Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Girl's Dream Bedroom - Auction Chair Progress

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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  1. I can't wait to see what becomes of those chairs! I know they're going to be fabulous.

  2. I woke up this morning and looked at the chairs...the frames need another layer of something, a glaze? Hum...any ideas? Janell

  3. I think it is looking really great. Such inspiration

  4. Hello Janell - oh what you've done so far is fabulous! Love the painting process you used. Can't wait to see the fabric!


  5. It's great you are so brave with paint and stain. I would just be LOST!

  6. Thank you for the neat find!! I've been looking for a gold metallic to use as trim for a very large black round mirror. This should help tremendously. By the way, I can't wait to see the chairs! I really see their beauty/potential.
    p.s. Loved your 6 seconds on HGTV!!

  7. I'm a little late to the chair party, but may i say they're going to be fabulous? ;-)

    I just bought some of the rub-n-buff the other day for a mirror frame project. Cool stuff! (unforturnately i decided not to go w/ it on that project, so i need to find another use for it.)

    Love the shape of the chairs.

    Have a great day!

  8. they will be fabulous I am sure of it!


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