Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Take A Seat

A recent find at my local Goodwill has had me on a chair obsession lately. Not the kind that an actual person could sit in, but a much smaller variety. I acquired a "bag o' chairs" for $6.00. They were little wire french inspired chairs. I'm really not at all certain what they were supposed to be used for, but I knew I had to have them.

They have sat in my spare room inspiration pile until recently when I decided to break them out. Originally I thought maybe on a dresser in a vignette with a votive on top...that could be cute. Nope, too predictable for me. Instead I decided I would go the mixed-media route and frame them all together.

I purchased a giant frame, again from the Goodwill with a "not so lovely" painting in it $7.00. Hopefully it wasn't painted by anyone famous because I painted right over it. This is where I always realize I should have taken more before photos, but impatient as I am I never remember until it is too late.

I painted the background with primer first, then ivory white and used the handy dandy ruler on a roll, Scotch blue tape to create random stripes in a variety of blues I had on hand. Then I applied a damask stencil in bright white on top and distressed the whole thing before drilling holes and wiring the chairs right to the background. The finished project almost has a "beachy" quality to it. It is definately one of a kind and sure to spark a conversation in whatever home it ends up in.

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that is so cute and clever, I would have bought them too, but I think they would have still been sitting in the bag!


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The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

YES I will :)
Just LOVELY :)
and do not miss...




It is fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Debbiedoo's said...

How cute! I love what you did. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Oh I love these! I know I would certainly have picked them up if I'd seen them in the store. I have a weakness for tiny things and these are too cute. I like what you did with them. Very original! The framed chair art to the side also really makes these stand out so great job!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

What a great idea! And a lovely result :)
I'm gladly joining in and looking forward to see more from you.
Best regards!

Kammy's Korner said...

oh my word, that's CUTE! :)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Oh wow! Your so creative! I love it!!!


Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

You have really great before and afters. I spotted this project at the newbie party and I had to come over. Thx for sharing.

Btw, we are you newest followers. :D

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