It was 80 degrees today...spring is HERE!!!
So today has been a day of MAJOR projecting. I have 7 chairs and who knows how many frames piled in the garage that all need "make-overs." A little repair here and there and lots of paint! I may even make a few frame shelves because the others sold pretty quickly.
A few chairs need a little upholstery but nothing major so hopefully I will be able to share these projects next week! Sometimes I get so caught up in the BIG projects that I forget to share the little ones.
Today I am going to share a few chairs I finished. I got the frames painted, but they aren't distressed or top coated and I didn't have time to build any frame shelves!
I scrubbed all these pieces with ammonia and then let them dry out for a few days. After all the nastiness was washed away, I found some amazing wood!
I am always in awe when I find solid old furniture made with woods like mahogany and walnut...you just don't find solid pieces like that any more!
I knew the top on the little bench was pine...but once I got all the gunk cleaned off I found that the base was mahogany.I couldn't bring myself to paint over it, so I just chalk painted the top of the bench. I chalk painted the chair but left the seat natural and put a few coats of tung oil finish on the seat and legs of the bench.
I used a mix of latex "off-white" paints I had on hand and made a home-made plaster paint. These little oak chairs were ideal for the distressing because of the detailing on the back and legs!
I picked up a pretty "yellow" at Lowe's the other day. It just made me happy...and after the chair was painted and I started taking pictures I figured out why...
...it looks like SPRING!!!
Tulips! The always arrive the week of my daughter's birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!!
Sarah and her family (and new puppy, Duke) will be coming for a visit tomorrow! Her favorite cake is my Grandmother's lemon cake. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I will have to remember to take pictures and share the recipe next week. Super simple but will knock your socks off!