Just look at it.
It's seen better days for sure. It's been abused and used with scratches, stickers and paint splatters all over. It had joints that had to be reglued and there was even gum stuck to it.
This lonely chair has been sitting in the shop for about 7 months, I've put off re-doing it due to all the sanding that it required plus the joints had work that had to be done. But I finally took the plunge and transformed her.
What do you think now? I'd say she's 100 percent better. I was going for an old fashioned feel and I think that I captured it. I sanded, primed then painted it in white. Added multiple layers of pink and mauve paint to the darker areas that you see. The tips of the spindles, the chair back and even her little feet like she's wearing pretty shoes. Then on top of the pinks and mauve, I used a gold antiquing glaze.
I really do love how it changed the bright pink color and toned it down. It turned out just how I was hoping.
I think the roses give it the old fashion look that I was going for, don't you? I would love to take credit for painting them. Though, I'm no artist, my roses would never look so good. These are water-slide transfers that I applied then sealed with Polycrylic. I did the same technique on THIS chair.
No more old paint, scratches, stickers, weak joint or gum. Just a nice old fashioned make-over.
She's sitting pretty now.
Ready to go into my booth at the Antique Mall so she can go to a new home to be loved.
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Have a beautiful day.
From the Heart,
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