Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Red Resting Chair

I just finished a chair. I call it my red resting chair. First let me show you a before picture. It's your basic wood chair, no fancy carvings or ornate woodwork, just a wood chair. This is the only picture that I could find & it's not the best, but you get the idea.....don't ya? The minnow baskets that are sitting on it will be featured in another post.......(I'm almost done with them).
I painted the chair Emperor's Silk (chalk paint again, no surprise there) waxed it, and then beat it up a little. I wanted it to look like it's always been that color. I hand painted the bible phrase "come with me by yourselves to a quiet place & get some rest". I was going to use my Silhouette & be all fancy & impeccable but I was going for a different look. I wanted it to look like the writing was put on it a long time ago by someone, not mass produced & perfect. Maybe I should make up a story about it being from an old school & some teacher wrote that on there.....kinda like an old timey "time-out chair"?? Anyway what do you guys think?

6 comments:

  1. You made a great choice - the "real" handwriting just makes the verse that much more meaningful. Beautifully done!

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  2. I love the chair! Great color. It would look good in my house!

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  3. How fun! Much cuter than the red time out chair I used to have for my boys LOL! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love the red chair, isn't amazing how paint can transform a piece! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  5. I absolutley LOVE the chair. I just found your your site and so far, I love it. I do have a question because I have some chairs that need redoing. I am so new at this and I do not man to sound dumb, but what is chalk paint and then you mentioned you waxed it and beat it up. Can you please explain. I would love to have the same look for my chairs. Thank you so much an I will continue to follow your site.

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  6. This looks so much better, love the red.... Did you make the birdhouse book also? That is really cool, sure it wasn't easy. So far I've only made the trees......

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