Once this is all gone, it will be time to make blueberry crisp!
I thought I would get caught up on some projects I did last summer and never shared. Both of these pieces were painted with General Finishes Lamp Black from Rockler. I thought it would be appropriate today to share one of them, given the holiday. And because it's about bloody time! Let's start with the non-patriotic chair.
And I am going to apologize now because I cannot find a before shot for either of these!!! I searched and searched and know I had them, but alas... gone. But, in looking for them I found at least 4 other projects that have not yet been shared, too. Oops.
I picked this chair up and thought it would be a great piece for me to try my hand at reupholstering. It was wood framed with great details and the fabric was a stained rose velvet. It needed some love! I got to work removing the old upholstery, but I loved the look of the burlap that was revealed underneath! The look reminded me of the deconstructed chairs I had seen at Restoration Hardware. I loved the rustic look, and thought that General Finishes Lamp Black would complement the burlap perfectly. I applied just one coat, which ended up being enough once it was lightly distressed. To finish it I applied Minwax Wipe-On Poly in Satin. Here is the chair in its unfinished finished state. :)
It currently resides in the corner of my dining room and I love the feel it adds. Plus, it provides extra seating if needed.
The second chair was an oak chair that had a broken spindle. because it needed to be repaired, I had used wood filler on it and needed to cover it with paint, rather than leaving it natural wood. Just as in the chair above, I gave it one coat of General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed it, and applied Minwax Wipe-On Poly in Satin again. I created a new seat with plywood and batting, and covered it with a vintage US Mail back I found at the auction. Here is this one, all done (and you may spy another unshared project peek next to it!).
So there you have it, 2 of last year's projects finally making their blog debut!
Hope you all have a wonderfully happy 4th of July! I hope it's filled with family, friends, fireflies,food, and all sorts of American freedoms!