Years ago, I picked up four of these chairs somewhere. It was so long ago I can't remember if they were free or a dollar a piece. I do however, have a vague recollection of one flying out of the bed of my truck as I went barreling down a back road. Oops!
This is the only one I have left, and it's been hanging on a wall in my shed by a big nail.
Since I had some black chalk paint on my roller from the Eastlake Desk (read about it here) I naturally went searching through my stash to see what else could easily get a fresh look with some black paint. My eyes landed on my next victim - this chair.
After I painted it and sanded the edges to let some of the "wood" - or whatever crazy finish was on the chair previously - show through, I felt I needed a design with contrasting color to add some pizzazz.
I had just received my Mandala Prosperity Stencil in the mail from Cutting Edge Stencils and thought that might be fun to off center on the seat!
I wasn't totally pleased with how it turned out, until I had the bright idea of letting the design only cover the seat cut-out. I had originally let the medallion design overlap over the whole seat, not just the added cut out piece, if you catch my drift. I painted black over the design that hung over the raised seat and fell in love! I used a foam roller with a super tiny amount of off white paint to over the stencil and it literally took about forty five seconds to stencil this! I did not go over it twice because I was going for a distressed, faded look. If you want a more pronounced design, go for a second coat!
I love doing chairs. Simple and fun and easy to be creative with! :)
This is currently for sale in my booth at the Parma Antique Mall.
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