the next can't wait to see it.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

So pretty! What a great transformation. Love the fabric.

LadyJane said...

I totally love this...and the fabric is to perfect for it! Love it...and the technique! Great inspiration for me to get back to a pair of chairs I'm working on...and now that I'm headed to the paint store for stir sticks...I might just have to change the color of them...geez...more work...lol! Although your technique is beautiful...I'll put on some coffee and come on over girl and work on my chairs...giggle! REALLY...your blog is adorable!

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