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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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