Spring is finally here in Texas, well outside of this 2 day cool spell we just had. However it should be close to 80 this weekend. One of my most favorite things about spring is this…..
Dandelions! I love these. I love to pick them and watch them blow in the wind. So this was my inspiration for a recent chair project.
My Nana passed away almost 4 years ago, and I got this old chair when we were cleaning out her house. She used this on her small patio. I love the look of this chair, wanted to do something special with it, but never knew exactly were to go with it. Is it in perfect condition – No. Does it have character – Yes. Is it special to me – Yes!
The first thing I did was sand it down to remove the paint. The back thin wood was a little warped from being outside, but I didn’t want to repair it and mess it up. So we used wood glue and tried to smooth the back out the best we could.
I went shopping looking for a beautiful blue paint color that reminded me of the sky. As I was looking at paint chips at Home Depot, I walked past the mis-tint shelf. I looked over all the paint cans, and there it was, a quart of the perfect blue paint. How lucky I was because it was also at the perfect price of $2. Thanks Home Depot for such a beautiful mis-tint.
Once the glue was dried, I began painting the chair.
I then let it dry overnight as I tried to figure out how I would paint the dandelions on it. The next day, I finally came up with a pattern and lightly drew it on the back with a piece of white chalk. I tried to tint this picture so that you could see the very light pattern I drew.
Yes the wood is a little bumpy, but we were afraid removing that would really mess up the chair back due to how it was attached. So we left it for added character, and to remind me of how Nana used it outside on her patio.
Then I took a bottle of white acrylic paint I already had and began painting over my pattern.
Here is the finished chair. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! It has that look of spring, and now just needs the perfect spot. Hope it makes you think of those fun times of being outside picking dandelions, and watching them blow in the wind.
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