I painted this chair and footstool about a month ago. I didn’t think it looked very blog-worthy, and I decided it would have to be re-done – AGAIN!
I’ve had this chair for a very long time, and it had definitely seen better days. The tips of the feet had a little water damage, so I decided to give it a coat of Annie Sloan Old White. I did keep the predominantly blue fabric on them.
You see that dark smudge in the middle of the oval on the back of the chair? That’s another thing that didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.
After I painted the chair, but before I waxed it, I applied a stamp with an image of two children. After I stamped it, I thought I was the only person who would know that it wasn’t just a smudge on the chair.
By the time I got to the footstool, I had figured out how to use a lighter hand with the dark wax. The funny thing is, I’ve had several guests compliment the chair and footstool. It’s funny how much better something starts looking if someone else likes it! So, I decided to live with it awhile. Stay tuned to find out how long it stays this way. (You may remember that I temporarily hung tablecloths on our bedroom windows over ten years ago. They are still hanging there, so don’t hold your breath waiting for a re-do of the chair.)
I’m sharing another metamorphosis today. The last time we went to the lake, this is the way the Lilly Pads looked.
When we went back to the lake this weekend, the Lilly Pads were showing off their pretty blooms.
God’s metamorphosis is so much pretty than mine, so I thought I’d close this post with some photos of those blooms.
Have you ever used the A.S. dark wax? Did you have trouble with it, or is it just me? Could you tell that the smudge on my chair is a silhouette of children? Do you think I need to re-do my chair and footstool some time
soon within the next ten years? Thank you so much for stopping by. laurie