SK on Elderberry
SK on Elderberry
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Painted Poppy Chair With SK


Exacting every ounce of creativity from a woeful old chair. Give her new clothes and updated makeup.
Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for featuring this fun little poppy chair:
http://thegraphicsfairy.com/painted-fabric-chair-reader-featured-project/
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
Photo credits to my good friend and artist Carole. http://carolemarie.com/
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
This chair was actually on it's way to the dump. Some nasty stuff in her innards. Stripping the worn fabric first. Replacing springs and foam.
The chair is actually an office chair. I am contemplating installing old fashioned caster feet.
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
I bought five yards of cream canvas duck and painted a couple of yards with a large damask in black. Don't make the same mistake I did and not size or iron your duck. Oh dear that sounded funny...
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
I am sorry to the true professionals out there that see this reupholstery job. Oh Dear...
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
After the chair was completely recovered I started to randomly hand draw my poppies.
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
Butterflies, birds and French script fill in the odd spot.
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
The fun begins. I start to fill in the bright, hot colors.
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
Design and balance are critical on the design.
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
As I get more and more detail, I add small flourishes. I have to step back once in a while because I have a habit of overdoing.
Thanks for visiting.
sk
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
Update: The Graphics Fairy just posted and reviewed my poppy chair: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/painted-fabric-chair-reader-featured-project/
Thanks to The Graphics Fairy. sk
painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster
In the midst of re-upholstering and painting, I had 120 lbs. tomatoes to can. I couldn't tell which was prettier to my eye the tomatoes or the chair. What? You didn't think I wouldn't color coordinate my canning?

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To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2014/07/literally-from-rags-to-riches.html

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  • Sheryl c
    on Aug 6, 2015

    LOVE it! What did you use to draw the outlines? A Sharpie, a pen??? I couldn't tell but the lines look so fine that I am thinking you drew with something and did not paint the outlines...

    • SK on Elderberry
      on Aug 6, 2015

      @Sheryl c Thanks Sheryl,I used a fine tip permanent marker. Thanks for visiiting.sk

  • Bar2069190
    on Aug 11, 2015

    Absolutely love your chair - beautiful color combination - just love it!!

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