Glad you could visit.
Because I have a passion for all things
lakey, coastal and beachy,
I have a chair redo here
that will fit right in that style.
She didn't always look like this.
You know I'm going back in time
to her earlier days...
She had a few bumps and bruises
I had to wood fill , sand, glue, and nail.
I also had to cut a new plywood seat.
Once we got her to that point
she was ready for some spray primer.
I always start with my pieces upside down.
It's like working from the inside out.
I like to have all of the guts and goo clean and new.
I think about when I bring a newly painted piece into my home
I want it to be clean and fresh.
And when I sell my pieces,
when the customer loads it in their car
and they see it from underneath
I want it to look Spiffy clean and professional.
(no memories of having lived in a barn)
Then a coat of white gloss
Let it dry.
Then sand all of the edges.
Brush the stripes in with a gray and white mix.
Make a template for your anchor
and transfer to the chair.
(I penciled on the back of the paper for transfer)
After painting the anchor gray,
dry brush and splatter with white.
For the circle overlay,
put gray paint on the edges of a lid
or other circle shape
and press onto chair.
I know, I know.
Lots of details.
Are you still there?
Now for some black paint
(extended with a bit of clear glaze)
to brush on and wipe off.
Brush On. Wipe Off.
Drill small pilot holes
then hammer on the decorative nailhead
For the chair seat
you can read more (seriously?)
here where I talk about the mattress pad foam that I use.
This gives her a cute little puffed up seat.
Now she's ready for show.
This serene color palette
could be at home anywhere...
living on the lake or coast
or just dreaming of being there.
Warm Sunny Wishes to my friends
who made it this far in the post!
Come back soon, Deb
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