Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Before and After - Wicker Chair

Last weekend I scored several chairs and end tables at an auction.
The chairs all need some TLC, a little DIY, and some need lots of luck.
I started with the easiest chair.
This cute little wicker
I think he's just adorable.
Wicker is something I've always loved.
It just speaks of older times.
Afternoon tea on the porch.
Time spent sitting and watching traffic go by.
Too paint or not to paint,
really was a big question for me.
The color was good,
but was washed out and whimpering quietly
for a little makeover.
My mother was wonderful and picked up some Rustoleum Aqua for me on her trip out of town.
A good excuse for her to stop in Home Depot.
She and my stepfather love going there.
Don't we all?
So after a bit of playing in the garden hose and washing off our dust laden chair.
He got a lovely splash of aqua from top to bottom.
The bottom should have been first,
as I was laying upside down on the deck,
spraying up under the chair to finish it.

The dogs were laughing,
each and everyone one.
pointing and saying,
You've got to see, what Momma is up to now!
She's trying to climb under a chair!
What do you think?
Isn't he pretty?

I love the seat.
It's just amazing.

I think he turned out quite lovely.
A new addiction is developing.
That mothering aspect in me,
wanting to take in the lost, lonely ones,
atleast chairs won't eat much.
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  1. Cute chair and the blue color is perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. LOVE IT! I'm your newest follower from Wednesday Hop! :) Hope you follow back


  3. Great re-do! Thanks for linking up with us!

  4. i love the shape of this guy! usually i am not a fan of wicker, but the shape of this plus the fun color you painted makes me really like this! what a great find!

  5. What a gorgeous chair, I love the new colour!

  6. Gorgeous!! He was awesome before but the paint just brings him to life! I'm with you - love wicker but I don't have any - I don't really have anyplace out of the weather to put it - but I do love looking at it!

    Thanks so much for joining the Tuesday Train!

  7. Great job on the chair and I just love the color! I'm a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday hop. Hope you'll stop by!

  8. New follower from take it from me: Welcome Wednesday. I look forward to keeping up. Thanks for Sharing

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  9. Super cute! You gave that chair a whole new life. And I love that color.


  10. Lovely chair! Great color you chose! Visiting from Thrifty Thursday!!

  11. Looks great! Love the color! I'm visiting from New Nostalgia! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  12. I love chairs too, and tables. That paint color is fabulous. Have a great weekend.

  13. What a great job!! I need to feeshen up some seating too...but love your wicker!!

  14. Nice job on the chair and great color too!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, the amount will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  15. What a great find! I'm so glad you saved him. The color is wonderful---I love it!

  16. The blue is really nice on your wicker chair. Looking good as new, perfect for that lazy summer days :)

  17. Love the color you chose!! Thanx for linking up to Treasure Hunt Thursday!

  18. Great transformation. Love the color. Thanks so much for linking up last week. Hope you stop by again this thursday.

  19. It turned out wonderful! Love the color! Thanks for linking it to HSH!

  20. Wonderful chair transformation! The color you chose was perfect - fresh and fun.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week. Come by tonight to see yourself featured.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Super cute~ love the color you chose-it's perfect! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

  22. Very nice! I love wicker, too. I have a similar chair that I'm sure is now only held together with spray paint.....lol! It's a beautiful color -- one of my favorites!
    Happy New Year!

  23. I love this! I have a natural dark colored wicker chair and I've been wanting to paaint it, now I think I will! Thanks for the inspiration.


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