Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sweet Hand Painted Yellow Chair

This little chair and I have had a love-hate relationship this week. It started out with a different vision in mind, I seen the finished piece in my head, got all my supplies and went to work. Then I ended up starting over.

hand painted flower yellow chair

 You see, I've never mod-podged a piece of furniture before. (and still haven't.) Thought it wouldn't be difficult at all to do~boy was I wrong. I had the cutest little napkins picked out, separated them all and the edges cut off and went to attaching them to the chair. The more I worked...the worse the chair looked. As I was taken a little break and sitting back looking at my monstrosity, my daughter walked up and asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was trying to make up my mind as to if I should just pull off all the napkin pieces and just paint the chair. She looked at the chair and asked "Are you going for the old leather look"?  Yes, that is how bad it looked, all wrinkled up. So I went to pulling all the little pieces of napkins off. Gosh, they sure do stick in the Mod-Podge fairly quickly and dry. I knew I'd better get it all off or I would have to sand the thing and start completely over.

Long story short~I sanded and primed then I ended up painting the chair with Valspar Gold Abundance and then hand painting little flowers, vines & leaves across the top edge. I think it turned out pretty cute in the end. Looks a little old fashioned to me.

Here's what the chair started as
Finished chair
Hand-painted flowers, vines and leaves

Maybe I'll try to tackle another Mod-Podge project again but it will be something super simple for me without any curves. My hat is off to all the Mod-Podge Queens out there.

From the Heart,

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One Artsy Mama


  1. Your chair turned out really great, I love it!!

  2. Jana,
    This is so darling! My sister is going to be painting a rocking chair for her nursery, and this yellow would be so cute! Pinning! :D

    ~Stephanie @

  3. I love Mod Podge but you're right about the curves--this would've been a challenge. I think the yellow with the flowers is adorable!

  4. Oh my, that is just adorable- so charming!!!! GREAT job!


  5. what a beautiful little rocker - you did an amazing job!

  6. So cheerful and sweet. I appreciate the whole having one vision in mind and ending up with something totally different. It has happened to me more times than I want to remember. Thanks for sharing and for keeping it real. Perhaps in the end this was a better look. :D

  7. In the end it turned out lovely! But don't give up on Mod Podge. Maybe you just need different napkins. Try try again. Every time I see a rack of awesome napkins I think of you now :) Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  8. What a happy chair! So pretty. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from BNOTP. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Oh WOW!!! LOVE the chair!! AMAZING!!!!

  10. You did something way harder than mod podge. Your hand painted flowers are beautiful. The trick to mod podge on curves is to use small pieces of can't use one big piece without making a mess. Your chair came out gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  11. It's darling and was just meant to be just as it is!

  12. Darling! It really changed an ordinary object into something that makes you smile.

  13. aww!! that chair is so cute!!! i would love to have that in my house :)

    huggies ***
    smart momma

  14. These certainly turned out beautiful! great paint job on the flowers, and thank you for the sweet birthday comment!

  15. I just think the chair wanted your hand painted touch. It looks great.

  16. Oh my what an adorable chair! Love your hand painting. Found you over at WUW!

  17. Wow! I think your chair turned out fantastic! Great job!!


  18. I love the chairs ... my favorite Yellow! I have a couple dining room chairs that are in need of a makeover. I just haven't decided on color/pattern yet.

  19. I love the new look. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love that yellow! So bright and cheerful! I need to find a chair like that to makeover, it looks great!

  21. Super cute Jana!! Visiting from!

  22. W hat a cute little chair! Love the bright yellow and flowers. I would love to have you come join my Get Social Sunday party. YOu can link up your homepage and promote your awesome blog!

  23. Really cute ... love the hand painted back. Great Job!!!
    Audrey Z.


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