Do you ever have days where you have a million errands to run, but you don’t do them because it would require you to put on real clothes and makeup?
Yeah that was me yesterday. So now I have even more errands to run since I was too lazy to pull myself together.
One of the reasons I had to get going today was to get my haircut. Don’t you love having someone else do it for you? If I won the lottery, I would pay my hairstylist (Casey at Shine Salon in case you were wondering) a ridiculous amount just to come do my hair everyday just because I’m too lazy to do it.
I live with my hair in a ponytail. My hubby has asked me why I keep it long when I almost always wear it up. I explained that when you have short hair you always have to fix it — there’s no hiding behind ponytails or messy buns.
A few years ago, I needed a change and I whacked it all off, (against my hairstylists advice) because I wanted it to look like Carly’s off of General Hospital. My hair looked cute the day I came home from the salon. Topher was full of compliments, and I was pretty proud of myself for taking a risk.
The next day, I washed it and that is when reality hit me … I looked nothing like Carly. What I quickly realized is that Carly has a trained hairstylist that does her hair everyday, and that is why it looks perfect. Try as I might to have my hairstylist move in with me, that didn’t fly.
Also, when you have naturally curly hair, you need the weight to weigh it down or you look like Richard Simmons.
So for months, I despised it. Every picture taken of me in that 7 month period has been burned. If you happen to have one of me that has not been confiscated, you need to hand it over immediately or I am no longer your friend.
So when I told my hubby I have a haircut tomorrow, and he said you should try something different, I said “remember the hair fiasco of 2012?” … and he said “oh yeah, you should really just leave it alone”.
And that is exactly what I am going to do.
One thing I did not leave alone is this vintage chair I found at a yard sale.
I have done a lot of chair makeovers in the past, like this cane back chair set and the chairs for my turquoise dining set. One thing I have always stayed away from was upholstered chairs since my upholstering skills don’t go beyond cushions.
Not long ago I started seeing upholstered chairs that were painted with chalkpaint, so I decided to give it a whirl.
First, I cleaned years of filth and grime off of it.
Next, I removed the seat cushion and painted all of the wood with Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream.
After two coats of paint, I distressed the entire piece, coated with a clear wax, and then I buffed it off.
Next, I took Plaster Paint’s SeaBreeze and made a 1:1:1 combination of paint, fabric medium and water.
I went section-by-section and would squirt the section with water and then put on a coat of paint. I continued this until the whole chair was covered.
I then went back and touched up any areas that needed it.
I’m not going to lie, I had to use a lot of paint.
At that point the fabric had become crunchy, so I then coated all of the fabric with clear wax which softened it right up! Being my first go at this I was really happy with how it turned out!
Head over to see my Vintage Child’s Chair Makeover!