Sunday, November 11, 2012

ANTIQUE CHAIR MAKEOVER


This old chair was dark and tired and screamed for a makeover.

So, I gave it a couple coats of pure white paint.
Then, added some freehand flowers in pinks, mauves, and lavender.


Add green leaves and a curl or two.


Let a blue ribbon wind and twine among the flowers.


A little distressing and a little antiquing with stain to bring out the detail......



Then, after the stain has had time to dry, brush on two coats of water base varnish.


And, wha la, finished, all bright and cherry.....a pretty place to sit upon or just sit a plant upon.

What cha think?



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38 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! You are right, so bright and cheery and a great decorative painting job!

    Carol

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  2. I think it's just adorable. I have a chair just like it only no pretty flowers. love this. x

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    1. Thanks Jeanetteann. I wish I had at least 3 more to make a set. 8-)

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  3. It's simply wonderful! Oh, what I would give to be able to paint like that! ~ Maureen

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    1. You could, Maureen. Just pick up a brush and PLAY. 8-)

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  4. Adorable project that was well done! Thanks for sharing this!:)

    Kim
    LilacsNDreams

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    1. Thanks so much for always stopping by and commenting, Sandy. I appreciate cha. !!!! 8-)

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  6. Candy, your artwork is AMAZING! I can't believe you free-handed this! Truly, you have quite a talent. Blessings on you as you move your shop. I'm sure that's quite a stressor.

    Thanks for the visit over to my blog and sweet comment. You have a great site here!

    -Lauren

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Lauren. Please visit often.

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  7. So romantic and beautiful, I love it:-))

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog Candy - nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice meeting you too, Holly. I'll be checking back often.

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  9. Beautiful painting on a charming chair.
    Happy Thanksgiving !

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    1. THANKS, Amy. Happy Thanksgiving backacha.

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  10. It's beautiful! Thank you for linking up at Doodles & Stitches :)

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  11. Hola! I've been reading your website for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!
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  12. Your artwork is amazing, gosh I sure wish I was half as talented. The chair is so pretty, and really love the flower design on the chair, and you free handed it. I couldn't get it to look nearly as good as this even if I painted by numbers. sorry you are under stress and hope the move goes well. Thanks for liking my front porch!

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    1. Ahhhh, Cathy, thanks so much for your kind words. Things are starting to calm down for me. Gotta get back to blogging soon.
      Thanks again.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by. I'm going over to the pinning party now. I love the chair and Christmas cactus plants are one of my favorites too.

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  14. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the “Social Sunday” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  15. WOW!!! this chair is amazing. I see that you have not blogged for a while.
    I do hope that every thing is going well and that you are in good health.
    Happy Holidays. If you read this, please come over and visit and enter my Give-Away.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Connie. It has been too long since I've blogged.........just lots going on. I hope to get back with it soon.

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  16. This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a
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  18. Hi Candy,
    I hope you are getting settled and enjoying the holidays. Just stopping by to say hello!
    Patty

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    1. THANKS PATTY. So good to see you !!!

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  19. Wow, the chair looks amazing! I love it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. So thrilled to follow you. Can't wait to see more.

    Have a wonderful day!
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