Monday, August 10, 2009

Chair Re-do

I found this poor old chair and his friends in the back of my mom's house. I think she used them as stools for painting--as you can see all the white paint glopped on it. I wasn't about to tackle three chairs at once not knowing how this would turn out. So, I took one home and after about an hour or so of scrubbing and sanding (and a week of hand cramps and thanking the universe I had the foresight to only take one home) I think I got most of the inch thick of grime off of it. I didn't realize it at the time, but this chair must have been out in the weather for.e.ver. like, I mean, all eternity.


But, alas! After cursing the dirt and stains away one word at a time, and a few sprays of paint, I.fell.in.love.



I distressed the edges a little and made a pillow case for an old pillow (it matches the fabric I used as a table runner on our sofa table in the same room, you can see it here). It became a great addition to our front room (don't worry, I apologized for cursing at it):

8 comments:

  1. That turned out great. I love love love black painted furnature. I wandered down and read some of your older posts. I am a huge fan of scrap book paper. The uses are endless.

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  2. Wow! Look what a little hard work can do! I have an old chair similar to yours, same sort of thing, it's in the back of the garage, used for all sorts of nasty projects and it's covered in grime. Look how amazing yours turned out! That black makes a huge difference, your chair looks great! Good job!

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  3. wow! what a difference. it's now a great looking chair.

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  4. I love black furniture, it looks so much better!

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  5. Much better. you took an 80's yuck chair that looked like it has been in a pub to a totally chic chair that belongs front and center. LOVE IT!

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  6. Hello Alicia - it's nice to meet you! How sweet of you to rescue that poor little chair! It looks absolutely fabulous now. Love the fabric! Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  7. My kitchen chairs look almost identical to this...I was wondering w/ the "fancy" curves what they would look like painted....I LOVE IT!!! Do you think they would look good in white...black doesn't match the house that much...lol! :)

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