Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Yesterday, I gave directions for painting this lil girl.  Click HERE for that tutorial.  And, today, I'll show how I redid the seat.

For SEAT DIRECTIONS, click below.  

 After stretching and stapling the burlap over the original padded seat, I gathered tools to stencil the corner designs.  Any stiff bristle brush will do if you don't have a stencil brush.  I used black acrylic paint and an old egg carton for my paint pallet.  Paper towels, of course, are a must.  
Squeeze just a lil bit of the paint into one of the egg cups.  Dip the brush in......and then brush most of the paint OFF onto the paper towel, leaving very little paint IN the brush.   Place your stencil onto the fabric.  And, if you're not as impatient as I am, use a little masking tape to hold the stencil in place (works much better than MY way).  Then lightly POUNCE the brush, up and down,  in the open areas of the stencil you've chosen, until the entire area is covered.  Lift, then reposition the stencil in the next corner.  Reload your brush with black paint, and AGAIN, brush MOST of the paint OFF onto the paper towel.  I did this in all four corners.

And, TaaaaDaaaa......finished seat. 

    To clean the stencil, wipe, using a little alcohol on a paper towel.  Then it's as good as new.

Reattach the seat with screws from the underside.

Add a cushion made by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage, and I think she turned out to be pretty as pie.  What cha think?

Thanks for checkin back in to see the finished product.  See ya'll back here soon.  8-)

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  1. That looks really great--thanks for showing how you did it!

  2. your chair looks adorable! love the color on the frame!

  3. Love it! Thanks for the blog visit! I had to check out the map to see where Lawrenceburg was, we used to live in Fayetteville. We love TN :)

  4. Really??!!! Fayetteville is only about an hour of me. I love to go antiquing there.

    Come back to visit my blog soon!!! 8-)

  5. OK...blogger is being totally weird...won't let me leave a comment!

    I'm so glad you found me so I could find you! Oh my gosh...thanks so much for the chair how-tos. WOW!

    Now girly...I'm coming to TN next month. My big sis lives in Dickson (by Nashville) and she is opening a little shoppe and I'm coming out to help her get ready! Maybe I'll try and FIND YOU on the way there or back! :)


    1. GREAT. Im probably a little over an hour from Dickson. You'll have to give me the name of her new shop, so I can visit there sometime soon.
      Thanks for stopping in.


  6. i love this chair! great color and i'm totally digging the burlap seat, i may have to steal this idea.

    new follower here, btw..great blog :)

  7. Thank you sooo much. I've only been doin this since Feb 1, so I appreciate the kind words.

    And, you just steal away. COME BACK TO VISIT OFTEN.

  8. Thanks so much for joining Show & Tell! Glad to have you. Adding a stencil to the seat was a very creative touch. The black really works with the burlap and color of the chair; which I love. I'm looking forward to following you to see what else you pick and paint.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

    1. Thanks Sharon. Hope you check in often. 8-)

  9. What a cute chair! The stenciled seat is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Replies
    1. thank u, thank u, thank u 8-)

    2. That dresses up the chair so nicely! Excellent tutorial. Thank you so much for contributing this to the link party at mommy's sweet confessions! See you at the next one!


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