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kstaron
« on: September 09, 2009 03:30:22 PM »



I had a sad little office chair and needed to integrate it into my guest room/craft room. since I've gotten into steampunk of late I went with that and the finished product is here:

http://lifeprettified.blogspot.com/2009/09/steampunk-seat-of-craftiness.html


I used an old velvet shirt to cover the chair and then painted the overly shiny chrome an antique gold with acrylics.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009 08:17:57 PM »

This is awesome, I love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010 12:29:44 PM »

This is beautiful! I adore it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 07:39:39 PM »

Beautiful!  I adore anything steampunk  Cheesy

How do you keep the acrylic from chipping/separating from the chrome and base?
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 03:36:19 PM »

I made sure the chrome was really clean and dry, then sponged everything on really thin. it took several coats, then topped the whole thing in poly.  Haven't had a problem with the paint trying to chip off the chrome yet.
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