Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another chair


I'm on a white chair kick, here is chair #2.
I would love to eventually have 6 different white chairs to replace the black ones at my dining table. (Remember my first chair?)


I don't have a before picture, but it was a dark brown wood with boring fabric seat cover. I painted it white and distressed the edges with a sander.
Then I made my own faux postal sack by using a plate, bowl, acrylic paint and paintbrush, a scrap of muslin, and some letter & number stamps from my scrapbook stash. I traced the plate and bowl for the circle and stamped the letters and numbers with the acrylic paint. Then added squiggles to give it that authentic vintage postage stamp look. I then washed the material in the washing machine in cold. This made the paint fade a little in areas to give it more of that vintage feel.



This was a very cheap and easy makeover. I love it, do you?

54 comments:

  1. I do love it!!!


    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a cute chair! I LOVE the seat cushion!!!! So cool that you made the image yourself!

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  3. Love love love it!! Thanks for the little tutorial on the fabric design... I will certainly be using it to design some fabric. I've been wanting a couple Paris style pillows but hate to pay the high prices they get for them.
    Hugs, sherry

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  4. Looks awesome! I love the French stamp!

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  5. ...oh my!! I simply must try this as I simply adore your chair makeover!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  6. Yes I do love it! What an awesome makeover. Have a great weekend.

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  7. This project is amazing, I am so going to use this idea on a project of my own. Thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to have a closer look around your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Donna xx

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  8. How cute! I may just have to try this for myself! Marcia

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  9. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing, I'm a first time visitor and just love your blog!
    Take care
    Kristin

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  10. What's not to love? This is so cute.

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  11. Love your chair, definitely have to try the painted seat cover.

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  12. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  13. This turned out great! Very eye-catching.

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  14. I love it! Very creative!
    shannon@theothergaborsister.wordpress.com

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  15. I LOVE this!! It's so fresh, pretty, now, and it's on SNS #57's sidebar feature this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a gorgeous chair friend!! I WANT one...please!!! Maybe I can do it, I just might try. Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  17. I don't blame you.....I'd like a set of those chairs too! Nice!

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  18. How clever are you, Michele!? To make your own stencil? Wow! The chair turned out beautiful! Love anything French-inspired!

    Happy WW and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    xoxo laurie

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  19. Love it! I just love stencils!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  20. Yes, I DO love it! Very creative and looks wonderful!

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  21. Great idea!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  22. Wonderful job, looks so beautiful:))
    Greetings from Biljana

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  23. I love the chairs, you did such a beautiful job, the more I see painted furniture the more I want to do it myself, I bought the paint and wax all I need now is courage, thank you for showing me the way.
    Angela.

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  24. Nice!
    Enjoyed visiting your blog today full of all kinds of creative inspiration

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  25. I can't tell you how genius this is, girl!!!! Absolutely love it! Congrats!!!

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  26. I LOVE this! You did a great job - which my hand was steady enough to paint like that!

    Jennifer

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  27. Great job and soooo creative, I LOVE it!!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  28. Stop the presses - I am so in love with this chair!!!! I am totally bookmarking this and will be on the lookout for a chair to use!

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  29. Delightful! It's high time I invest in some stamps, rather than always trying to stencil. If you don't mind me asking, what stamps did you use for this project?

    Erin
    sundaysilence13 @ gmail dot com

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  30. Gorgeous, and oh so me. I saw this last week and didn't get to comment yet. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for linking it to SFS! -shaunna :)

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  31. this is great as usual. I just love the look.

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  32. I'm stoked I stumbled upon your site. Really stunning. The postmark chair is the bomb!

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  33. Wow! I am a postmaster and am absolutely in awe of your chair. Wish I were crafty enough to make one!

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  34. I thought for sure that you had used a stencil for the whole seat! Great job! I just adore anything French! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  35. Gorgeous chair! I will never get tired of seeing it, that's for sure. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday again! Love it.

    Jami

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  36. I used your lovely chair as inspiration for my entire dining set. Just posted it today and linked to your fabulous post. :)

    http://attemptingaloha.blogspot.com/2011/03/reupholstering-my-dining-set-places.html

    Thank you for the inspiration, and I'm such a fan!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  37. OMGoodness! You are so clever. I love how you show where your inspiration comes from too. Yours is one blog I shall have fun following from my sidebar. Glad to have found you. Fiona

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  38. Wow loVE what you created here! Gorgeous!

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  39. I absolutely love this chair!!!!!!! So pretty!

    Melissa
    vintagemellie.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the postal mark you made yourself. Check out the one I did myself on a table...
    http://www.homeroad.net/2011/06/ikea-cart-re-make.html
    Susan

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  41. I will have to try this... love that you used a plate!

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