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« on: June 01, 2008 08:49:35 AM »

I made this a little while ago so i don't have pictures of the original chair(s)- sorry!.
This chair was rescued from the parts of three chairs which were headed for a bonfire (so the legs, back and seat all came from different chairs), they were basically your bog-standard pine flat-packed dining chairs but after years of abuse they were scratched, wobbly or else bits had actually snapped.  I don't want to think how many hours and packs of sandpaper it took to get the bits of the chair smooth again, the seat especially had some really deep gouges i wanted gone but lets say i sanded for so long that the motor on my electric sander burnt out and i had to finish by hand! The flowers are all individually cut out from a huge stash of gardening magazines I found in the attic (credit has to go to my mum for spending hours cutting flowers out with me : ta.xx), the flowers were then stuck to the wood with pva glue and then finally I varnished the whole thing half to death because there needed to be a lot of layers to keep the paper and the soft pine protected from being damaged again. So basically a frustrating project but I love how it turned out, a permanent reminder of spring.  Cheesy   
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 08:52:07 AM »

OMG this is so fantastic!!! I would LOVE to have this chair in my home!!!

Awesome awesome work on this! It's beautiful.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 08:55:54 AM »

This is great. Anyone who removes paint from furniture gets my utmost respect--I stripped a repainted a whole bedroom set once and it was the worst! Your chair looks awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 09:10:06 AM »

I love this chair, I am completely jealous!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 09:12:25 AM »

Wow that is fabulous!   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 09:20:14 AM »

This rocks!

I have major respect for your flower-cutting skills. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 09:24:28 AM »

I'm so glad that you think it was worth it, because I sure do!  It's amazing that it was 3 different chairs to begin with, too!  If you tackle something like that again and are going to decoupage or paint it, let me say 2 word that will change everything, "wood putty".  Fill the deep gouges and then you just have to sand a little bit.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 09:32:38 AM »

AWESOME!! When I get new chairs for the kitchen I'm saving one ratty old one to do this too  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 10:17:06 AM »

Gorgeous!  That was a lot of work but a great result!
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008 10:23:01 AM »

It's so bright and spring-y!  It looks like a very ...happy... chair, if that makes sense.   Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008 12:23:06 PM »

I would love having that in my kitchen--fantastic job!
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008 02:50:36 PM »

That's tremendously awesome!  If you're ever wont to give it up it would fit right in with my personal mish-mash chair collection.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008 03:18:01 PM »

I love everything about this chair! This is going on my wists Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008 03:51:09 PM »

This is so happy! I'm also wicked impressed with the patience all that cutting-out must have required...I usually get super impatient and can't finish collecting/prepping material
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008 05:53:37 PM »

Beautiful - what could be better than decoupage and an old wooden chair???
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008 08:05:29 PM »

So pretty and girly! Love it!
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Fantastic!
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2008 03:06:10 PM »

The reason I like this is because I usually find decoupage way too "busy" and messy, but having one theme with the flowers makes it fantastic!   Kudos!
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Good job!.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2008 07:13:20 AM »

Wow Wow Wow! Soooo much work! I am so impressed!
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2008 07:14:34 PM »

Wow!  This is beautiful!  Your hard work really paid off.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2008 10:17:36 PM »

I LOVE that you made it out of 3 chairs!! It's lovely!
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2008 07:26:42 PM »

What a beautiful chair!
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