Light after Dark …Ombre Chair

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Most recent and ambitious makeover lol. Old country chairs that were old, dirty and scratched. I wanted to try the ombre painting technique that is such a popular hair color trend. Harder than it seems but but I learned a lot. Like: Do not use latex paint for this technique!!! Latex dries way to fast to blend properly without leaving obvious lumpy brush strokes. Also not a good idea to do this outside lol. The trick in doing ombre is making sure your 2 main paints (lightest and darkest) paint is still wet.

But I didnt give up, I resanded the clumps out, took the chair inside the garage and repainted with an artist paint brush creating a better middle blendy ombre area. Also the fact that a chair has spindles you need to go around didn’t help. Now if my object was completely flat like say a table top? Wayyyy easier to ombre.

Anyway~I then sealed the seat with 3 coats of polyacrylic to make it smooth, shiny, and protect it from the wear and tear of future bums. 🙂 Im satisfied. Stay tuned, I picked up an old antique steamer trunk at my local swap meet that I am rehabbing. Happy day!

Lily’s Back Entry Wall

My hairstylist sister came to me for help regarding styling her currently non functional “blah” entry lol Her and her husband wanted a spot for hanging coats, keys, and shoes, boots etc. I used Olioboard to create the concept using a photo she sent to me. I was inspired by the peaceful, beachy, horse image I found.
OB-Lily's wall concept

 

 

Other concept created but not chosen

OB-Lily's wall concept 2