How are you this weekend? It's so hot here in North Carolina we can't bear to be outside. The last painting I did was in the very hot garage early on Saturday morning. Otherwise, I've been working inside. I took my daughter and her friend ice skating on Saturday- that was a very good idea. Ah! Coldness!
I wanted to share with you two chairs I bought a few days ago at a thrift store. I knew I liked their lines but I knew they needed help.
Honestly, I wasn't quite sure how I can going to help them but I was going to try. The first thing I did was paint them with Provence (blue) Annie Sloan chalk paint...
After painting them, I knew I like how the wood was turning out but I was realizing that the velvet materials WAS NOT going to take kindly to the chalk paint. So, I hesitantly started pulling the chair apart...literally. I was careful. I realized I could cover up the front and back top sections. That left the bottom to deal with. I took everything on the bottom seat apart but left the mechanisms for supporting weight intact. After several trips to the fabric store for fabric and trim I was ready to make some magic happen.
I think I used every possible tool possible to put these chairs back together and help them become beautiful. Glue gun, staple gun, nail gun, exacto knife, hammer, scissors, fabric, trim, cushions, paint, paint brush, paint wax....woo hoo!
Here are the beauties. They're gone now, they had a short life in my home and I wish them well in their new home. They were my first Pay Pal sale:
Here's another friend waiting patiently in my garage for me to do some magic on and make beautiful once again.....stay tuned.....
Stay cool friends! I hope you have an amazing upcoming week.
Happy decorating and living,