Friday, November 16, 2012

Whimsical Christmas Chairs

Look who's showing up
everytime I turn around...

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Update:  You can get the Santa Pattern
Download Here.
I know.
I still have to get my turkey out to thaw this weekend
and make my wild rice casserole,
sweet potatoes,
green bean casserole.

But while I'm doing all of that
I'm painting all of this...

No ice on the lake.
Just sunshiney warm November days.
But Christmas is coming!

The base coat of red went on quick
because there was already a nice wood base.

I used one coat of red gloss
so I could still see some layering beneath.

Chalk in your pattern
and fill the lighter areas with Kilz Primer.

I like to shade the white with camel.

Then I added a little brushed ribbon detail.

These chairs will add a little Christmas Cheer
and brighten some corner
for the Holiday Season.

Happy Art.

Merry and Bright.

I hope you're all enjoying this fun time of year!
I always appreciate your visits,
Update:  Free Pattern Download is available.
You can find the info. on this page.

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Unknown said...

Those are darling!! Makes me want to grab a few chairs and paint!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheers, Gee

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

you are one talented lady. those chairs are adorable.

Courtney said...

So cute Deb!! Makes me want to do more than just think about Christmas...and actually start getting ready for it;)

Artsy VaVa said...

The Christmas chairs are fantastic! I have a couple of chairs I painted years ago that need to be redone. This might be just what they need! Thanks for the inspiration!

alice said...

Oh my! Those are adorable! I am looking for chair!
Love those!
Smiles, Alice

Anonymous said...

I love the whimsy of these chairs! SO bright, happy and festive. :D

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Wow... these are so much fun! Beautiful job -- love them!

Donna Wilkes said...

I can just see these charming chairs sitting next to the tree with milk and cookies for Santa on them!

Jenny said...

This is ADORABLE! I love the whimsy you've created here - such talent! I'm jealous, I'm so NOT artistic!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I am so much in love with these chairs! You are an amazing talent and inspiration. And I'm so much in love that I'm pinning too!



Noemi said...

Hmm, these are lovely!Congratulations for making such beautiful things! :)


Meghan said...

These are fabulous!

Rita said...

Those are so cute! You have a real talent with your painting! Thanks for sharing.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my cuteness. I can't believe you just chalked in the scene though. I would need a stencil. Thanks for sharing they look awesome!

Cecilia said...

Those are absolutely the cutest chairs ever! What a great makeover! I love them. Now following you.

Jill @ said...

Love these! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party..

One More Time Events said...

So cute! You did a wonderful job on these! new follower. If you would like to share them at Share It One More Time here is the link
Would love it if you did.

Crystelle said...

These are so adorable1 You are my inspiration... I love whimsical everything.... :)

hugs x

Unknown said...


Desiree Guy @ Camelot Art Creations said...

LOVE them!! I just did a chair in red as well. You just look at yours and can't help but smile! LOVE it:)

Terri said...

Found you through COMs Linky today! Love your Santa art! You make want to paint!

Spittin-Toad said...

WOW...I like everything you do!! I can cick one thing to look at in a link party and 9 times out of 10 it's yours. :)
You amaze me!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Deb, I love your work! Thank you for sharing at A to Z. There may be some things at Maddalee that you like, I'm also a new follower :)

Have a good day, Nancy

TheMoonAndMe said...

Oh.My.Goodness. Like I didn't already have a thing for chairs. I loooooove these! I have one almost like that {the before} serving as a bedside table. As soon as a real nightstand enters the picture...I think that chair gets come cuteness!

Cassie Bustamante said...

SO cute! i love the santa especially! what a fun idea!

Heidi Lisa said...

Aaaawwwwwww~ I love it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Adorable!! Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! These are just darling. What a gifted artist you are!

My Dream Canvas said...

