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Friday, April 4, 2008

The Big Reveal

My chairs turned out exactly as I had hoped. Hard to tell in the pictures, but they are a light pear green to match the school room walls:

Here are the finished children's chairs. I'll be on the look out for a couple more similar chairs (not necessarily matching exactly) to paint. I want a red one!


I'm still working on putting up the frame, and the shutters aren't yet painted. More pictures to come...

16 comments:

E and T said...

Hi Heidi

You are one busy lady - a very inspirational one at that. Love the chairs in the first picture - very striking.

The children's chairs are delightful.

Looking forward to checking out more pictures featuring your creativity in all of it's glory.

Anonymous said...

Pretty! I love your sense of color and style!!!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love those chairs...especially the children's chairs! I needed a push to get out my paintbrush...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice! You have the Midas touch with everything you touch. How I would love for you to get ahold of my house!

Barbara in AR

elliottsurf said...

The kids chairs are perfect! I hope that you will share you step by step...how you prepped them, type of paint, rub on letters or hand painted? Please share! I love my little daily fix of Mt. Hope Chronicles!

Jaala said...

I, too, would love to know what paint you use. Your chairs are lovely!

Carole said...

Oooh! Very pretty! Did you use any certain kind of paint - or a glaze on top to protect from dings and such? I have a couple of chairs that I'd like to paint but keep wondering what paint to use (one is a youth chair for at the dining room table).

Sarah said...

They turned out lovely! I especially like the children's chairs- a red one would be the perfect touch!
~S

Heidi said...

Thanks everyone. I was really pleased at the way they turned out. It looks like I might be getting another chair or two from a friend, so I'll post the how-to and paint colors with in-progress pictures soon. :)

Lisa said...

Love the chairs! I came across your blog - you have beautiful pictures. :-) Cute boys...

Mrs. Limestone said...

Looking good!

Mind sharing the steps that you used? How well do you think the finish will stand up to scrapes and scratches?

toomanyhats said...

Oh, your painting the painted shutters...I get it now. But do tell...how you gonna do it??

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

LOVE the colors! Love it all. Good job!

Heidi said...

Thanks again, ladies. I promise I didn't do anything special or technical. :) Specific answers next week.

Too many hats~ I haven't painted the shutters yet because I don't know where I'm putting them (and so I'm not sure what color...). I plan on lightly sanding them and then spray painting. (First primer and then color.) No way I'm doing them with a brush. :)

SmallWorld said...

FABULOUS!
SmallWorld

heather said...

Beautiful...and I look forward to pictures of the process of painting.