This maple wood chair was given to me from my Mom, she purchased 3 of these chairs at a garage sale several weeks ago. My Mom redone 2 of the chairs and they look beautiful now!! The first one she redone was a Sweet Hand Painted Yellow Chair and the other one was a Shabby Chic Chair, after seeing how well her chairs turned out I was extremely anxious to start redoing my own. :)
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with this chair, I knew for starters I had to sand it down pretty well. By the time I finished sanding it I knew what I was going to do with this awesome maple wood chair.
Whew!! Sanding down this chair took like 3-4 hours, I had plenty of time to think about what I was going to do with this chair. I kinda had this list in my head:
Didn't quite know what the "Something More" was, but I knew it'd be blah if I had just made it white with black details. Anywho, Moving on.
For the distressed look I was going for I figured I should make a black glaze to go under my white paint, so that when I scuffed up my white paint the black would be revealed. I made the black glaze by mixing up a few different paints together.
|1st Coat Of Black Glaze|
|2nd Coat Of Black Glaze|
|I've Now Painted White Over The Black Coat|
Something More, Something More.?. Yep, I found it, A pretty little bird to add some life and color to this nice chair.
|Lovely Hand Painted Bird|
I Really Like How I Put A Feather Texture On The Bird's Chest
|Ooo I Love This :)|
Ohh how I love this, it's so neat to have the year on this baby and my blog name as well!! (I used a pen to write the % sign)
I assumed this chair would be finished by now, white distressed chair, black detailing, an awesome bird and personal paint on the bottom. I still felt it needed, well... "Something More"
q-tip, or shall I say quick tip:
If you accidentally smudge your paint you can use fingernail polish remover and a q-tip to fix it, I had a few places on my chair I had to touch up.
I was satisfied, I had my "Something More". It was very appropriate, a sweet little bird, and "I'll Fly Away Oh Glory"
I still wanted some color on the back of the chair though.
|Yes, I Used A Toothpick.|
For Some Reason I Really Like That Random Yellow Sweet Gum Leaf.
I'll Fly Away Oh Glory!
This chair turned out a lot better than I thought it would, I'm so happy. The bird is beautiful, the white is simple and the saying is well... Something more.
Made With Something More,
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