Today's blog is a little all over the place, but I had two really fun things I wanted to share and just couldn't split them up and wait until Monday to share the other half :)
Let's start off with why my Ben is awesome:
Today I got to go to an art gallery, UNOS Gallery specifically, to see my his work! One of his amazing cigar box guitars was on display :)
So aside from being an amazing programmer, my main man is a mighty creative woodworker. To see more of his cigar box guitars click HERE! :)
and now for the winner of the flower poll:
You may remember the other day that I had a poll asking you all what flower you think would look best on the other shabby chic white chair. The first had baby's breath, and I used your advice and chose to paint peonies on the second chair!
Both chairs are now currently for sale. $125 each or $200 for the set! Take a look at my makeover process by scrolling through the remainder of the post. If you want to make an offer on these chairs, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page!
First I cleaned the chair using Clorox wipes. Then I coated it with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in "Everlasting":
I painted about three coats on the chair:
Then I got started drawing peonies in the right hand corner of the seat:
Then I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in "Vintage" (the green) & "Yesteryear" (the gray) to give some more depth to the peonies:
I distressed the chair using sandpaper, then I coated it with Americana Decor "Creme Wax" to protect it and prevent the flower drawings from smudging:
Here's how the cute chairs look together!
And here's the completed peony chair on it's own:
Together again in front of a recent painting of mine :)
and another detail shot of the completed peonies:
If you're interested in purchasing:
$125 Each, or save $50 and get the set for $200 :)
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