Friday, April 5, 2013

Before and After

I haven't done one of these in a while.

This is a chair I bought at the auction for the staggering sum of $1.00.

 I didn't see that the little floopy design thing on the back was broken. See the little round part at the tip of what kind of looks like bunny ears?  Yeah, that part.  

 I'd still have bought it though.  'Cause I can fix things like that.  I knew I would have to paint the back though.  I used polymer clay to form a new piece, then I just glued it on and tacked it with a small nail.

Then I painted the design white and distressed it.  I made fun of it's momma and gave it wet willies.  Man, was it distressed.  Then to make it feel better, I added those little decoration thingies.  Oh and new upholstery.


There, there.  Much better little chair.

Smiles from the farm,


  1. Very, very cool! It always amazes me when I see how someone can give an old piece of furniture such a gorgeous makeover...You are quite the creative talent in that department! :)
    Hey, you never told us what was in the Amazon box from your last post....maybe my comment didn't get through!
    You should now try and sell that chair for way much more than you paid for it!!
    Happy Spring~Chris

    1. It was a book on drawing the human figure written by Andrew Loomis in the 1940's. I'm trying to paint pin-up my spare time.

  2. Very pretty and looks like you can sit on it now. You are so good at this.

  3. Lisa, the chair looks great. I like to go to auctions and sometimes go to Houston Brooks.

    1. I'm usually there every Sunday morning! We'll have to meet up some time!