Wow! These are fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas! I would love for you to see my centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) Visiting from Savvy Southern Style!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What absolutely darling Christmas chairs!!! Ho Ho Ho!!!!
You are so talented!
Please come by TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS and show off your creativity!!! Link goes live at 8:00 pm!

Liz said...

Absolutely gorgeous chairs!!!

Unknown said...

We had a project waaaay back in high school to paint chairs. It was so much fun, but mine didn't turn out anywhere near as awesome as yours :)

Great work, I'll have to keep my eye out a thrift stores for some chairs needed some love... and when I have some time to paint again ;)

Vanessa said...

Hi, Deb

You are so talented. LOVE, the chairs and red is my favorite. Happy Thanksgiving.


Julie said...

So beautiful. You are very talented! Please stop by tomorrow at our Christmas party and link your chair up. We have lots of free giveaways.

Happy Thanksgiving!
~ Julie

Mixed Kreations said...

Adorable chairs! You did a wonderful job on them. This is such a fun idea for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

ibshell said...

Absolutely the best chair EVER!! I think my kids would even like it if it were the time-out chair! LOL Beautiful work ;)!

tz said...

This is adorable....what a great idea!

Stacey said...

I adore you chairs...not to mention you artwork - it is amazing!
Thanks for sharing this week!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Stacey of Embracing Change

diisthename said...

Love,love,love the chairs. You inspire me to get busy


So so nice and cute ! I imagine Santa Claus painted pink like my shabby French house : would be great !
xoxo from PARIS

One More Time Events said...

Hi...Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time Events.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh Wow! I'm giving you a standing ovation-love these. You're a STAR and will have a spotlight feature tonight at I Gotta Create!

Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Mackenzie said...

These are SO cute; what talent! You are a Featured Favorite this week at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thank so much for sharing this and others last week; we love having you! Can't wait to see what you've got for us this week!
Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)

K @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

These chairs are so whimsical and fun. I love the shading you did on the Santa. Makes it look so finished.

Susan B said...

I would love to pin this chair! It is so clever and amazing. How do I do that?

Deb Hrabik said...

Great idea. I put a "pin it" button up on the post.
Thank you for pinning!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill, you are being featured later today!!

CreativaCale said...

So creative! So,beautiful!Bravo!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, how totally adorable!

A Few Pennies said...

Oh so adorable! If I could have just a smigeon of your painting talent! I'm going back to look again--have a great, creative week! Patty

County Line Road said...

These are just too cute for words. Love them!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are THE CUTEST! Great work!

Dewena said...

This chair is unbelievable! You have a showstopper here!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Deb, I just love these. I'm going to go out to my garage to see if I have a chair I can do this to! Or I might try painting a seat cushion to use on one of the chairs I have. Really really great.

Anonymous said...

Love the Santa chair. Beautiful job!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

How fun and festive!!! You are true artist Deb! I love them.

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

OMG! Saw this on Pinterest. How sweet these are. I have a couple of old child size wooden chairs just like these - so have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Deb, your Christmas chairs are AWESOME! Would love to have you link them up to Home for the Holiday's 2012 ~ Hand Painted Christmas link up party going on now at Shizzle Design Thanx, Shelly

Lizy said...

Super Cute!!! I could have one for every season!

Feral Turtle said...

These chairs are unbelievable! You are one talented lady!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I swear you read my mind :). I painted a Halloween chair and planned to do a Christmas chair, but I just didn't get to it. Yours are fabulous!!! I live the whimsical look! Thank goodness Christmas will be back next year :). Pinning until then!

Sarah said...

Thank you for the inspiration!!! I happened to have paints, an old chair..and now a brilliant Santa Chair!! Thanks again!!!

Unknown said...

What color of green did you use on this Santa chair? Love it!

Deb Hrabik said...

Ceramcoat brand in Gecko Green.
Happy painting! and thanks for stopping, Deb

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!

Unknown said...

You are absolutely amazing! These
go way beyond any skills I may have - I'm in awe!