I picked up this pair of chairs from Consignment 1st for a great deal close to five years and always wanted to recover them (forgot to take a before pic) but they were peach and a cheesy gold. In a moment of desiring to recover them I ripped the fabric off one around three years ago and the loose fabric has laid over it since. I picked up a flowered print at Hobby Lobby several months ago on sale for $5 came home and recovered it the next day, even cut out the pattern for the second chair. But after all that hard work I realized I did it so fast because I would have chickened out because it still was not “it” for me. I always liked the pattern on the peach fabric and recently had the thought “why don’t I just paint it?” I paint everything else! So that is what I have done and it turned out very well!! The original patterned fabric turned out a little better than the new smooth fabric (wish I had never ripped off the original) but I am super happy with both. I didn’t get the pattern 100% correct on the smooth fabric but I see now that I have a picture side by side they are not exactly the same size so I will just use that excuse :) I used paint I had on hand. White mixed with a little water and painted all of both, then went back with Annie Sloan Provence that I had on hand. I used a foam sanding sponge between coats and it’s actually very soft. I put new trim on the existing fabric chair to match the new fabric chair.
Because I am over the white stuff, being stuck inside and winter over all, I’m in desperate need of color in my life!! The beautiful skies yesterday inspired me to paint something for my baby girls room (due April 6th) I knew I wanted flowers, somewhat abstract & loose. When I started I really didn’t have any idea what I was going to do, only the colors I wanted. This is the fastest painting I have ever produced and there is more I could do but I really loved it and since it is for me proclaimed it finished!
16×20 Acrylic on Canvas
I found these little booties hiding in an old sewing box that I made when I was twelve or so.
My niece Hannah asked me to do these of Easton and Ivory for her Mom for Christmas and since my sister does not have a facebook or probably even remember that I have this blog, I am pretty certain she will not see them…so friends of my sister Christi please do not tell her ;)
No, I really do not do portraits/profiles, etc. they stress me out! I have only ever done two faces in color (pastel) and that is when I was somewhere around 14, not sure why I said yes haha but I am glad I did because once again I got pulled out of my comfort zone!
Ivory 14×17 Pastel
Easton 14×17 Pastel