Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Weathered, Worn-Out Chair

The weather hasn't been very nice around here, lately...rainy, windy, and cool...the perfect time to get some projects done inside.  This little chair from my front porch needed a facelift desperately.  I found it at a yard sale about six years ago where it had been sitting outside in someone's yard.  It has lived on my front porch ever since, partially protected, but, the rain would blow in on it.  Let me show you it's new face:
Please forgive my background.  This was taken in my Craft Room...remember the not-so-nice weather?  Naturally, I didn't take a before pic (I always forget), but here's a pic of it last Fall:
You can see how "weathered" it was, although, it still was pretty sturdy.  You can read about my Broom Parking Sign  HERE.  It also had a big crack down the middle of the seat that was filled with Bondo.  I didn't fuss too much, because those little imperfections add character, don't you think?

The yellow paint was leftover from the front door and once it was finished, I thought it looked a little plain.  Out came the white house paint and I started painting a flower.  Now, I am no artist, so those of you who really can paint, be kind, but, I think it came out pretty cute!
I highlighted the flower petals by adding a few drops of black acrylic paint to the white.  The center was created by adding a few drops of red acrylic to the yellow paint and using a stencil brush to apply it.  
It was a great project to do over the course of a few rainy days....now, if these clouds would just get out of here....

Thank you for stopping by the Cottage.  I hope you'll be back again soon and maybe, follow, share, and, pin.

Have a wonderful week!


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14 comments:

  1. What a cute chair! I love the flower :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, Edye. So glad you stopped by for a closer look!
      Ann

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  2. This came out beautiful - I can see that on my front porch next to my sunflower table!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the Northwest's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you - I will have to check out your sunflower table!

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  3. Very cute! I love the creative way you added the flower!

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie. It was just too plain without it!
      So glad you stopped by.
      Ann

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  4. No kidding it came out cute. What a transformation. Very impressive and fun.

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  5. That is just darling! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much. Do stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  6. This is such a fun and summery chair. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Charlene - so glad you like it!

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  7. What a cute chair!! You did a lovely job painting it!!

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    1. Thank you, Keri.
      It was my first attempt at painting a picture/design.
      Thanks for visiting the Cottage!
      Ann

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