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Topic: Mary Engelbreit inspired makeover  (Read 7863 times)
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« on: December 01, 2009 11:05:48 PM »

My mom had painted a small wooden table in Mary Engelbreit style/design and I loved it, so when I saw this chair that was my first thought, it would look so much better bright and colorful, so I set to work.

My before chair:

This was actually a dumpster find, so cost nothing except for the price of the red paint that I didn't already have on hand. Not the best before picture, you can see that it had started rusting and was cracked down the middle. I sanded off 3 layers of paint, a peach, a cream, and the original white. After sanding I repaired the crack with wood glue and sanded yet again. And took the whole thing apart so I could clean the rusted parts for hours on end ( no pics). Then I painted it energy red:

The red wasn't enough for me so I added some black accent stripes, which I neglected to take a picture of, and then set to work painting the seat:

The detail that I wanted for the back (not sure what the technical name for this part of the chair is) was beyond my painting skills so I decoupaged pictures pictures on to it:

Many coats of varnish, and I have a great garden chair!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my entry.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 05:12:31 AM »

I love this idea. You took something that was everyday and made it special, all your own. That takes guts.

It looks great and rocks! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 06:39:38 AM »

Beautiful- very cute idea. I love Mary Engelbreit, she is just so happy.

Excellent dumpster find, too!

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009 07:39:23 AM »

I've never really like Mary Engelbreit, but I do love this chair!  It's got a certain charm to it that catches my eye.  I think it looks great sitting in the garden!  Nice redux!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009 11:09:30 AM »

I love the colors and I love the cherries. Great job.

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009 03:24:32 PM »

What an awesome makeover!

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009 02:03:45 PM »

I love the colour, very bright and colourfull ^^
And I love that you used a part of one of my fav quotes:
Life is like a bowl of cherries...

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009 08:53:37 AM »

super cute!!! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009 06:53:49 AM »

great makeover!

« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009 10:41:21 AM »

Wow, you did a great job on this!  The "before" is an absolute horror . . . I wouldn't have even tried!    It's so cute in your garden now.  Cheesy

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