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« on: December 04, 2007 10:06:21 PM »

For my "Super Ugly to Super Awesome" project, I used an old chair that I'd tried (and failed) to repaint once before. I got about a fourth of the way into the project and then abandoned it, and the chair sat around here in its half-finished condition for years. It moved with us in that condition. It was awful. I finally got sick of looking at it and decided to use the Craftster challenge as an excuse to do something about it.

I used a bee theme on this one because we'd just harvested honey when I started the new paint job, and I was really amped up about our hive. I think it turned out pretty cool.

Here it is, in all its glory:



Finished front.



Finished back.





Closeups of back.





Closeups of front.



Closeup of seat.

And a couple of before shots. I'd been trying to do a Route 66 theme, but I started this thing before we actually drove 66, and I just didn't get it. I was also using some techniques and types of paint that were ill-suited to the project. (Note to self: Slick pen is NOT a suitable choice for painting furniture, no matter how much you think it might be at 3 a.m. I thought I would NEVER get that stuff scraped off so I could repaint it!)

I think you can see why I ditched the first horrid paint job before I finished:





I forgot to put the cost in when I posted. I had the chair already (and originally got it for free from my parents, who found it and three others on a curb somewhere and reglued them for me when I was in college), and all the paint is just leftovers from other projects, so the total cost was ... FREE!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 10:09:07 PM »

Very fun and colorful piece of furniture.  Awesome job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 10:30:16 PM »

This is sooo cute! I want a bee hive. I think it sounds thrilling. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 04:27:03 AM »

Very cute!  I love the legs the most!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 04:55:20 AM »

That is so totally cute! You did an awesome job on the design, and paint! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 09:03:42 AM »

I love it! Very good paint job, it's so pretty. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 12:15:39 PM »

I love this!  Awesome job.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 12:43:34 PM »

Love the makeover on that chair...great colors and I love the bees!!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 02:51:58 PM »

Wonderful job! I love the Bee theme Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 03:26:10 PM »

for some reason it remids me of ben and jerrys.......
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007 05:23:43 PM »

i love it! and not just b/c my  name is Honey! great job!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007 05:25:47 PM »

This is way too cute! I wish I could paint something this awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007 06:53:48 PM »

Aww, so cute!
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007 06:59:39 PM »

for some reason it remids me of ben and jerrys.......

Y'know, I hadn't really thought about it before, but the clouds on the seat do look sort of like the ones on the back of a Ben and Jerry's carton.

Maybe Ben and Jerry's should start making honey ice cream like the stuff the beekeepers' association or somebody sells at the Illinois State Fair every year.

Thanks to everybody for all the nice compliments. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007 07:01:28 PM »

How awesome is that?!?  Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007 10:04:11 AM »

Oh that is just too cute, I love it!

Bees have to be one of my favourite animals, and that adorable chair is just great for them.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007 09:40:24 PM »

i love the colors, i wish i had this chair it's so cute!
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2007 07:49:23 PM »

that is too precious.  Great job! Wink

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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2008 08:48:03 PM »

That is really fantastic! I'd love to have that in my kitchen!  Smiley
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