Finished Faux Grain Sack Striped Chair and Stool
plus Oak frame
plus Oak frame
Some days are just full of great information. DGS had a new App to review and I got to play with it for a few minutes. Look at the results of a quick picture on his iPad, a quick edit in the Brushstroke App and an email to my laptop. I NEED this App. When he comes back on Monday with his iPad I am going to be playing around with this one again (App for iPad and iPhone).
Now you have to know - I have been on a painting roll. It was SUNNY on Monday last week and my dear friend Judy and I painted a chair, a stool, a picture frame (and 3 more pieces and 5 shutters which will be in Thursday's post) between 12:30 and 3:00. Whew. We rocked.
Paint colour was turquoise (CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise Chalk-Clay) with some white (ASCP Simply White) for stripes. Wax was ASCP Soft Wax. This was the first good painting time on the deck outside in MONTHS.
A bit of touch up painting was needed but I did that inside during the week (it rained every day).
Grain sack faux stripes were added to the stool (reverse, natural finish was taped before painting).
Stool was waxed (Annie Sloan Soft Wax) and polished, seat was waxed 3 times for a harder finish.
Here is the before and after.
The vintage chair (below) that was painted needed quite a bit of scraping to remove the loose paint. This old chair seems to be made from reclaimed parts (front legs have holes for a rung outsides and one inside but it is sturdy enough).
The vintage old chair before it was painted makes a wonderful collage for Judith's Mosaic Monday.
To make the painting seem faster the legs were painted first.
When the paint dried I used masking tape for the faux grain sack stripes. Painted over the tape and pulled off first piece of tape, then the rest of the tape. Some careful touch ups were needed.
Tape pulled off a piece of paint and I did a bit of careful touch up painting.
Chair before and after.The group of furniture painted turquoise blue is just right for joining in with Sally for Blue Monday.
I think Brenda of Cozy Little House will like the turquoise, it fits right in with her wonderful new colours in her home. And Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage would appreciate the turquoise too, it is definitely her colour as well and I know that Judy of 20 North Ora will appreciate seeing what I've been up to this week. Hello friends.
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