Monday, February 20, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Antoinette

Though I loved how this little chair looked as it was, time was none too kind to her.  Luckily, I easily could see the potential in her curvy legs, intricate carved detailing, solid wood frame, and gold paint and brought her home.  After all, she's the perfect recipe for paint!




With the new color just out, Antoinette, I knew exactly the color I was going to paint her!  The upholstery, that's a whole different story! ;)







After a complete strip down of old tapestry on top of even older tapestry, batting, straw, and springs I gave little Antoinette a wipe down and started in with paint.  After a light distressing to reveal the gold paint that lie underneath, I finished her with a loving rub down of clear wax.  I love this chair.  I love how even after all these years and all the bumps she's endured, she's still beautiful, still strong, and most importantly still around for many to enjoy for many years to come.  Antoinette is very sturdy and I could sit in it and enjoy the fruits of my labor, but simply looking at this beautiful chair refreshes my soul.  What refreshes your soul?

Enjoy~
Christie

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Restored it Wednesday, Prim & Proper, Treasure Hunt Thursday, {Primp}, Shades of Amber, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Domestically Speaking,
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