I keep thinking of that Ferris Bueller quote where he says, "life moves pretty fast- if you don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it".
Yeah, I'm an 80's girl. And I quote John Hughes movies.
What does this have to do with anything?
I feel like life is moving at lightning fast speed at the moment, and I love it. But it is causing some things to take a back seat. So that's not entirely good, but I am so happy right now.
My decorating partner in crime Miss Janna and myself are working on decorating our church lobby before Easter weekend arrives, so I am trying to keep up with that.
It involves ordering furniture and shopping, so it's fun to be doing something in a field I love!
I am also sending in my first application for a show that is 2 weeks before Easter. I'm super excited about it, but knowing how much works goes into that kind of production.
...And just day to day life!
Laundry, bill paying, errands, house chores, grocery shopping, Bible study group, home group, blogging....This is my life!
And I wouldn't change a thing.
So, here's one project that I will be submitting to the Spring Heritage Faire in April. I am super happy with how it turned out!
Here was the before. I picked this up just shortly after New Year's from a thrift shop.
It has the original tags on the bottom of the seat cover. The thrift shop had it labeled from 1937, but I don't see anything on the chair itself indicating that. Maybe when it was dropped off the owner let them know? It is very old for sure.
It has great lines, and is really solid.
I took off the red, deteriorating seat and sanded the wood. Gave it two coats of primer and then a couple coats of white semi gloss paint.
Once it was dry, I distressed all of the raised edges. I applied a watered down stain over all of the distressed areas, and then wiped everything with a lightly dampened rag.
I've been using this stain for years and I just love it! It's actually a craft paint, but I love the tone of it, and I've always had good luck with it. Delta's Home Decor wood stain.
For the seat cover, I used an osnaburg- a very nubby linen look fabric. I love the look of it.
It was my first time using the freezer paper method for stenciling, and it worked great!
Because I used a font that had a lot of tiny middle pieces, it was a little tricky, but once I peeled it off, it looked fantastic!
I just used a black acrylic paint and brushed it on. For an additional aged look, I always wash the painted fabric again- it ages it beautifully.
I have a second chair that I will be working on for the faire as well- I see some blue skies, so I am hoping to get my paint applied while I have the chance!
Have a great weekend friends!
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