Take a seat. Like literally, take the seat out of a chair and cover it with flower moulds and make it a beautiful flower/plant stand!
This chair was found at a yard sale down south at the Jersey Shore, where I seem to find many cool things. I happened to be out for a run when I saw this chair, but I figured I’d check out the yard sale again on my way back. The chair was still there, so I knew it was meant to be. For $5, I went running back home, chair in hand. That would have made a great photo!
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Prepping For Applying Moulds
The cane in the chair had a hole, too bad because it is a beauty. I could have fixed it, but I had a better idea. One that I’ve been meaning to do. With a couple of minor repairs, this chair became a fun project.
I cut out the cane and went to town on this beauty! Using the clay, I started making flower moulds and gluing them on with Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue. This is good stuff, and the more I use it the more I like working with it.
Once all the flowers dried, I mixed some Minwax Spar Urethane with white chalk paint and applied that to the chair. From there I used patina wax to go over the flowers, wiping off any excess.Then I started to paint the flowers and leaves with any chalk paint on hand to give the chair colorful flowers. They are imperfect in color, and it looks like a very cool vintage.
TIP: The spray bottle in the photo below is a great addition to your painting tool kit! You can spray as little or as much water as you need on your project. It will mist, rather than spray too much in one area. This is also great to use as a blending tool for your painting projects. You can find it here. They come in clear or with fun covers!
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Adding a bit of glimmer, I went over the flowers with some Antique Gold Rub-N-Buff. It gave the flowers that perfect touch, keeping the warmth bright vintage…does that make sense? Thats what I feel with it.
Adding two more coats of the Minwax Spar Urethane, this gal will hold up outdoors even if it rains. Although it won’t be in direct sunlight or rain, the top coat will protect it.
This is Daisy, my pretty moulded girl!
Do it with purpose!
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares!” -Saul Bass