Though I am an extreme newbie to blogging (having only begun within the last hour) I have spent many-an-hour on many-a-day pouring over the blogs of wonderful, creative, and entertaining women. Women who, I must say, I feel like I know. I've been incredibly inspired by likes of Miss Mustard Seed, Holly of Life in the Fun Lane and White Berry, and Lisa at Recaptured Charm, each of whom have been able to forge a business out of beautifying old furniture and who have inspired me to do the same.
Today I'm linking this post to one of the first blogs I started regularly reading, Infarrantly Creative. Beckie is having one of her regular "Roadkill Rescue" parties, and I was so excited to get this project done just in the nick of time to participate! I'm also participating on Do It Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land (because, let's face it, everyone else is too.)
I got this sad little mauve velour covered chair from the free section of our local craigslist.
I saw lots of potential in it's turned spindles and wingback shape and, let me tell you, this puppy is COMFY!! It seems like everywhere I look these days, turquoise shows it's happy little face. It's so fresh and fun and cheery. I've been dying to paint something turquoise for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Here's she is after:
I used unbleached muslin to do the upholstery. I really like the nubbly oatmeal feel of it. It's really natural, kind of like burlap, but MUCH nicer to rest your buns on! Can I get an Amen?
I did a smoke glaze over the turquoise paint. The only thing it still needs is a little back pillow in a fun turqouise and brown print, then it'll be poifect!!!!
Thanks Beckie for being an inspiration! Thanks to all you other Roadkill Rescuers for dropping by! Lot's more to come... (I've got a garage full of projects, all I need is more time...or a clone... whichever...)
Thanks for reading!