Colorful Chair Up Date

Friday, July 17, 2015

     The craft room has been shaping up nicely even though it has been going to slow for me. I found a fabulous chair for $15.00 at an estate sale that just needed a little love to be perfect. The wonderful women who started the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest created another opportunity to splash some color in my craft space.
Our  Hostesses for this month are
Stacy of
 Lynn of
The remaining creative team 

        This month has been sponsored by Unicorn Spit and the theme is color.

 This is what this sweet 70's chair looked like before her new paint job. I prepped it by wiping it off with water then drying the wood. The first coat brightened up the chair nicely. Then I wet the fabric with a water spritzer to paint the golden velvet fabric. 

I have never attempted painting upholstery before but decided now was a good time to try. Once I had a good base of Ten Miles in the Snow by Prairie Colors I added Weather Picket Fence as trim.
   I rubbed the chair with a paper bag to age the edges. A coat of wax buffed smooth allowed me to move onto the sewing a new cover for the cushion.
    I bought outdoor fabric for durability in a complimentary color to coordinate with the room. The cording added a finishing touch to the chair. The pillow is from Pier 1.
  Thank you to the wonderful sponsor Unicorn Spit who has an amazing product. I love that she created this product with the spirit of kindness, making painting easier for the handicapped. I have a project coming up soon featuring her paint. Check back on the blog soon. 
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                                       Karen Marie

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Michelle James said...

This is an amazing transformation. It looks so pretty! You did a great job.

Lynn Fern said...

It looks lovely Karen!

Karen Marie said...

Michell James,
You are so sweet to leave a comment of kindness. It is amazing what it does for my day.
I hope your day is the filled with happiness a rainbow sprinkles on your heart.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie said...

I am so glad you like the simple dash of color. It makes me feel like dancinng in the craft room.
Thank you for hosting the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest this month.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

thistlewoodfarm said...

Beautiful transformation! It was so good seeing you at Haven!

Art Is Beauty said...

It turned out perfect. I love the cushion. You are such a good seamstress!

Jenna said...

What a gorgeous makeover! I'm featuring this chair on our Sunday Weekend Features post with a link back to you. I can let you know when it goes live if you'd like to share on social media! Love this project!