Tuesday, June 23, 2009
What a gorgeous day to do a little work in the backyard, on the auction chairs that is. So out to the patio they went and I began sanding the frames, while the dog and kids played. What an improvement over winter, when this task would have found me in a damp and chilly garage!
Marvin at Kepler's Upholstery & Custom Furniture almost convinced me to stain rather than paint the frames. After sanding I applied a quick coat of walnut stain and it looked horrible...just tired looking. At the same time my first painting attempt, covering the wood with a heavy coat, didn't look so inspiring either.
After some experimentation, I ended up painting a couple light layers with a quick sanding in between, creating a distressed and weathered look. I like it, a bit Swedish. Paired with a delectable pale turquoise velvet the combination will be...delicious!
Now I just need to find a couple hours to finish the second chair and get them back to Kepler's for the rest of their make over...
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