• PROJECTS • Sweet Lil' Chair goes Red

April 15, 2013


I was going to show you a before paint and during
BUT
I left my camera within reach of my grandbaby Jacs
AND
they got erased.
Don't you find it amazing that as adults we need instructions to work technology, but a 14 month old can sit down for 5 seconds
and
POOF
it's gone.
:o)


Anywhoo . . .
 This sweet chair belonged to my grandfather, not sure of its exact age but it is over 90. It has been dearly used by my mother and then me.
Unfortunately it is at the point where when sat upon it creeks, so I decided to not only move it, where no one is tempted to sit on it, BUT paint it red . . .
using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle.
I got a sample of the red with my order of white milk paint.

I first painted her with a thin coat of white.
Since I wanted the red paint to look like it wearing in places
and
that over time the paint had faded.
So I mixed the paint on the thin side,
then
distressed it.


Here she is in her new color:



As mentioned above I moved it . . .
Her new home is now in the master bathroom next to the tub. Now I just need to decide how to decorate her!


 maybe throw a towel over the back . . .
or


hang the chalkboard sign (my daughter wrote that for me)
and place my grandmothers cameo box on the top of the magazines . . .

Unfortunately you will have to wait for the masterbath reveal in about a month or two!
:o)

8 comments

  1. This is a beautiful job distressing and in one of my favorite colors. I love it when someone makes over a family piece instead of discarding it. My cat Miss Molly gently tapped her paw on my camera and erased three years of Christmas photos! My fault for leaving them in there.

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  2. You gave your grandfather's chair a beautiful makeover. I'm sure he would be proud. I have a sample of MMS milk paint, but I haven't used it yet. I'm thinking about using it on a small stool I have. Thanks for sharing your results.

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  3. Oh how I love red!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry about your photos...

    and thank you for your sweet comment on my new laundry room!

    xox

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  4. Thanks for sharing this charming red chair at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. I love your new look for your chair! I have had the same thing happen with before pictures. I totally hate when that happens! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this project at the Rock N Share linky party. I LOVE the red...looks great. Hate it about the pictures...I know how ya feel, been there. Hope you’ll join in again next week! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  7. How sweet! And I am a firm believer that chairs need to be everywhere as they can suit so many needs! Love both your ideas! And thanks for the laugh... I totally agree about technology! Why is that kids can get it so easily??!!

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  8. Super cute chair! It is amazing what children can do! Life to the full! Melissa

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