I’m still alive … just in case you were wondering.
Since the first of the year, I have been helping out my mom, who has been having some health problems, and I also have been working on some projects on my own home. Gasp! The two of those things have really taken me away from a lot of the normal projects you are used to.
The good news is I am really making an effort to try to manage my time more efficiently (something that is very hard for us creative types), and be able to spend equal time doing both. So, in the next couple of weeks, I have a lot of new projects in store for you!
One of my first projects is this vintage, cane-bottom chair my parents picked up at an estate sale for me last year.
Yes, I said last year.
It has been sitting in my
hoard pile storage unit, patiently waiting for me to figure out what the heck I was going to do to it.
In the end, I figured a classic look was best, so after I cleaned it up I decided to dry brush it.
If you don’t know what dry brushing means, it’s painting with just the very tip of your brush with the smallest amount of paint on it. I dry brushed it because I didn’t want total coverage like I do with most of my pieces.
I dry brushed about three coats of Plaster Paint in Ivory Lace and did total coverage with their Grey Silk.
I didn’t distress it because I already liked the aged look it already had.
I then used a clear wax on it and buffed it off.
I think the dry brush effect really made the pretty carving pop.
Carole H says
Very pretty, the details stand out so much more!!! I understand about sitting in the hoard pile trying to figure out what to do. I do that at least once a week! Thanks for making me laugh..and thanks for sharing your wonderful work!!! GREAT job!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Very pretty Shanna, the details just pop now – such a great chair. Pinning to share.
It looks great! Now that I know about dry brushing, I will have to try it. Thanks for the information!
Beautiful!! I love how the details of the chair just pop. Awesome job!!