Saturday, November 5, 2011

$15.00 to Fabulous!

Hello friends.....thanks so much for visiting once again.
Ready for some more ASCP magic???
So the other day I'm at my local consignment shop just looking around. 
I don't usually find much at consignment shops as the the prices can be a little steep for my taste.
I'm cheap...
There, I said it!
the other day just as I was about to leave,
I spotted a chair sitting way up on top of a clothing rack.
I asked the checkout girl for its price

As she struggled to get the chair down I was feeling a bit guilty,
 thinking it was going to be too expensive and she would have been put out.
The chair was only $15.00!!!
It was very sturdy, solid wood and had a nice plump cushioned seat.
Now I can work with this baby!!!!
I searched through my fabric stash for the seat cushion
and found this vintage looking
Ralph Lauren remnant piece.

Once I picked the fabric, I needed to decide on a color. 
Out came my handy ASCP color chart.
One of my favorite ASCP colors, Duck Egg Blue, was a perfect match.

After removing the cushion,
I applied two coats of Duck Egg Blue

 I let my paint thicken a bit in the can and brushed on the second coat in a slip slap method.
I wanted to see brush strokes and not a smooth sprayed on look.
This is where Annie Sloan's paint excels way beyond what I could do with latex.

Just enough dark wax to enhance the beauty of the paint.

I really love this fabric and I have been itching to use it on a project
Love the cottage-old fashioned feel of it.

I think the paint and the fabric are just perfect for each other

Yup....not bad for $15.00
I hope someone else feels the same way about her.
Sunday she will be going to my space at the Fox Den Antiques Mall
Yesterday, I was staging all my new painted pieces in my two shops
 and a little old lady (think late 80's) tapped me on the shoulder and asked what kind of wood was under all this 'crappy' paint.
OMGosh, I never laughed so hard and she looked at me very strangely.
I told her I painted all the crappy paint.
She walked away muttering something about natural wood and to each his own.
I should have been offended, 
but she was so cute that she totally made my day.

Oh yeah...and I'm still making vintage sheet music wreaths of all sizes.
I'm gearing up for our big Fox Den Holiday Open House
which will be on Dec 3, Saturday.

Until next kind and stay creative.
PS...Big..Big thank you for all the well wishes in response to my 
Annie Sloan Stockist news.
You guys rock!
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Anonymous said...

YOU and that paint were just meant to be! So were that paint color and the Ralph Lauren fabric.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What an awesome transformation! I LOVE how the chair turned out. And the vintage fabric was just the right touch. Thanks for sharing!

Little Blue Mouse said...

The chair looks fabulous now, and I love you music wreath.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great deal Janet! I love the shape of the front legs, and the duck egg blue paint really is perfect with the fabric:) I hope you'll show us your space all dolled up for the Christmas open house too:>)

Hartwood Roses said...

I must admit that I was cringing a little when I saw the ASCP color chart next to that lovely mahogany-looking chair. Seeing the 'after' shots, with the floral fabric on the chair seat, I see that my apprehension was totally unfounded. What a great result!

Since I'm just a hop and a skip from your, perhaps I'll pop up there to see what your booth is all about. It's been a while since I've visited the Fox Den.

Aprons and More said...

Great transformation! Love the fabric choice. I know it won't be there long!
Wonderful news about your mom!!! Life is always better when mom is doing well! I know you are relieved!

Katy :)

TheBeasKnees said...

This chair really IS fabulous! As soon as I saw the fabric I could see the finished product in my mind and you didn't disappoint!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Janet, you do find some bargains! Love the chair transformation; the fabric is beautiful and the ASCP you chose just perfect!

Erin @ How to Nest for Less said...

HA! Gotta love the old folks!! Great job on the chair transformation. And for $15? FABULOUS!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love your "crappy paint"! I wish I could come shop at your Fox's Den someday!

Scribbler said...

I love it -- bet it's sold already! The little lady is of her generation, that's all. Don't get too offended. My Daddy thought any wood, however ugly, was sacrosanct.

Mary said...

It's funny, my grandmother was"antiquing" furniture in the 1960's. In the early 1980's, we were stripping furniture to its bare wood. Now the trend is paint! Our daughters and granddaughters will probably be stripping the paint off in about 20 years!


Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Myself I could not be more thrilled.. I don't get the all out love for wood grain.. i do love my wood floors but after that.. give me some "crappy" paint any day! :)


Jan said...

Love the chair and the story!

Gretel said...

Rude! I would have offered to paint the old bat with some nice aqua chalk paint, it might have improved her patina!

Misty said...

Love all your "Crappy Paint" pieces. I live in Canada, and have recently started reinventing furniture for a living. I used to do it just for fun, and when I got tired of something. I would sell it and buy something new. So I starting selling my pieces. I advertised a french provincial hutch on Kijiji(Canada's version of Craigs list). I painted it white and distressed it. This lady called me and asked if I would come down in price because the paint was coming off on the edges. I said I just refinished it. It's called "shabby chic", it's supposed to be like that! She said "well, I've never heard of anything so stupid! Just as she was hanging up, I was like where have you been living. Probably under a rock somewhere. LOL :) Love Gretel's comment