Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fourth of July "Blue" Reveal a "Garden Chair"

So, this post is coming a little late but I haven't been wanting to post any pictures because all I have to use is my daughter's camera on her phone. So sorry in advance for the blurry pics. This is one of the three chairs I got for free on Craigslist a while ago & hadn't done anything with them because they weren't sturdy enough to use for seating anymore.

So this is what I came up with to repurpose them as......

The only re-structuring that was done was adding two pieces of moulding, one to the front and one to the back of what used to be the chair seat. This "framed" in the area that would support the flowerpot.

I added something to the backrest of each one of the chairs, the other two I personalized because they were already spoken for. But because this one is going in my boutique, I needed something that would work in any garden. I thought the "Bloom" I hand painted at the top of the back was fitting for this chairs new use as a potted garden.

In this shot you can see the plastic flowerpot I used, I normally don't like to use plastic at all but it worked well with these for two reasons 1. The sides gave a little allowing it to be squished into the framed seat that held it in place 2. These pots come with a built in drain tray which is perfect to keep the chair from being exposed directly to water.

Here's my original close up of the finish. I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch in Aqua then distressed  and antiqued it with a chocolate glaze.

I also added a little painted detail to the front of the chair seat to tie in with the yellow "Bloom" wording on the backrest. This was all sealed up with Spar-Urethane in a satin finish so that it's weather resistant. Although the sealer does provide protection for the finish & wood, I would reccomend using this "Garden Chair" in a covered outdoor area like a porch, to prolong the life of it. This chair is currently on it's way down to the Revamped boutique inside Reminisce in downtown Paso Robles, CA. If you're local I'd love for you to come check out ths & my other new merchandise in person!

One last shot of the three garden chairs I did. The red one was a wedding gift to my friends Jason and Alisha Bravo (with their last name across the back), and the little yellow one is sitting right outside my front door with my address on it.

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  1. Hello there! Oh I think it's just lovely and I'm a sucker for anything this color. It's cute, cute, cute !

    I loved your story about your Dad's Mom, your Grandmother ! She sounds like my kind of person !

  2. Adorable and charming, what a great idea!

  3. What a stunner of an idea! Garden chic :)

  4. I just love it! My very first post (ever) and my first paint project was for a garden chair. I still smile everytime I walk by it in my garden. Thanks for sharing.

  5. hey thats cute,, good job,

  6. This totally reminds me of something that my mom and I would make! Love it! I am visiting from the DIY Show Off and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great week and I see you over at my blog soon!

  7. How cute!! I love it! I would love for you to link up on Thursday to "It's a Party"!

  8. Hi saw you on blog hop party, now google following you, would love if you could pop by my blog, Karima x

  9. I have a chair I have had for 30 years. Found it in our first house. I wanted to do this sometime this summer. So glad I found this post so I can start to work on it. I love the address chair. Think I'll use that idea. I'm excited. Have a great summer.