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May 25, 2010

Back into it

and currently working on some bar stools for a client...the first time I have painted furniture that already belongs to someone else....so far all is going well, so not too nerve-wracking!

Here is what they looked like before:
Tidy....plain....dark....in need of something....client decided she'd like them lighter but not white or cream so we went with a colour she had already used in her home, Resene Sisal.  

Here are some work-in-progress shots:

In case you were wondering, the real estate magazine pages under the chairs are not to protect my paint drop cloth (that is well beyond help!), they are so I can spin the chair frames around as I paint them :)

I am working inside today because it is raining so hard, and really cold too.  Too cold for paint to dry properly in the garage....much more comfortable inside!

7 comments:

  1. Those look really great!
    Kisses and enjoy your project!
    Kisses

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  2. Coming along great. Are the tops going to be white as well?

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  3. Hi Simone, and thanks for that. The tops will be the same colour as the legs, Resene Sisal which is a light beige colour. I did think (a little too late) that the tops might have looked cool left dark but I already had the sealer coat on by then...so never mind!

    There is one more coat of paint to do on the tops then once they are dry, the fun part - distressing :)

    cheers
    Karen

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  4. Hi Karen....these are coming along well. I'm looking forward to seeing how they go :)

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  5. Hi Karen, I am soooo excited to find you, another kiwi blogger. I am living on the Gold Coast but my heart is well and truly still in NZ (very homesick). I have just had a quick scroll through some of your posts and will come back for a good read later. I can see lots of Kiwi creativity going on here:o)
    I would love to have you over at my blog and would love to mention your blog if it's okay with you, let me know.
    Angex

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  6. Hi karen, thanks for visiting me today and leaving your sweet comment...as for the fabric, i had it on hand from when i did my gossip bench, and just used leftovers from that. my vision for the chair actually exceeded my capabilities...so i took the easy route, and i suppose it turned out ok! :) your bar stools look great as well!

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