April 13, 2016 by Terry
I’ve had this sorry little chair in my stash for a while now. It called to me from the curb one morning while taking the kids to school. You can imagine the moaning and groaning of my children as I stopped to pick it up. “No Mom! Pleeeeeeeeze don’t stop!” Unfortunately for them I couldn’t risk the garbage man taking it away before I could get back to it so I had to stop.
I do have a picture of it somewhere of what it looked like before but surprise, surprise I cannot remember what I filed it under. It was literally muddy with dry mud and very rickety. Someone must have tried their painting skills on it and then lost heart as it was partially painted with a bit of white paint.
After a cleaning and sanding followed by a light coat of Lucketts Green MMS Milk paint and a bit of distressing, this is what she looks like now.
I also upholstered the seat and added a grain sack image transfer to give it a little more character.
Outside of fixing the wobbly legs and back, this was a refreshingly simple makeover.
I have been trying to use more color in my projects lately and I have to say I’d forgotten how much I like this green. I used clear wax to seal the paint but I bet it would look nice with a little dark wax in a few places as well.
I had planted some Cat Grass a couple of weeks ago and having the brown thumb that I do, it only made it to the third cut before I somehow killed it :( This is one of the last times I saw it healthy. Not sure exactly where things went bad …. but I will try again!
I hope you are having a great week so far! I would like to invite you to join me here tomorrow for Making Broken Beautiful.
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