Friday, September 6, 2013

A Chair's Before & After

 TGIF friends!  I worked on a little paint project yesterday and it involved this chair my mom found for me at a garage sale.
Look at her pretty shape.
 And here she is after... I used MMS milk paint in Linen. I didn't want her super chippy so I added a little bonding agent to the mix.
 I even dressed her up a bit and added this wooden applique. It's hard to tell in these photos but I painted the applique pure white to make it pop... then went over it with my sanding block.
 It started to chip a little in all the right spots... up here on the top...
 and a little down here...the rest of the chair I used my sanding block to distress it.
 I finished it off by wiping MMS Hemp Oil on the entire chair...love that stuff!
For now it has a home in my dining room.
 One more before & after...
                       Have a super weekend!!

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47 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love it Martina. The appliqué really adds a nice touch to it! Have a wonderful weekend.

NanaDiana said...

I love that chair, Martina. Adding that applique was genius. Great job! xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Good job, Martina. Love the applique added.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the details added, and the chair does have some beautiful lines

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

The chair is beautiful, love the appliqué you added!

Deserae said...

It turned out great....I love the little applique you added and the color is so pretty :o) Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

ANNE said...

Absolutely stunning makeover Martina! Love it xox

Down to Earth Style said...

Beautiful color and love the applique. I need that mms paint. Looks awesome!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Isn't she gorgeous?
That applique is just perfect for her
What a beautiful transformation -
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Suzan

Judy K said...

What a pretty makeover. I love the details you added to the chair. Have a great weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She is a curvy beauty, Martina! I love the embellishment you added in; it suits her. : )

chateau chic said...

Your chair turned out so cute, Martina. Love the detail you added to the back.
Mary Alice

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a sweet chair. It looks wonderful in it's new color.

Barbara said...

Oh Martina your little chair is simply darling! Love the shape but your paint job just puts it over the top. Great color!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!
XO Barbara

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love how you added the wooden applique. I recently added one to a drawer in my bathroom. Love those little touches. :) You did a wonderful job!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I liked it very much before and the after is wonderful also

Di said...

I love it, you did add the perfect applique! And wow the color is great. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Angela Santaniello said...

LOVE the shape of the chair & the color you used!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Brenda Kula said...

Great job!
Brenda

Kelly said...

I still haven't tried the milk paint yet, but I always love the look after someone uses it. Your chair looks so pretty in that new color. It's nice to have a mix of painted and unpainted wood in a room.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, the chair turned out beautifully! The color and the little raised piece is just perfect. You're so good at this! Thanks for popping in to see my little dolls.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great remake! I love what you did with it.

Pam Kessler said...

Your chair is adorable? I have some milk paint sitting here just waiting for me to use it. I'll have to check into the hemp oil.

Dawn said...

Love the detail you added to the back and paint always make a project look better. Cute chair now:)

Anne said...

What a beautiful transformation Martina! Love this!
xx
Anne

Denise at Forest Manor said...

I love what you did with this chair, Martina! I'm always on the lookout for interesting chairs like this when I'm in thrift shops or antique shops. There are so many places in our homes to use a chair like this. You did a great job; I love the paint color and the wooden applique is BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks for your visit and comments on our kitchen renovation, and have a lovely week. :)

Denise

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Martina,
It came out so beautiful. I love this. So pretty.
Kris

xinex said...

Beautiful, Martina! The applique made it even more beautiful...Christine

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful makeover Martina. I love the redo!

Andrea said...

I love that you added the applique. The color is beautiful too! Great job.

Olive said...

The chair had great bones and then you made it pop with color. Well done.

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Martina ... your chair is beaming with happiness because of your fabulous makeover!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Wow, what a transformation, Martina!
I love the color and it looks wonderful in your dining room.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the way the chair turned out, it looks so sweet in the room, so updated...Phyllis

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great transformation, Martina! I love the addition of the applique!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow Martina! The new paint is fabulous, but the applique really makes it gorgeous!

Christy James said...

Beautiful transformation, Martina! I love the detail that the appliqué added! XO

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Let me know when you're ready to sell it...I'm first in line! :D

Linsey

Shelia said...

I just love this, Martina! You're so good at this and rally know how to make pretty! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin Johnson said...

Gorgeous! I love the paint color you used.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty Martina!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Rhonda said...

We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you

Cindy said...

Your chair looks really beautiful now Martina. It was pretty before, but the after is perfection!

Diane said...

Well done, the chair is beautiful in its new colour....perfect amount of chippy!

Leslie Harris said...

Wow--I love the new chair Martina, it's amazing what a coat of paint and a great eye can do!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the color!...you did a great job...looks great in the dining room!

fivepaintedlane.com said...

Hello. I am enjoying your before and afters so much. These chairs are beautiful!

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