I knew that I had some much needed 'me' time coming up with the hubz spending 2 days in hospital for treatment and little Miss Muffet (my granddaughter, Ghanaan) due to go with my sister for a holiday at the coast. So I hauled out an old wooden chair from the garage and started prepping it for a re-do.Here is little Miss Muffet helping to get the first coat of paint on the chair! Luckily my sister picked her up shortly after, so she did'nt get a chance to
So when the house was quiet on Tuesday evening, I really pushed to finish this project. I used normal latex paint, but did not fancy the glossy finish. I whipped out my milk paint that I bought from The original milkpaint co. I used the colour Lichi to tone down the bright yellow and to get the chalky effect. I am too cheap skate to use only the milk paint. I am saving it for bigger projects like my hutch
dumped sitting in a corner of my living room badly in need of a face lift!
Next I distressed the heck out of this little chair, all along the edges to give it that worn appearance!
Then I typed an inspirational quote in Microsoft Word. I found the font over at The Graphics Fairy. All I had to do was click on one of the links to be taken to a download site where I found the Lavanderia font. I then pulled the quote into Paint and used the horizontal image rotation to reverse the image.
Here is the image applied to the back of the chair using painter's tape.
I used a clear blender pen to transfer the image!
I just went over the words with the blender pen until I could see the words showing through the paper!
I carefully removed the paper and went over the words with my paint pens!
I distressed through the letters and then applied some antique glaze all over and..... Wala!
My milk paint, mellow, yellow farmhouse chair with inspirational quote!
What is your inspirational quote for the day?
e-voke...to create a -new!
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