Friday, December 16, 2011

~Barcelona Baby~

Hello friends....if you are a new visitor from Miss Mustard Seed, 
Welcome!
Happy to have you visit!
Want to see my newest ASCP 
furniture restyle?
A new friend gave me this great wooden chair. She was taking it to Goodwill and thought maybe I could work some magic on it.
THANK YOU!!
Don't you love new friends like that?

sorry for the quality..cell phone pic at night!
So here is the before chair.
Solid..well made and it has a great 1/8 in insert in the seat.
I immediately thought
DECOUPAGE!
While at Luckett's this week, I ran into 
First I must say
LOVED 
the surprise of running into them
and we had a fun conversation about blogging 
(of course)
Anyway, while browsing Karens space I found some gorgeous vintage looking
wrapping paper depicting the city of 
London.
The colors in it were perfect for what I had planned for my chair.
So I stayed up until 4am Wednesday night
and painted.
I watched 'White Christmas' 3 times in a row!
Want to hear "Sisters"
I know it by heart.
Ready for the change?
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I love the 
POP
of Barcelona Orange
and when you add some clear and dark wax...
WOW
My chair really has personality now.

The insert was just begging for a little graphic detail.
The wrapping paper is perfect.

Isn't this color scrumptious????

The paper had all the right colors and the vintage design is so great.

Street names and notable building indicators..I love it.

Little poems scattered here and there.

See the little insert..it made it so easy to add the decoupage.
The dark wax really warms up this bold color,
so please don't be afraid of it's initial brightness.
I can't wait to add some white and see what kind of 
wonderful soft sherbet tones I can achieve.

I am so pleased with this piece.
From basic black to 
BARCELONA BABY!!!!
So are you an 'Orange' kinda gal?
If you are..tell me, where would you put an orange piece in your home??


Until next time...be kind and stay creative!
PS...I will be a vendor Sat Dec.17th at Past Reflections at the Shumate Auction House
here in Warrenton,Va
10am-3pm
If you are close by...come say hello!

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13 comments:

Hines-Sight said...

That is delightful.

the cape on the corner said...

wow-love the surprise of the map, i would never think of that. great idea!

Hartwood Roses said...

What a transformation!!! Chairs are tough, especially spindle chairs, and I know how much work went into this. No wonder you were painting till 4am.

Perhaps I will sneak up to see what Shumate's is all about.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Delicious like sherbet. What a transformation.
-Joy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Janet, I love it. Love the added paper to the seat. I am not an orange kind of gal, but can appreciate it in other homes.

Aprons and More said...

What a conversation piece this is! Imagine someone reminiscing about their recent trip to London...and find this chair. It would be a great addition to any home!

Katy :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love anything bright and colorful - this is right up my alley!

ciruelointeriors said...

Love the idea! I lived in London for 5 years, I carry the city in my heart! Thank you for the inspiration. Xox

Hueology said...

LOVE your chair!!! Thanks for all your visits and comments throughout the year!!!

Sue said...

Your chair is so darn cool, Janet!! Love that color and the decoupaged insert. Enjoy a special time w/your secret agent guy this Christmas! Merry, merry, Sue

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Janet, that does look great! Even though I'm not an orange lover, I can appreciate a good pop of color. I did an orange pillow in my old guestroom and it really did add some fun. Love talking about color. Great job on your project.

The Bizzi B said...

LOVE this!!! I was painting with Barcelona Orange last night....so fun!

Nunez said...

wow-love the surprise of the map, i would never think of that. great idea!