Friday, 10 July 2020

That's very nice.

The Directors chair is finished. It is updated from a scruffy black one......

To a pretty purple and greeny yellowy one. 
The purple paint is a Crown matchpot from the Scrapstore. I've left the bottom black and painted it with acrylic. It's been given a protective coat of varnish. 
I had to back the fabric, also from the Scrapstore, with plain yellow as there was only just enough. 
The fabric has purple in it, so it matches perfectly. 

I am not a fan of rubbing and sanding down wood, so I won't be moving over to furniture restoration. This was nice to do, mainly because of the family connection, my Uncle Stan sat in this, but I wouldn't want to do anything bigger. 
It's been nice weather most of the day, and just as I wanted to go out for a walk, the heavens opened. It's sunny now while I am eating my dinner so I had better go out when I have finished this. 
Thanks for popping in, Toodle pip.  ilona

12 comments:

  1. What a brilliant upcycle, its cheery and useful. I follow a Frenchic fan club on FBook. Its amazing and I'm in awe what people do.

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  2. What a lovely chair and I'm sure you will remember your Uncle Stan when you sit in it. Hope you have a good walk.

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  3. So colourful. So happy and a fitting tribute to your uncle Stan x

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  4. Is there no end to your talents, the chair is lovely and your Uncle Stan would be pleased with it now.
    Hazel c uk 🌈🌈🌈

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    1. I am not very good at maintaining a relationship for a long period of time.

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  5. Congratulations,it looks very sweet and you can look like a boss sitting in it,greetings from ann

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  6. Im sure your Uncle Stan would smile when he saw what you have done to his chair!.He was of the age where people would make do and mend and if I remember rightly an artist.So I think he would be very proud!It really is lovely.I have painted my old garden furniture that colour and it really does brighten a garden up.xx

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  7. I like the purple. I'm halfway through sanding an old stool, having to go slow because of an old shoulder injury that flares up. I do a bit then leave it for several months. It will eventually get painted in a teal green.

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  8. It looks fab and I love the colour you did a great job. Be lovely in the Summer the garden and for use indoors

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