Say 'hi' to the sisters, the 'twins' I called them.
These girls were is need of a magical makeover. Their seats were flat, the fabric was -ummmm GROSS, dirty, smelly, yucky!
I wanted to make them pretty again, they did have pretty lines.
I flipped them over - AHHHHHHHHHH...what the.......
reupholstered with duct tape and masking tape?
Let the process begin....
3.... count 'em 3 layers of fabric. Duct tape, them masking tape and nails and then the original fabric done with staples. The last fabric layer mostly crumbled in my hands as a pulled at it, it was old and disgusting.
Then I washed my hands.... eww ewww eww ewww ewwwww
I had all these fabulous fabrics to choose from. I could easily become as addicted to fabric as I am to paper - yup, I'm a Scrapbooker.
I decided on this beautiful fabric and this fantastic colour.
van Gogh Chalk paint, my FAV!
I picked the colour Cashmere, nice and creamy, perfect with the fabric.
I scrubbed down the chair....ewww, ewww,ewww...can't say that enough!
Opened the paint and thought....
"hmmm, I playing it too safe, I want fun, I want fresh, I want unique"
So I scientifically mixed (plop here, plop there) a few of my Chalk Paint colours until I came up with a fresh custom colour that matched the fabric
I painted her, I distressed her and them I gave her a nice Beeswax rub down. The Beeswax helps protect the finish and mosturizes my cuticles.
Double bonus, plus it smells like I should be eating it with peanut butter.
I just noticed for the first time ever that Van Gogh is actually van Gogh.
Did you catch that?
In previous posts and whenever I write Van Gogh I've always used an upper case 'V' in Van Gogh but looking at the label it actually a
lower case 'v' in van Gogh. I've My apologizies to van Gogh, I now know
After the rub down, I attached the newly recovered seat.
New foam, new fabric, so pretty.
Are you ready?
So fresh and wonderful!
Hey, what about the other sister, thought they were tiwns?
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Drab & Dirty to Fab & ..ummm not frilly, not fancy, ummm fantastic!
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