Friday, November 28, 2008

Chair makeover

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. The fact is, I haven't done anything. Well I did paint this chair and it was the project I needed to finish so that I could start making cards and layouts again. I bought this chair and a desk that matched it at a yard sale a long time ago. I paid a whole five dollars for both-great deal right? Well the desk (which was my old sewing desk) was not working for sewing anymore but I thought I would keep the chair since it has a fairly small footprint. I have the computer chair for my sewing desk but wanted a regular chair for stamping. Mainly because I take pictures of my cards in there and I can't hook my gorillapod on the computer chair. So I decided to take this ugly green chair and make it over.


I sanded it *a little* (didn't want to release possible lead dust in the air right? That was my excuse anyway) and repainted it. I think it might have had 5 or 6 coats of paint on it already so the finish was a bit...bumpy. And you could see old paint drips in some places. But I'm not entering it at the county fair or anything and I didn't want to kill myself making it look perfect so I just roughed up the old paint and painted right over it. We had to do a little bit of repair work (note the plain dowel-the old one was missing) but otherwise I did pretty much nothing. So here's the new one-painted green and pink to match my other stuff. The original plan was to paint green in those swirly decorative parts but I was lucky to paint a straight line much less a swirly one so I thought it would save my sanity just to leave it all pink.



I'll probably make a chair pad for it because it's actually not very comfortable.

12 comments:

scrappinmominky said...

Cute chair. I love the colors. Pink and green and is a favorite combo of mine.

Tessa said...

Super cute!!!! I think it came out great!

fishlips said...

This came out super cute...love the white and green...pretty!!!!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is SO pretty! Way cool!

The Mama Monkey said...

You are so good! I have a difficult time seeing potential in things! This is an amazing transformation!!

thescrapmaster said...

Oh Gale that is so cute! I love pink and green together!

~Samantha

jennifer said...

Great job Gale! That is an adorable chair! You're a great painter :)

Rachel Brumley said...

That chair is so cute. I love the color combination!

Jen said...

You did a wonderful job transforming the chair! Love the colors:)

thescrapmaster said...

Ah I totally forgot. .. are you going to challenge us this week :)?

~Samantha

Traci said...

OMG! How cute! I think it turned out great and I love those colors. It looks like a princess chair. LOL

Sankari W. said...

Oh my gosh!!! What an awesome chair you have transformed it into!!! Its is seriously just gorgeous - love how you are hand customing all the accents for your awesome work space! totally beautiful gale!!!

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