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« on: May 28, 2004 01:39:55 PM »

My friend and I have started a furniture business called Funiture. This is one of our pieces. I got this chair for 5 dollars at a thrift store in great condition (and by that I mean literally brand new). We painted it with an ocean scene. The farther down on the chair you get, the deeper in the ocean you get.




At the top of the chair there are crabs, oysters, seaweed, starfish, goldfish, etc. In the middle there are bigger fish like sharks, whales (yes, I know they are mammals), swordfish, jellyfish, barracuda, an octopus, and even some coral. Down at the bottom, miles down in the ocean, I painted anglerfish, gulper eels, vent worms, and "molecular" plant life.



Here's a closeup of my little octopus... wow is he cute.


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004 12:16:03 PM »

very cute!!! hmmmm I have 2 chairs like that in the basement (i got free).   What kind of paint did you use? and did you put a sealer on it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004 04:47:35 PM »

I used regular acrylics (oil-based, I think, but don't trust me on that one). I did use a varnish to keep the paint from chipping.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004 10:38:37 AM »

Very cute.  I got rid of an old dining set, and this was the only piece I could salvage.  I am a HUGE hello kitty fan so here is my take on the deep blue.  (BTW, sorry for my humongo pics.)  
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004 01:51:28 PM »

That Hello Kitty chair is amazing! I doubt it would fit in in my house, but...lol
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004 02:10:09 PM »

I used regular acrylics (oil-based, I think, but don't trust me on that one).

Acrylics are actually pigment in acrylic polymer resin, so they're not oil-based.  If you did use an oil-based paint, it would probably take freakin' forever to dry.  That said, your chair is adorable.  That would be especially cute in a kid's room.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2004 09:35:10 AM »

I used regular acrylics (oil-based, I think, but don't trust me on that one).

Acrylics are actually pigment in acrylic polymer resin, so they're not oil-based.  If you did use an oil-based paint, it would probably take freakin' forever to dry.  That said, your chair is adorable.  That would be especially cute in a kid's room.

::grins sheepishly:: I knew that.

Anyways, seeing as how I'm a kid (at least I am at heart!) then it should fit in well in my room if I don't sell it!  ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004 12:48:22 PM »

These are awesome!!! I love chairs that have had "surgery" to make them look not boring...my aunty made my dad one that has fish on it with bobbers and a 'net'...its really cool (my dad lives for fishing)
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