Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lovely Aged Chair

So I don't know if anyone at all is reading my blog...yet.  I know it will happen at some point if I have something to offer.  Still in week one, still a baby blogger.  Insecurities kicking in...does anyone out there care what I have to say?  Does it really matter if anyone else cares as long as I am using this blog as an outlet for myself?

 Ok, enough venting.  Today I want to show you a project that I am playing with.  I have been working on changing over my dining room table to a farmhouse table with mismatched black Windsor-style chairs. So over the past couple of months I have been accumulating chairs to paint.  One of the chairs that I bought, I actually spent more than what I had set as my max amount to spend on them.  But I saw it and I loved it, and I was only just beginning this little journey of furniture painting.  A lovely lady had already painted and distressed this beauty in an off-white.  Sorry, no before pic, you will just have to trust me that she was already beautiful.  But the color was not really me and did not fit my house style so well, and besides, I did buy it with every intention of painting it black.  Since I will distress it after painting it, I wanted to cover over the white shade so that the white didn't show through when I started sanding.  The paint finish was flat, no poly, no wax, so I decided to try a stain over the top of it.  
I am really loving the look now!



Love how the already distressed areas, which were light wood are now so dark and how the imperfections in the wood picked up so much of the stain.  

Notice something missing in this pic??? LOL!  Guess I didn't see that side very well when I was working on it!!

So now my quandry!!!!  I love this look, but I can't use it at my dining room table because it is not black!  What do I do?  Find a different place for this as is?  Or go ahead and paint it?  HELP!!  

Blessings, 
Ronda


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13 comments:

  1. I love it too. Sometimes those are hard decisions to make. I have a turquoise chair in my living room just because. Maybe you will find enough other chairs to paint black and you can keep this one as is. Good start on your blogging experience. I have been at it for a year and still can't figure out how to do a lot so you are so ahead of the game. But one suggestion, turn off the word verification, it does put some people off from leaving comments.

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    1. Thanks for the comments! Yay! My first :) Can you tell me where I would turn off the word verification?

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  2. I think you did a wonderful job! I'm a baby blogger myself aka miss lady aga, 1 month and counting. Don't you just love when your not sure what your doing and you it comes out beautiful! Keep up the good work!!

    Shirley

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  3. I like the paint effect you ended up with on your chair. I did the same type of thing on the legs of a footstool that I will eventually reupholster, but I am also reconsidering painting black. I think I will have to strip the stain before I can paint them. Bummer. Have fun with your blog!

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  4. I have been blogging for a couple years and still wonder if people read. My only advice is be patient. It will come. Great job on the chair. I think it would look gorgeous with black furniture!

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  5. How nice to see a windsor chair makeover in blog-land! One thing about windsor chairs, so many of them are so very well made by top end furniture companies that have been in business for years, so they are easy to find! I just love them, and I'm thinking of doing the very same thing that you are doing in your dining room! Great minds think alike, eh???...

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  6. I love the chair! You did a great job. I would put it in my bedroom. It is nice to have a chair in the bedroom for so many different reasons.

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  7. The chair looks great, why not try living it for awhile? The typeface you have chosen is pretty, but I found it a bit difficult to read, which may be a turnoff to others...just sayin'. Posting on MMS will bring traffic to your site, that's how I ended up here.
    Best of luck to you with the blog and chair.

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  8. Nice chair. Live with it for a while to see if you want to keep it or go with the black.

    I have to say, from a readability standpoint, this typeface is not so great.

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  9. I love it too! I would leave it like that and buy another chair to paint black for your dining room!

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  10. belleybellebelle ;)October 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    I think it would look great in your room with a medium size primitive star pillow or something! :) Good job!! ;)

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    1. belleybellebelle ;)October 30, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      Oh!! And I totally care what you have to say ;)

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  11. I love that it came out looking like scandanvian bleached wood look..is the dining table black? Why not mix it up and use them with the black table for an eclectic look. Nicely done.

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