Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chairs and more Chairs

One of the best selling items I've worked on over the past year have been the chairs. These three make the 40-42 chairs completed, with about half a dozen available, all the rest having been sold.

This first chair was made out of half a door and half a twin sized headboard. The slats forming the seat of the chair were made from the boards that the mattress sits on from the twin bed. I need to replace the door knob with an older looking knob. Added a tanglevine wreath and garland to complete the old garden chair look. (Note: not guaranteed to actually hold the weight of a person, intended to hold a potted plant or two). It is also the first piece that I've done using red (Seattle Red, to be exact). Mostly my palette of colors includes antique burgundy, antique white, cavern moss green, black and mustard.


This chair I found at Deseret Industries (a Mormon thrift store). I like using various things to dress up a chair. A garland and the word FAITH in vinyl lettering completed this chair.

And finally, a nice solid oak chair that had a fantastic red covered seat. I like the way that the finished chair looks, after painting it with black primer, then overpainting with antique white, sanding back down to the black and to the wood, then antiquing with dark walnut stain.



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