Monday, May 9, 2016

"Home" pillow for Chair Back

When my Aunt Connie

brought me this old chair,

I really wasn't sure I even wanted to touch it - ha!

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After taking it down to it's frame,

I added wood planks to the back.

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I gave it a worn white paint finish.

After a new upholstered seat

and fun "home" pillow,

it's a cozy new addition!

I hope this is a fun idea

for you to keep in your file

for the next time you see an old chair!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Painting Windmill Art

Every time I drive this road

I see a windmill

stand like an iconic country silhouette

 against the sky.

And every time, I think

"I want to paint that".

So my country roots got the best of me.

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My wood square measures about 25".

I used cardstock to dip in my paint colors

and drag across the board,

creating a textural and layered background.

Then I transferred my pattern onto the board.

I used aluminum paint and white for my windmill base.

Then I shaded with aluminum and black.

I love the effect of the aluminum shimmer.

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I like the art both ways -

with the white frame and without.

I will list these in my Etsy shop soon.

Thanks for stopping by!