Wish I'd have taken a photo of this chair with it's olde broken seat before taking it off.
-- Sometimes I forget to do that.
It wasn't a total loss though because one piece of it was big enough to square off a little and
will become the cover of an altered book. I just don't know the theme for the book yet....
I digress.... here's the chair before: saying cheese.
I took it outdoors and had no idea yet what to do with it.
I want to make a Christmas chair... but not with
this particular chair.
I seriously found myself walking around it and
around it... wondering?
Decided -I like the dark stain.
It's messed up.. kinda gloppy and bumpy.
So I wondered .... paint it shabby white?-- no.
Chippy Pink? ... not today.
Ended up using what I had on hand.
First I cleaned it really well and then
put on the extra gloves that come in my boxes of Clairol hair color.
Next, I stained the seat with a gel stain. It's a lot darker than what shows
up in the following photos.
Then... I dry brushed
the turqy blue to the high spots of the seat.
There's nothing remotely perfect about it, but I like the color.
So after that, I added it to the carved chairback too.
Kind of a hit n miss.
I gave the whole chair another coat of gel stain. It kinda freshened it up a little.
I still don't have the tacks to nail the seat down, but
hopefully; I can finish that tonight.
I've had this alphabet stencil for years, and have always kinda liked the font.
So in true turquoise craft paint my name went across the back.
The primitive stars added below.
Stenciling for me; is like rubber stamping. Once I start I wanna keep doing it. lol
Push pause Lea! Thankfully I did. Good thing too coz I coulda stenciled stars til the cows come home.
(speakin of cows... I think we get to bring the new cows home Saturday!) - woops there I go sidetracking again.
So this is another little project to check off the to do list.
The little burlap curtain behind the chair .. the farm table is too.
The olde one used to be green with pink roses. -- Just needed a change ya know?
I was going to use the new sewing machine to stitch the burlap curtain up but man that stuff is messy!
I ended up using thee olde tried n true featherweight. That little thing is tough!
Thanks for stopping by the shed today!
Holykisses xoxo Lea