Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chairs Galore...

I have found a few chairs that I am going to try to incorporate into my home. If they don't make the cut. They will be sold to Craig, you know, the guy with all those lists! ;) I am hoping they work, though. I need chairs to be able to finish a few rooms. I am pretty sure the french chair will be great as a vanity chair or a side chair in my romantic garden inspired boudoir.

French chair {after}: Painted Martha Stewart's Robin's Egg Blue & Valspar's Sugar & Cream and glazed with Briwax Light Brown.

Briwax is a great product to use...painted or wood...On painted pieces, uses as a glaze to age the look of the furniture and to protect it from elements.

The 2 schoolhouse chairs will be tested in my Old Saloon Gameroom. I will mix a few more odd chairs for a laid back Saloon-y feel. I may even paint numbers on the backs for a little more fun and whimsy. I have an antique table that belonged to my mother, when she was a newly wed. She passed away when I was a teenager. I inherited it in 2006 from my Great Uncle. It means so much to have a piece of her furniture. Since, furniture and design is my passion. It hasn't been used in my home, yet. So, I have decided to use it as a game table for family games and my crafting. It is an oak table, I do plan on staining it darker or painting it.

Schoolhouse chairs {after}: Restore A Finish in dark walnut...I bought it at Home Depot.

I am the world's worst about getting before photos. I promise that I will practice learning that one. It is fun to see the before and afters...I have some that are more like "during or after"

The lighter chair is a before and the darker one is the during. I added a few coats of the Restore A Finish to achieve the shade I wanted. I used a lint free cloth to rub it on. Super duper easy!

French chair {during}: I lightly sanded the finish and had already taken the tapestry fabric off and had started painting it. That is Emily (Emme) , our 1 1/2 yr old golden retriever. She and the two other girls, Charlee Girl and Bella, are like our babies... She is a lot of help, can't you tell? ;)

French Chair {during}: Before I added the Briwax to tone down the brightness of the paint. I actually waited a few days for the paint to dry completely.

Xo, Meme


laxsupermom said...

The chairs look fantastic, and I can definitely see the french one working at a vanity. Can't wait to see more of the saloon vibe bar room. Sounds very cool. Thanks for sharing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chairs look fantastic. You did a great job on them. Hugs, Marty

white life© said...

It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care

The Reading Girl said...

Oh I can hardly resist anything French! Especially this chair--congrats, it is BEAUTIFUL! :O)