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A Painted Chair

Hello Visitors from the Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge. This post is for the weekly All Seasons. You can find my posts for the April Challenge here.
I'm pooped. Happily, though.

I just came inside from painting that chair you see in the photo. I've been wanting to paint an artsy chair ever since I saw a bunch of painted chairs done by artists for a local fundraiser in town. That was over 10 years ago. By the time I mustered the confidence to consider painting a chair, the  group hosting the fundraiser stopped it.

Last night I decided if it didn't rain today, I would paint the old broken redwood chair against the fence that has been wearing the fake evergreen bough since last Christmas. So, I did.

Today is gorgeous. Sunny. A  bit of a breeze. Warm enough to peel off hat and sweater as the painting progressed. I hoped that Molly the Cat would hang out with me, but the rocking chair claimed her. That's okay, every so often a bee buzzed by to see what was what.

I haven't decided if the chair is done. I'm wondering whether to paint polka dots or decoupage fabric to the frame. I do want to find a spot for the chair in the "meadow". Any suggestions—where to put it or whether it needs polka dots or something else?



I'm linking up with All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh at Artworks from Jesh St.G. Click here to check out Jesh and her meme. For the participants list, click here. Thanks, Jesh!



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  1. painting is hard work but rewarding. I got a bookshelf I'll be doing in about a month or two

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  2. I forgot how much I like painting. I used acrylic paints for crafts because the paint brushes are easier to wash. I'm also a messy painter.

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  3. I have been wanting to paint one of my canes. I have two wood canes and I want to paint one white then colorful abstract designs on it. I think it would be great for summer. Now to actually do it!

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    1. Oooh, I like that idea. I've been thinking of painting my metal cane. Hope you go for it!

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  4. I am so jealous ... sunny ... warm ... bees buzzing by ... are we living on the same planet?

    I do think the back rungs of the chair need something ... perhaps they feel a bit outdone at the moment by the seat ... and then it will be prime time for placement in a key location in the meadow!

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    1. It's hot today. The Husband says it's pleasant, but I think it's grumpy hot, and it really shouldn't be. I almost wouldn't mind your cold weather.

      The chair is still sitting outside waiting for me to do something about it. I agree, the back rungs need something.

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  5. Yes, float away in your boat of creativity with this already charming chair. Kudos to you for trying out some ideas. Love how you did the seat in subtle designs, but if you think on adding polka dots, use them sparingly, since they might become monopolizing. Hope you show us the end product at All Seasons when it's done (put the chair in the shade, so we can see all the designs you used. Can't wait to see it:) Have a mighty artsy week, Friend!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Jesh. I was imagining big polka dots, but I'll go small if I do them. And I'll post a photo of it when I'm done. :-)

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  6. Lovely idea and the meadow is a beautiful place to work. Can't wait to see where the chair goes.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Where ever it goes, I hope that flowers will use it to grow on.

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  7. I love taking old pieces and creating a new look to be used as decoration.
    thanks for sharing

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    1. Repurpose has become my middle name. :-)

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  8. Gorgeous!!! ... perhaps something rainbow-y on the back? :)

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    1. Hmmm, that's a thought. I can see something. Hard to explain, other than I can see a rainbow in segments on the back braces.

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  9. I like it the way it is, but I am rather conservative. If you like flamboyant - go for it!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I was thinking of you, Lea, as I considered what to paint more, or if to paint, this morning. Next chair may be flamboyant, but not this one. The back of the chair ended up looking like some kind of Hungarian design according to the Husband.

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  10. I saw the end result and love what you are doing with the chair and where you placed it. Beautiful

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