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Topic: Miniature (Dollhouse) Red Leather Wingback Chair Re-do (7 pics)  (Read 1329 times)
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« on: June 05, 2013 10:25:14 PM »



I bought a chair on-sale at the local dollhouse store that I planned to refinish to put in my wizards house I'm working on.

Dollhouse furniture isn't cheap and even on sale, this one was twelve bucks, but I had ideas and I really liked the shape of the chair and I could picture my aged old wee wizard sitting in it, pouring over his magical tomes.

Sadly I didn't grab a very good "before" picture, so this is as good as it gets, here:



The chair was bright red and gaudy looking.

I starting putting on layers of gesso, about 3, maybe 4, sanding it down here and there. I also gesso'd the flashy gold feet of the chair as I knew I'd be painting them, as well.



This is after a couple of coats of a red paint I mixed up myself just using dollar store paints.



It's really hard to pick up the shade of red here, depending on the lighting and such - but I'm hoping you can get the idea.



Another shade of redish brown, accents of black. I also took a nail file to the seat and back to make the chair look more "lived in" and older. I'm really going for an aged chair look here.



I added gold detailing to the chair.



I finished it off with some matte mod podge to really give it a leathered look, painted the feet, and voila! I put a penny next to it so you get a better idea of size. It's a 1:12 ratio.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013 11:17:30 PM »

You did such a great job transforming the chair. Can't wait to see the whole house!

P.S. I knew from the thumb this was yours  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013 03:20:40 AM »

Very nice, it definitely looks like old leather.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013 04:45:37 AM »

That came out great!  It looks so realistic!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013 06:01:59 AM »

LOVE IT!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013 09:09:17 PM »

Great transformation! It definitely looks like aged leather.
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