Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Red Chair

I'm a day behind, sorry! Oh yes, one of my blogging resolutions was to not feel guilty about not posting, so it is okay I am a day late. I had fun painting this chair. I've had it for awhile, I think I picked it up at a garage sale. It looked like it could have been old, but had been repaired and is cracked a little across the top so I am sure if I was on the Antique Road Show that would not have told me that I had ruined a priceless, 18th century heirloom (please tell me I didn't Ü). Anyways, I guessed I chose red because of the approaching Valentine's Day and I did the black over the white for something different.
Before:

Primed:

White pattern done free hand before sanding (hint, when sanding red, you have to wipe it clean very well so it won't turn things pink. And yes, I was painting in the middle of my living room. Good things my kids weren't home to see me!):


Final chair with stain over the red:

Daughter wanted to say hi, the chair was still sticky so she couldn't sit in it (see her cute jeans she painted).

28 comments:

  1. Very creative! I like the design. ~Mindy

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  2. I love it,the design is fab....Barb

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  3. I wish I had your painting talent! The scrolls are lovely! I love the layering of colors!

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  4. Very nice! I love to see furniture redone, love chairs. You go, girl.

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  5. Very pretty chair! I love the red! Your daughter is creative just like you! Her jeans are cute!

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  6. Bec I love love that chair! Thanks for asking about my aunt and keeping us in your prayers. There's an update on my blog today.
    I think its going to be a long road
    julie

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  7. I wish I was half as good as you are at free handing. Your scroll work is always so pretty. Like the small touch of black scroll on top.

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  8. Oh this chair is so fabulous! I would love to have one in my home. Those swirls are so great. I cannot for the life of me make a good swirl. Awesome job! And your daughter's jeans rock!

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  9. Oh Bec ~ I love it! Do you spraypaint your things? There are so many projects I want to do, but in order to paint outside...I need it to be a little warmer than 10 below zero!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  10. Very cute, and I love your 'signature'swirls!
    Sue
    P.S I think you are safe from ruining a precious antique!
    Sue

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  11. This chair is completely incredible!! I LOVE it. Great work!!!
    About the Grungeboard by Tim Holtz...I haven't seen it at either Michael's or JoAnn's. I ordered mine Online, because I was too lazy to drive back to one of the specialty Scrapbook Stores I saw it at in the past.
    If you have troubles finding it, I will look up the exact web address for you. Good luck. : )

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  12. LOVE IT! Thanks for the sanding red paint hint....I've ended up with shades of pink before! Happy New Year from Houston!

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  13. Love the Buster Brown's flashback. And the Ked's! haha I'm bout to ditch this vignette for a while. It's wearing me out. Thanks for you comments. I always enjoy them. ~Mindy

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  14. I love the red chair with the pretty hand painted details. You are so creative!

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  15. OMG!!!!! I Love this! I'm came from Junk Revolution. Love your work. How did you do your design. Did you have a pattern to go by?
    Cheryl

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  16. That looks incredible!!! You have quite a way with making trash into treasures!! :)

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  17. Oh that's impressive! I love seeing the things that other people create. I know I'm nowehere near talented enough to do this (really, I'm not fishing here), but I admire those who can. You've created a really lovely piece.

    And thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday on my SITS day. I had so much fun and am still wading through wonderful comments. I hope you enjoyed yourself and that you come back to visit soon!

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  18. Your painting skills are brilliant!

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  19. It's absolutely amazing. Don't feel bad.. i am bad on posting, reading & commenting.. just been hectic lately.. I am sure for many of us! LOL

    Ang

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  20. Wow, that's really great! I'm very impressed. :) I just finished writing a blog post about craft projects I'm in the middle of -- I'm going to link to this page as one I found extra inspiring!

    http://devastateboredom.blogspot.com/2009/02/crafting-avalanche-of-hobbies.html

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  21. UNbelievable! That is the coolest chair ever!

    SMiles,
    Jen

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  22. WOW! I heart, heart, heart that chair! Incredibly beautiful!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!