6.08.2011

Purple Chair

Sorry I've been MIA, kinda hard to blog with this around all day long....


Yes she is laying on the table and ON my new computer {sigh} she likes to pretend she's eating the apple.

She also had her first gymnastics class.

I was a little worried in the beginning because the coach was a guy and Miss M has A HUGE FEAR of men she doesn't know.  Literally she was climbing me like a monkey the first few minutes of class.  Finally when he started doing jumping to warm up, she was like heck yeah I'm IN! I was sweating my booty off for 45 minutes trying to get her to stay in our area of the gym and away from the 'big' girls on the beams :) All in all she did awesome, I have a tiny athlete on my hands.  I do work her out at home...



Anyways on to my super awesome chair.   I found a 10 dollar velvety chair at some random thrift store down the road.


It was pretty stained up, but for  10 bucks I thought I would try out a tutorial I saw online at Hypen Interiors.


Just let me say that I'm sure my neighbors think I'm a little nuts, painting the fabric on a chair on the front lawn.


I love it! Such a nice addition to my chair collection :) I will give some tips if you want to try this too...

1. you will need LOTS of acrylic paint, like 20 oz.  Buy it all at the same time so you don't have to run around looking for the same colors!
2. you will also need the same amount of fabric medium. Hobby Lobby only carries tiny 2 oz bottle, Michaels had a bigger size, but it's 14.99 so take a coupon! Maybe check Joann's they may have a better deal.
3. don't skip sanding, it softens it up!

All in all it was a fun easy project! Happy Hump Day!

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh Megan! This is what I think of...Megan & Madison in matching pink and purple workout gear doing jumping jacks with paint brushes in hand, painting chairs pink and purple! Your babydoll is adorable, and I cannot believe you painted a chair?! Happy day! xox!

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  2. Girl, you are a genius! I had no idea you could even do this! I'm bookmarking the tutorial you cited for the future. LOVE the purple!

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  3. Cute! I'm talking about the girl and the chair!

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  4. YAY for Madison warming up to the coach and for doing such a great job. She's about the age Ellie was when we started cheerleading but then switched to dance.

    I love the purple chair! My Dad has a chair like that. Maybe I should steal it from him and paint it. LOL!

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  5. OMG lady, you do the coolest stuff. I'm still on the hunt for some mirrors for your mirror anthro stuff. Yowzas, I want to see your casa.

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  6. love that mother-daughter workout pic. {hug}

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  7. First of all, don't you absolutely LOVE your Mac? I love mine! I had to show my whole family that picture because it is just so precious! You know what else is precious?! Miss M in her workout clothes! And the chair looks SO COOL! I can't wait until I'm old enough and can decorate my house!

    Hope all else is well!

    Elise Gabrielle, One Day I Will Be
    http://elise-gabrielle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Holy cool purple chair!! I love it! I want one:)

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  9. you are SO gonna have your hands full with that little Missy Prissy!

    She is precious!!

    ...and love the chair. Good job!!

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  10. It turned out great! I love the pink and turquoise together. I also love the white legs with it.

    Miss M is too cute lifting weights. Everytime I go into our community gym, Ethan picks up a dumbell and squats. At least we are teaching them healthy habits young :)

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  11. How fun [the chair & the gymnastics!]!! I had to laugh at your comment about the neighbors... I had company stop-by last year while I was in the middle of painting a [fabric] chair and they thought I was crazy too :)
    Your chair turned out really great, I love those vibrant colors together!
    Connie
    BTW- I'm your newest follower :)

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  12. I love it! JoAnn's has the Textile Medium for $7.99.. I just painted a fabric chair last week!

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  13. I randomly came across your chair on Pinterest! It looks great! How fun that you used my tutorial. So glad it worked for you. Love the purple.

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