Friday, July 2, 2010

Ivy League Chair

So here she is in all her (shabby) glory...I love the lines on this dainty lil chair:) I found her about 2 years ago and she has looked like this since the day I brought her home...I just wasn't sure what needed to happen to make her look like I envisioned her...skip forward a year and I stumble across so many blogs chalked full of ideas for redoing shabby finds like this one. It took me a while to 1. get my nerve up to try to do. 2. Find enough time to do it. and 3. determine exactly what I wanted her to look like.

Well I finally decided she would make the perfect little seat for my computer area in my new croffice {craft room + office} so I sanded her a bit with a sanding block.... used some spray on Krylon primer and spray painted her Krylon's Glossy Ivy Green. When I was finished, I still knew I wanted a little more of an antique feel, so I took some of my black acrylic craft paint and added water to it and viola a very cheap "glaze"! I applied the glaze liberally and wipe off about a minute later working in sections until I liked the way it looked! Then I used triple thick clear spray glaze to seal her...isn't she loverly????

I love these legs!!!


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7 comments:

Kenzie said...

Love the color! And the chair is amazing! Great job!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute chair. Don't you just love painting vintage furniture? It's almost like haveing a 3-D coloring book.
Annette

Tere said...

Very creative and cute! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday #8 @PonyTails&FishScales!

tere

Creative Ambitions said...

Love the color... love the chair... I'm sure it will look great in the "croffice"... :)

Jennifer said...

I'm in love!!!! The color look really nice!!!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

you chair makes me smile. It's just so cheery looking! love the color
gail

bj said...

Such a cute chair and love the color.
I linked with SNS..come see my chair and sign up for my giveaway.

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