Thursday, January 10, 2013

Burlap covered chair - Before and After...


 I'm sharing a lil' chair makeover that I just finished with you today.  It was a simple redo - all be it - but it made a BIG difference.
 Here she was before in all her "velour" glory...
 Just what color is that anyway?
 Some white paint and some distressing...

 I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's book where she used painter's tape to stripe a chair cushion - I thought I'd give it a try.  Of course I had already covered the chair bottom in burlap by this time.




Then I simply used my acrylic paint and painted some stripes down the middle. Be sure and remove the tape immediately.
 
  Then I simply free-handed a "No. 5" - don't ask me why I chose this - it was just the first thing that came to mind ;-)


 The color I used was "Settlers Blue" from Folk Art.
 And here she is...much better, don't ya think?
 I'm actually gonna be setting up a booth with my friend, Julie, at our local antique mall.  We are really excited about it.  So this chair will be in there for sale around the first of February - that is, if I don't decide to keep it myself.

 Have a Happy Weekend!

Cathy





10 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, that chair is a beauty now! I think I'd have to keep this one!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Great job! The chair looks so beautiful now!

NanaDiana said...

Boy- Did that turn out cute, Cathy! You did a wonderful job on it. You did a great job freehanding, too. xo Diana

Melinda said...

Much better! Looks really good.
I think you should keep it!

M :)

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Wonderful Job!

Kim @ colorsmixedtogether.blogspot.com said...

That chair turned out fantastic! I just love the stripes and the feel that it has age. Nice job! I did a chair redo this week also! : )

Stacey said...

That looks amazing! Doesn't look like you free handed No. 5 at all.

CaraRose said...

Hi Cathy,

Lovely chair. I think the *before* color might be referred to as Harvest Gold, from the 70's. LOL. Love it now. Good job!

Where is the local antique mall? I would love to come take a look.

Hugs, Carolyn

French Country Gal said...

Great job!

daisy said...

I really like how the lettering turned out. And I've left your page up for like the last hour because I absolutely love your playlist. :o)