Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Chair Shabby Chic style

Remember the three chairs that I purchased a couple of weeks ago? Well, I got the second one finished and I love the new look. I've mentioned it a couple of times that one day I'm going to have a Shabby Chic decorated spare bedroom filled with whites, pinks and light green tones. Whenever that day comes I think this chair will go in there nicely or I may just make a set of chairs to go in the small casual eating area near the kitchen.

DIY Shabby chair
It started like any other chair just screaming to be all prettied up. Below is one of the 3 chairs that I got a couple of weeks ago.

It got a good sanding then primed and lightly sanded again.

Next I hand painted it in white and added splashes of pink and green and blended the colors to give it a chic coloring, then I did the spindles and legs in a gold wash to give it a shabby look.
After the paint was dry I applied water-slide transfers in different Rose patterns that I like on the top back and on the seating area. When all was completely dry I gave it a couple of coats of Minwax Polycrylic for a high shine and also to protect the surfaces.
 Finished Shabby Chic Chair
DIY Shabby Chic chair
Top of the back

Pretty Rose in one of the corners
Seat with lots of little Roses
This one shows more of a pink cast on the back. I wanted to get close for you to see the detail of the gorgeous rose.
Sitting Pretty!
DIY Shabby Chic Chair

I think the chair looks much better now and would go perfect around one of these indoor bistro tables. The hard part is picking the perfect one! 
I really like this one, I think it would go great with two shabby chic chairs~what do you think?

From the Heart,

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  1. This is gorgeous!! I love it, the gold wash on the spindles really adds to it. You did a great job.

  2. Wow! Furniture projects totally intimidate me, but you did a great job on this one! Would you consider sharing it here?

  3. Pretty chair! I love the sweet little roses in the seat. Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection for a visit and for leaving me a sweet note about the King Ranch Chicken Casserole. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll visit again and maybe even "follow me" back. Have a great week!

  4. The roses in the seat just make it special!!! I am now following you! Hugs, Penny

  5. Very Pretty. Loved them :) Hopping from your link at motivated monday!!

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  7. So pretty! I love the little roses on the seat, great addition. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  8. Oh, I love it! You did a fantastic job! :)

  9. Great transformation and embellishment! I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime, my gate is always open.

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Loving you chair and the roses you added. But what is a water slide transfer? Also love the gold wash on the spindles. I so love your adorably pretty chair! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. So pretty! Love the transformation, Jana. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ~Sally

  12. Jana, what a great transformation! I am a happy new follower via the Newbie party. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  13. Oh my goodness, I love it! The transfers add so much charm!

  14. Adorable! Thank you for posting at Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  15. So pretty but the seat is my favorite part. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

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