Friday, August 5, 2011

Turquoise Chair

I really love this turquoise chair that I painted yesterday. My client had already painted it a little, so I was starting with a half-way done project -- don't you love the claw feet? Very unique!

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She'd painted part of it a lighter blue, and then part of it was turquoise. I sanded down the drips, too:

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With drip spots, I usually pick them off with my fingernail, then sand down the spot. Drips are a painters #1 enemy!

I took this next photo to show you guys the difference between glazed and un-glazed furniture. It's a little hard to see, but hopefully this makes sense:

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I like to use a simple, clear glaze (like Valspar brand, available at Lowe's), then add a little bit of brown paint or colorant to it.

Anyway, I did a bit of heavy distressing with my hand-sander, then added a few layers of glaze to "dirty it up"...my client wanted a very time-worn look -- and that's what we got.

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I think every home needs one little side chair that is painted a bright, poppy color -- doesn't it give the room such a great look? You could move it around from room to room, and it just brightens up each spot.

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16 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! I know what color I'm painting that chair in the garage now! Thanks.

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  2. So pretty. I love that color and the glazing and distressing adds so much character to it.

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  3. wow - what a chair makeover! it looks absolutely lovely. I'll have to find some equivilant products here in Australia - love this look.
    thanks for sharing.
    cheryl xox.

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  4. Looking good! I like how her room has lighter colors and the chair is that little burst of color that the room needs. Btw, I'm especially enjoying the "arrow diagram". That was pretty awesome. :)

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  5. Looks great girl! Thanks for the antiquing tips- very helpful indeed!

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  6. i can't even believe how much this chair reminds me of the chairs I painted a few months ago! I was thinking about distressing them but wasn't sure how to go about it... thanks for being so generous with your tips! http://onelifeashousewife.blogspot.com/2011/06/highchair-makeover.html

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  7. It looks great! You are so talented!

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  8. My heart cannot take it. I LOVE this chair! You are so talented. Destiny

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  9. aww, you guys are too nice. thank you!

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  10. Looove it, Kristen! It looks beautiful!

    Take care,
    Lori
    www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

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  11. So cute! Question.. can you give us the color and brand paint you used? I love that color????

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  12. it was my clients, and it was from the better homes and gardens line at walmart! I don't know the name of it, but I know it had "turquoise" in it - i'm sure you could find it if you narrowed down those things!

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