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!

My Purpose to Re-Purpose

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I love love love doing repurposing projects! I feel like I saved something from sure death and magically gave it a new purpose, a new life! Following is my most current recycling project I did for my youngest sister. Continue reading

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