Thursday, May 12, 2016

I Painted A Chair. and I'm Back - For Sheri...

My sweet friend Sheri was one of my 2 loyal readers when I quit blogging a few years ago.  I heard from her yesterday - her cancer is back and I felt helpless wishing I lived closer so I could help her if she needed it.  Since we live so far apart, I decided if I could occasionally bring a smile to her face by bringing back my blogging, I would do it.  So Sheri, here's to a quick recovery and hopefully, an occasional smile!  I love you, friend!

Several years ago I got this chair from a neighbor who was moving.  It was FREEEEEE!   We always love free don't we?  My other neighbor saw me hauling the free chair across the street and a few days later hauled the ottoman over saying I needed it to go with the chair.

As I discovered, the chair was a Pottery Barn chair and in great shape, but, it was neked!

 
 
So when we moved here 3 years ago, I had my sister Linda make a slip cover for it.  It looked nice for a while, then it faded and what I was thinking when I picked this fabric, well, I have no idea.
 
 

A few weeks ago, I was so tired of looking at it that I decided the grandkids and I would try tie-dying it!  Oh gawd was it ugly...

 
The, I saw where people were actually painting furniture.  I figured it couldn't look any worse than the tie-dye nastiness so I gave it a shot.  I found a beautiful chalk paint called Peacock and got a bright white as a contrast.
 
This is what it looked like after 1 coat...
 

 
 So I gave it a second, then a third coat and decided the seat was too plain...
 
 
Then decided it needed a plaid seat cushion!  2 1/2 days later, this is what I got.  I love it!  The fabric isn't stiff other than the seat cushion. By then I was tired of working on it and put the paint on too thick, but I think it will soften up as it's used.
 
Hopefully it will hold up for a few years.  Meg, your chair is waiting for you!
 

 

2 comments:

Jack Spencer said...

Hello my old Boise friend. Good to see you again!

Shel said...

Oh, I'm kind of in love with you! I was informed by my mom (Valyrie Jevert) that you and I are distant cousins. I chalk paint EVERYTHING but never thought about using it on fabric. The chair is gorgeous!