I can't believe it's July already. Where has the summer gone? It's going way to fast for the likings of the people in this household. We love summer and I love that summer allows me to be outside painting projects and working, while the kids are outside playing and content.
This month I decided to do two unique projects. The first one is a chair and the other is a hand-painted sign(featured in "Oh What a Mauvelous month"). For the Chair I originally bought it form an antique store. It caught my eye, as the owner was trying to get rid of it and had it discounted greatly. I love bargin shopping as well as refinishing old things, so I just had to get this chair. This is what it looked like before the make-over began...
As you can see it was pretty beat up. There were chips in the wood and the paint was slowly fading. I also wasn't a big fan of the greenish color. It took me awhile to decide what color to use for this chair. I had two options...just go the safe route and paint it a white color, which matches with pretty much anything, or paint it a different color and one I wouldn't normally choose. When I paint any furniture I normally tend to choose "safe" paint colors (white,brown, tan, black), so pretty much colors that are used often. This month when I opened the box to real the color I had chosen for this chair I knew it was the right one immediately, although I was hesitant and second guessed myself quite a bit (hence the two paint containers on the chair). My choice for this chair was "Mauvelous"chalk paint from vintage and Restore by K.
When I finished the first coat I realized this was the exact color meant for this chair. It brings out the color of the fabric in the seat so well. I was thinking about getting it re-upholstered, but nope not happening anymore. It is so pretty. All together I painted two coats of chalk paint and left it as is, because the paint looks matte and for this project I especially like that look. I would typically apply a furniture protectant or gloss, but for this chair I think the matte look is so gorgeous. Here is what it looks like finished...oh and my daughter wanted to be in my blog post, so here's my attempt of a cute picture of her sitting on the chair as well..
Blurry pictures are common for us, mainly because my kids are always on the go. But I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and be sure to look out for the upcoming one next month in which I will be tackling a remodel of a larger furniture piece.
by Krista HowardFebruary 06, 20193 min read0 Comments
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by Krista HowardJanuary 17, 20192 min read0 Comments
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by Krista HowardDecember 20, 20182 min read0 Comments
Welcome friends! Today, I share with you a project that I was hesitant to do. Hesitant because it would be a HUGE transformation – and a huge transformation that I could not (easily) change if I didn’t like it.
What is this transformation I speak of? Painting our interior brick wall!
Our house was built in the 1950’s and I absolutely love the original charm and character of many of it’s features. But the red brick overpowered the room and made it feel dark...