Thursday, 20 January 2011

The power of paint

I just wanted to share a short " before and " after" with you .
I quite often rescue discarded furniture, and this time I found two kitchen chairs which I thought might come in handy.The poor things were ready waiting to be chucked away- Modern Country Lady to the rescue !!
I have no "before" picture of the one I did up- the chairs were both in an equal bad state, but I do have one of the second chair and it is pretty grim.Cats adore chairs like this by the way- so much fun to play with !
Here it is in all its glory..
Yep, not pretty.Note the much scratched leg front left- cat heaven !
Time to give this poor chair another chance- so I gave it two coats of Cooking Apple Green from Farrow and Ball -this is such a gentle colour it goes with practically anything .I then repaired the seating as best I could ( which was adequate but not fabulous) and got a matching gingham cushion to make the seat a bit more pleasing to the eye.
Just a couple of coats of paint alone can make such a difference! The power of paint never ceases to amaze...
And if you have a new pup you can get them to pose too... here's Milly enjoying the chair !!
So have you been planning some makeovers and weren't sure which way to go? Paint is always a quick fix!


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                                                                 Maud and Millie

It sure takes extra time to  make some new doglets feel at home. I have felt the time rushing like sand through my fingers, with the extra walks, cuddles required , and the supervised socialising with the cats .
Consequently the amount and frequency of my posts have dwindled a bit of which I am very aware.
Must do better!!I am sure this will improve!!
You can click here for their latest adventures.......







11 comments:

Rachel said...

Paint is amazing stuff... great job!!!!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh your chair's all dressed up!! It looks really cute. Great job!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your chair is darling and so is Millie too!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sue said...

What a difference! Love it! Cute pup too:)

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

You gave it a whole new life! It looks so charming and I am loving that seat cushion with the gingham fabric. That paint color is perfect, so soft and light. Great job! Thanks for linking this up to the party this week!
Vanessa

Sarah said...

That is so cute...good job!

Sarah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That chair came out just darling! I love that color, the cushion is perfect and the sweet pup is soo adorable! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! :)

Marian said...

Great paint job on the chair and Milly is the cutest puppy - I am amazed at how well she posed. Puppies are so adorable but also take up a lot of time.

Ione said...

Amazing!!
Ione

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Night and day! I just love the power of paint :o)

Holly said...

It is amazing the transformation paint can help us make and to save a perfectly good piece of furniture. Beautiful.