5.04.2012

THE “BEFORE AND AFTER” CHAIR

The other day on my Swoon Worthy blog, I posted a picture of a chair refurbished by 508 designs

No. 33

They called the chair the “split personality” chair.  How fitting, right?! I instantly took a liking to the technique they used on the chair and I’m sure you all have seen the “dipped” chairs.  For days after first coming across the chair, I kept wondering why I loved it so much.  I mean, like I said, we have all seen chairs that have been partially painted before.  Why did this one stand out to me?

I decided to recreate that technique, but while doing so, I went a different way.  I started with this chair

primitive chair

I decided on how much of it I wanted to paint and pondered on a color.

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(I must give a shout out to Kristen F. Davis for the paint! She’s the new spokeswoman for the MyColor paint line!!!)

I decided on yellow because I had never used yellow on a piece for myself. 

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(I have yet to replace the batteries in my camera. sorry for iPhone pic)

I’m in love with this chair.  I had originally planned not to distress the painted portion, but as I kept looking at it, I couldn’t resist.  When I look at this chair, I think of myself.  It’s a reflection of where I started in life and where I am now.  Even with its pretty little pop of yellow, underneath that is still that country old chair.  This chair is a reminder for me to stay grounded.  No matter how successful one becomes, you should never forget how you started out. 

 

I’m sharing this over at Miss Mustard Seed’s linky party!

I’ll see you guys next week!

7 comments:

Brandi said...

Great makeover! I love what you did with the chair. Yellow is such a fun color, it's my favorite!

Tiffany said...

I love what you said about the chair and how it relates to you. Well spoken.

Tonia B. said...

I like it! Yellow is such a happy color.

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

This is fantastic, I like your take on the split personality and when you get that battery replaced please take a good photo!! I want to see...
Janell

Allison@FabRehab said...

I LOVE this!! It's seriously so cool!!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What a fun idea - and I love that pop of yellow!

Courtney said...

Awesome!! Love your take on the first chair and it's so cool to see something different!!!