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I shabby chic'd it up with some taupe chalk paint (home made-but someday I'll try Annie Sloan's). One of my favorite tools is my sander. In my next life, I think I'll try ice carving.
Herring bone shabby chic chair is no longer available.
The ladder back in the middle is the chair. A friend I met on Craigslist (who calls himself "My Supplier")
gave it to me. It previously had a broken caned seat. Seeing as how I'm only learning one new trick at a time, I passed on learning how to re-cane. JoAnn Fabrics came through with some nice trim braid on sale and re-stocked their brass upholstery tacks. For a previous job, I had to settle for nickle tacks to finish an already brass started chair. I got a piece of styrofoam and pinned them each to it. Then spray painted them all black and mottled them with a rag while still wet. I grabbed a chip brush and dabbed brass metallic acrylic paint on and dabbed again. Voila! Matching tacks. Son, Andrew is pretty sharp and he couldn't tell the difference. The chair has a new hardwood seat and 1" foam. The colors (I have to get a close-up for you) started with a nice, taupe-y gray, that g'daughter Ellie begged to paint. She's painted basement steps for me before and done a fine job. Anyway, the herring bone upholstery was going to be too monotone, so I started going at it with a beautiful turquoise color I had used on a bookcase. Getting there...then added some
burnt umber in the corners and on the slats. It was coming to life
The Windsor chairs on either side are kind of a sage color and one has a maize underlay and the other, a lavender. Each are $30.00.
I wouldn't mind bartering if you see something you like and would like to trade services. Think SNOW shoveling.
Have to turn in. Just got off dog-sitting duty for the weekend and want to settle in for a nice long sleep.
Angels on your pillow.
Nothing shabby about this site! Great job, La Verne, Peter, and Angie!!!ReplyDelete