Thursday, January 18, 2018

I Couldn't Wait - I Painted My New Chair

Ok you know how it is, you get something new and you just have to play.  I love my new chair, but I thought the frame was just a little too light gray for what I wanted.  This room is going to get a complete makeover little by little and my new chair is part of that makeover.  I am thrilled with the style and size of the chair, I need smaller furniture in here and this works really well.  I am going for a little more modern look for this room, so I am trying to find timeless pieces that have a "Modern Transitional" feel.

Here is the chair before I painted it. Really pretty but a lot more light gray than I want.

Since it is a painted frame and done in an antique finish, adding a little more of an antique vibe to it was just what it needed.  I got out my craft paints - 2 shades of brown & 1 charcoal gray and did some dry brushing.  I love this technique because if you don't like what you have going on you can just paint over it.   Now I think the finish is much better for my style. I wanted sort of a driftwood look.




Here it is in the room.  Love it.  I removed the wicker chair and kept the brown Louis style chair.  These are much smaller in scale and fit the room size better.  I think they will go with my more modern style sofa that is coming too.    I am going to refinish the frame on the Louis chair and reupholster it also, I just need some time. (Of course painting or replacing that console is on my list too.)

I also got some other pretty decor pieces for Christmas.  Love the new camel velvet pillow and my new table top accessories too.  The horn is a fabulous piece, it is such a great accent piece.


Isn't this a pretty concrete horse head, love it.


They are both great accessories for this room.






If you missed my post about this amazing consignment shop that I found the chair in, you can check it out here.

Now all I need is time and money, no problem - right?

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15 comments:

  1. I'm impressed. Not familiar with dry paint, but will look into it. Also, how did you cover the upholstery?

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    1. You have so little paint on your brush when you are dry bushing that I didn't have to cover the seat upholstery at all. I just dipped my brush in a small amount of the paint, then took most of it off by brushing on a paper towel, then on the wood. Actually really easy and fast and you can control how much you put on or not.

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  2. Money is all you need.... I love your chair, Marty! Your room is transitioning beautifully!

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  3. I love this technique and it makes your chair so perfect for your space.

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  4. That turned out great! It’s fun to have a plan/goal to work towards! Getting the scale right is a big part of all of it and it sounds like you’ve got a good plan in place!

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  5. Marty, the chair looks great. The dry brushing is a wonderful method to use!

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  6. I really like what you did to the chair and am excited to see how this room evolves.

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  7. Love it Marty! It looks perfect with your decor.

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  8. Very pretty, Marty. It looks super in your room!

    Jane

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  9. What a find on the chair. The new coffee table and accessories are a big hit too. I keep wondering why the bookcase in the other room is not holding the TV. Perhaps that's why you aren't satisfied with it.
    Myrna

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  10. That looks good, Marty! I know I am going to have to get rid of some of my oversized pieces of furniture, too, when we move because I know that I will be downsizing. I already gifted my daughter with my large dining room set and she is thrilled. Can't wait to see your new sofa! xo Diana

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  11. What a great job on the chair, Marty! Your home is always lovely, so classic and elegant!

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  12. The chair looks terrific. The room is so lovely.

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