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Monday, July 30, 2012

A commissioned chair upcycle & a new blogger: The story

A commissioned chair upcycle & a new blogger: The story.

Chapter 1
Meet a wonderful person who contacted me via Facebook STW.
Wonderful person comes to my yard sale in 100 degree heat and buys a upcycled bench.
Wonderful person gives me two chairs that she rescued from a garbage destiny.
Wonderful person buys the zebra fabric and gives me specs on finish she'd like.

Chapter 2
Meet the two chairs, that were rescued. So yucky (yes, yucky) with peeling paint.

Gold paint over old latex peeling paint.

Dirty chair cover. They were sad, sad chairs.

They cried, "Please help us be purdy again."

Author note:
1. Proof that all paint is not created equal.
2. Upcycle does require some skill. It isn't just slapping some paint on things.

Chapter 3
Ugly chair meets beautiful ladybug.
The ladybug brought good luck and just knew the chair would be beautiful once again.

Artistic pause in writing to take a million pictures of said ladybug on ugly chair.

Ok, back to the story.

Chapter 4
Reupholstery gone bad.

(Creativity interrupted by a lovely dog)

When you run out of staples---just use push pins???
Don't try this at home!

Chapter 5
Introduction of sassy zebra fabric. Upholstered the right way!

Chapter 6
Add Annie Sloan chalk paint in granite color.
Then dark wax to add depth to color with luster and sheen.
The sad chair is becoming happ, happ, happy again.
She shouted, "Look at my lovely details. They look so nice and don't even need gold paint to accent me."
Chapter 7
Put the sassy zebra pad on the new paint job and wow, the sparks fly.
Love at first site!

(Author note: Ignore the house in the backround that obviously needs cleaned!)

Chapter 8
Chairs get reunited with Wonderful person who owns them,
where they will live happily ever after!

The End!

(For more information in having your furniture get an updated upcycle, contact me at 724-989-0689 or

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