Check it out, it works!
I bought this chair this weekend for a really great price...
I thought it had potential, i liked the shape of it, and it was good and sturdy
but I wasn't thrilled with the dark wood, and fake looking frenchy fabric
this is the before...
I was in such a rush to mess with it, that i started painting and almost forgot to take a "Before" picture!
I had to force myself to stop what i was doing to take the photos
Instant gratification always gets in the way of my 'before' photos!
Anyway, i painted the frame with some Annie Sloan "Old White" thinking maybe i could get the chair recovered, all the while mulling if i was going to attempt recovering it myself
I was also thinking ... himmmmm, Amy at Maison Decor says you can paint fabric with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
In fact, she just recently did a facebook post about some chairs she painted over a year ago!
I was hesitant to try it, but by the time the frame had it's second coat, I said 'the hell with it' what do i have to lose !
I added a little water to some Annie Sloan and just started painting it on!
and it works!
It took about 3 coats to get to this point, and shape of the pattern does still show through the paint a little
I probably could've added another coat or two
but instead i decided to paint a stripe on it to detract the eye
I just taped it off with that blue painters tape and painted some Anne Sloan "Cocoa" on it
you can kind of see the pattern showing through in this closeup
After it dried, i sat on it, and i poked and proded it with my finger.
I mean the paint totally stays on and doesn't get on your clothes or crack or anything!
It's cool! It feels a little like stiff chalky vinyl.
I need to wax it to give it a softer texture per Amy.
I just don't have any Annie Sloan wax yet, so it will have to wait...
Aren't ya'll glad it's finally Springlike outside!
We've had the worst, cold, rainy, looooong winter!!!
I was so totally over it, and completely getting seasonal affective disorder to the max
but finally the sun is coming out!
and things are starting to burst into bloom here at Rosebud cottage!
It was my daughter Ellie's 24th birthday, so i made the yearly lemon pansy cake!
Always easy and so pretty with the fresh edible pansies
and i planted something new in the garden
I found a bouquet with this 'cafe au lait' in it last year at a garden center, and knew i had to try them out...
Just look at this dahlia!
I've seen this flower in person, and it is really that pretty!
Best shade of pink ever!
This is the color i want my car to be...
Anyway... sorry to blather on
I always think i have nothing interesting to blog about,
and then when i finally do a blogpost, i have like 10 different things to talk about!
Ok, one more photo of 'Cafe Au Lait' and I'll leave ya'll alone and go catch up on some of you while it's quiet here at work...
beautiful flowers and photos!
oh yeah, and if you want to read all about growing dahlias and other flowers, you should go check out this ladies website
She is so totally charming and gracious. They grow all their flowers without chemicals, it's a small but growing family business, there are gorgeous photos of flowers, and she tells you all about her tried and true remedies for growing flowers of all kinds!
(was that the longest sentence with the most adjectives ever?)