Oct 6, 2011

Number 3

I'm not sure what to think about this chair....

This is how it started out... rather gross (you can't see all the dirt in this picture...)  and kinda ugly.  
Being rather dirty, it got a good bath with Shaklee's Germicide.



Can you believe the paint job on the back of this chair?  I mean, come on... did they think no one would ever see the back of their chair?
Not being a chair that I really loved, I didn't want to spend too much time fixing it up.  I dry brushed some turquoise paint over it.  Then gave the whole thing a good sanding.  Still thinking it was a little blah, I decided to stencil a little 3 at the top.  I think it was the added touch it was needing.
Before stenciling... actually... I had already started... so MOSTLY before stenciling.
Definitely a huge improvement!

The nice days are going to be drawing to a close soon, which means I won't be able to work on as many projects outside.  I've still got a few things that I am going to be pushing to get done before the weather get cold.  I'm hoping for a warm fall!

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29 comments:

  1. I love that you could see something in this chair! Most times, people just don't see it and they throw perfectly good things away. Love what you did with it! xo

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  2. Cynthia-
    I rather like the addition of turquoise to this chair! It looks very fresh now, and more feminine. I also love the header photos at the top of your blog! The colors in your photostyling are very summery and breezy! It's all just my style. Thanks for stopping by, andrea@townandprairie

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  3. Lovin' that number 3 on it!!! Hop over today and grab my starfish featured button...yes...you have been featured at Coastal Charm:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. I really LIKE it...looks like it came straight out of a farmer's barn!

    Hope you'll be able to take some time to visit my little space in the blogosphere as well...

    Deborah
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the underlying color emerging from this piece! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  6. Well I love this cute little chair! I have one that's similar but I haven't done a thing with it yet...this is giving me inspiration!
    Terry

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  7. loveeeee this!!!!!!!!! pleassseee can it come and stay in my house!?!??!???!!!!! :o) I am soooo glad we "met" and that you link up! You are a constant inspiration!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  8. I think the small amount of turquoise and the number are perfect! Simple and cute!

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  9. Cynthia, I just saw your post on Finding Fabulous. Love what you did with this chair! I love using chairs as plant stands. I am now your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

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  10. Oh, I love it! I think it is a neat chair! Maybe they were going for a primitive look on the back:) I like the number stenciled on it!

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  11. I adore chippy chairs! Please consider linking up to my weekly Refresh Your Nest linky party; I'd love to feature your chair.

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/refresh-your-nest-friday-5.html

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  12. i used to have one just like this! love it.

    come visit anytime!

    michele

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  13. Cute chair! Why the number three? Are there more in this series?

    Thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting from Making Lemonade: Refresh Your Nest Fri Linky party today,
    ~Smiles, Suzanne from NW Illinois

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  14. The three was really just random, I had no particular reason for it... there isn't any more in a series, or anything like that. Actually, 3 isn't even my favorite number.

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  15. Oh,,I just Love that Chair :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  16. Cute - and I do like the number on it!

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  17. The chair turned out really great. I have a magazine rack I am working on and want to put a number. Would you please post this at my 1st Sunday's Best Party. If you do, could you let me know what font your used? Hope to see you!

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  18. super cute! the little number goes a loooong way in adding to its charm!

    amy

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  19. I think it's awesome!! Love the "3"!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

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  20. It's amazingly beautiful and I love the paint/distressing you did.

    Hope you have a great week ~ please come say hello sometime!

    ~ Marie

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  21. I have this exact chair, it is in pieces in my garage.

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  22. I love the two colors you picked and your distressing is just perfect!

    If you would like I would love for you to stop over for my very first link party and chalk paint giveaway! I know my readers would just love it!

    http://www.threeboys.net/2011/10/vintage-furniture-link-party-1-chalk.html

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  23. Super cute :). The number 3 is my favorite touch.

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  24. Love the chair it came out great! Laura

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  25. Fantastic way to make an old chair look "hip"! Love it. Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Fridays, I tweeted it out to my followers! ;-)

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  26. what a very sweet chair! I have a thing for chairs! hahaha
    gail

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  27. Very cute chair. I love chairs but hate messing with them. They are usually alot of work but it looks like you got 'er done quick!

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