Okay, I know I'm gaining weight, but reaaaaally.
Recently I sat down at my lil kitchen table and my 4 year old grandson, Jett, crawled up into my lap. CRACK, CREEK and CRASH.........we both went to the floor. This old chair that I had at my table had already lost a couple of the bars at the bottom, so I should have expected it to break, especially when TWO people crawled up on it. Wellll, if you've read any of my posts, you already know that I can't STAND to throw anything away. After I pulled myself up out of the floor and dusted my pride off, my mind went to work thinking of WHAT I could use or HOW I could use the remaining pieces of the chair lying in the floor.
First, the front of the seat was cut off, so that it wouldn't be soooo deep. Then, out came the paint brushes. I took my favorite turquoise paint and mixed just a 'tad' of it with some Behr white, to make a really pretty light turquoise.....kinda Robin's egg blue'ish color.
After two coats front and back, top and bottom, I took my little Black & Decker Mouse and roughed it up a little. Hit the edges where it would normally get more wear and tear.
Then, to give it a little more aged look, get out the ole faithful, Minwax Dark Walnut ........stains and puts a protective coat on at the same time.
Anywaaaay.........after rubbing the stain ON, take a paper towel or soft cloth and rub it OFF..........leaving just the right amount in the cracks to give it that just perfect aged look.
And here she be.........a CHAIR SHELF. I can just see it on your kitchen wall holding cookbooks and a dish towel on the bar below.
Or maybe even in the garden shed, with a pot of ivy trailing down from the seat and garden tools hanging from the bar. The main thing is..........like my last post............another piece is saved from the dump and turned into something useful and JUST TOO CUTE.
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