Friday, May 22, 2015

A chair's before & after

 Hi there friends...TGIF!
My mom picked this cute chair up at an estate sale. 
She loved the rush seat and size...the only thing she didn't like was the color. 
An easy fix!
 She wanted it painted black...so I pulled out my container of Americana chalk paint in "Carbon" and painted it for her...
What a difference!
Here's how it looked before...
 Now this fits her style so much better!!

 I even pulled out one of my small stencils and added a little design...
I used antique gold rub & buff. 
Then I lightly sanded over it to give it a worn look.
I distressed all along the edges also. 
Then I added a coat of clear wax and called it finished!
 Mom loves the way it came out :-)
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One more before & after...
Big difference...right!!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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46 comments:

Ron said...

Much better! A perfect transformation, Martina! TGIF!!!!! xo

Linda said...

What a great transformation!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful makeover, Martina!

Deserae said...

What a great transformation....it's amazing what a little paint can do!!! Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

ANNE said...

Beautiful transformation! Totally looks antique and wonderful now!

Laurie said...

So cute!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, what a difference and using that stencil was the cherry on top.

Kelly said...

It looks like a brand new chair now. I love the look of the black with the gold stencil design. It reminds me of those antique chairs that I see while out shopping sometimes.

DD's Cottage said...

I wouldn't have recognized it-you did a great job on making it look gorgeous instead of bland!

designchic said...

What an amazing transformation - love the gold stencil! Happy weekend !

Laurel Stephens said...

Wow! What a difference! Your mom's chair looks like a beautiful antique. I love the stencil. I bet she likes her chair even more because it's her daughter's creation; one to treasure.

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks fantastic Martina!! Well done!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh it turned out so beautiful Martina...I know your mom must be over the moon happy with it!...Have a great holiday weekend!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I would have been THRILLED with this make over, it looks beautiful! Love the stencil, perfect finishing touch. Have a great weekend!!!!

20 North Ora said...

What a precious chair and so enhanced by your work.

Judy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful job you did to your mothers chair. It looks stunning and so much better painted black.
Great job!.
Mary

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

Such an improvement, love it Martina!
Blessings,
Cindy

sheila@mykentuckyliving said...

Love the new version! Sheila

NanaDiana said...

You know what that did, Martina, is it took it from blah- to a very "rich" looking chair. I love it and the little details really look great. xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great makeover, Martina! Truly a perfect before and after showing the power of paint. The color really makes a huge difference and I love the stencil you added in.

Cozy Little House said...

Very cute! The stenciling just makes it so special. Great idea!
Brenda

Consider It All Joy said...

That's a great redo Martina! Amazing what a little paint and time can do for a piece! Have a great Holiday weekend! Blessings, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, the chair is gorgeous! Look what a great job you did. I love the touch of the stencil too. You're so good at this. Have a great Memorial weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth @ Mary Beth's Place said...

Gorgeous job, Martina! It looks like a "Hitchcock" chair now! Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

Ellen Thompson said...

What a great little piece now that you have worked your magic! How many times have we all walked right by little chairs like that -- at least I have because I go to estate sales all the time.

Now it has the look of a Hitchcock chair if not the exact details.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So pretty! I just love the stencil!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

I love it Martina, what a beautiful transformation!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful---very French country! What sort of wax did you use...as in the brand?

Jane x

JoAnne said...

You would never know it was the same chair - beautiful job, Martina! I noticed the other day that Walmart carries small containers of chalk paint by Waverly now. I like when you can buy the smaller containers - so great for small projects.

chateau chic said...

What a huge difference your painting made, Martina!
The chair went from ho-hum to Wow!!
Mary Alice

Melissa Wiges said...

Martina, I love the way this chair turned out! Painting it with the black chalk paint made all the difference and adding the gold stencil detail was the perfect touch.

Melissa

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, Oh what a great transformation on this chair. Love it and the added touch with the stencil is perfect.
Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day!
xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great makeover, Martina!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great transformation, Martina! You did a great job! Hope you're having a blessed Memorial Day!

Amy Pugh said...

Looks fantastic! The detailing with the stencils turned out really well. Love it.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wonderful work. It reminds me of Hitchcock furniture. xoxo Su

The French Hutch said...

What a difference in the sweet chair. You did a great job Martina, I love it!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Wow, it looks great, Martina.

Barb

Sarah said...

Definitely an improvement. You worked your magic!
Thanks for the visit and thoughtful comment on my post about the recent floods in TX.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yes, what a difference! LOVE the little stencil. Beautifully done!

xinex said...

So much bettet, Martina! You are so good....Christine

xinex said...

Oooops, I meant "better"

Maria Elena said...

Love the chair makeover. What a great find! xxx Maria

Rue said...

I'm laughing at myself, because at first I thought you painted over the black and was having a heart attack thinking you painted a beautiful antique chair. Then I realized that you painted it black. That says a lot if you fooled me into thinking it was already painted that way. It looks beautiful :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Beautiful transformation! Love the stenciled detail.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, what a beautiful difference! And I love the rush seat:) Happy week! Hugs, Poppy

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