{GUEST BLOG} Jumping for July

by Adrienne Weidman July 31, 2017 2 min read

{GUEST BLOG} Jumping for July

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. 
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Adrienne Weidman
Adrienne Weidman



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