Friday, May 13, 2011

Antique Chair Redo......the beginning

This is my first chair redo and I am soooo excited about it! A couple of weeks ago while going through I came across a listing for 2 antique chairs that needed some work. Well, sight unseen, I rushed over with the family in the rain to pick up these 2 "beauties" My husband thought I was crazy to take chairs that looked like they belonged in the dump, but (just like you other DYIers) I knew that I would be able to make them look new, fresh, and modern! Sometimes you have to think outside of the box, right?? So I began the tedious task of taking out all of the staples......
The inside of this chair was (in my opinion) nastier than the fabric on the outside. The cushions were falling apart and it was almost impossible to save any part of it. So after I removed all of the staples, I began sanding!

 It didn't take long to see the potential that these chairs had. In the evening when I wasn't sanding I was obsessively searching blogs to get inspiration and ideas of how to paint them. I came across and learned about chalk paint. I have fallen in love with the colors and the look of this paint! I think that it is perfect for what I am trying to do. I am now done with the preparation of the chairs and ready to paint them.

I am wanting to paint them with Louis Blue and Graphite chalk paint, so to be continued......
I will keep you posted!
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The first of many to come.....

This is my first blog and I am so excited to finally begin a journey that I have been wanting to do for a long time. For the past 2 years, I have been making thing, re-purposing things, and designing things with the intension of starting a business. Well, like so many people, I think "why would someone buy my things when there is so much competition out there?" I need to get that out of my head! I have been reading so many blogs that sound like me! So whether or not I ever sell anything that I do, I need to tell myself that my talents are just as good as the ones I admire.
I will go back to some of the things that I have made in future post, but my most recent is an antique chair that I found on that I am falling in love with! Check out my antique chair post!
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