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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Reviving Some Chairs

I have a thing for chairs.  I feel sorry for the lone chair and feel compelled to bring it home and give it new life.

I gathered a few recently and revived them.  As you will see, I used different techniques to achieve the finish.

Chair #1:


Antique chair with great lines.  Using ASCP Coco here she is.



The style of the old chair prevented the usual way I would recover it.  The bottom was nailed in, so the seat did not come off.  The trim hides the staples.

Chair #2


This beauty called for some color.


Using an oops paint in an aqua shade, I painted right on the existing finish.


I then swiped on some grey oops paint and sanded it in certain spots.  To make the colors blend, I wiped on a stain.


All done and covered in a drop cloth.  Tres French.

This is my favorite way to redo a chair.  The color is soft, yet still makes a statement.

I have a few more that I will share soon.  One was a bear!



Anonymous said...

They both look great! I am crushing on the blue one though!

Maureen said...

Nice transformations! I have a thing for chairs too.

Chrissie said...

Love both. Pretty desk too!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Shannon. I've looked through lots of your posts--love what you've done with some sad pieces!! :) I live in Powell, so happy to have found a Cols. blogger. I'll be following you; I hope you'll stop by and visit too. ~Zuni
PS - Can't wait to go to Heritage; never been there.

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