Okay, I know I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel on the post title, but I’m still recovering from my three days of painting.
It’s probably difficult to see in the photos, but these chairs (all six of them x 4 legs each) were painted by moi. To prove it, I am showing a close-up that shows my paint drips. You may call them paint drips, but I call them “Character.”
When I purchased these French chairs at the auction, they were a stained a dark brown. At the time, I had an antique scrubbed pine table, and I thought the chairs needed to be painted to go better with the table, so I painted them a cheery yellow.
At the time I used a glaze to antique them, then sanded them down in areas to simulate wear and age.
Be sure to come back, and I’ll show you the rest of the painting. I also painted the entire breakfast room, and the kitchen, and a few other things.
I love the chairs, drips and all. They just add to the character. I can’t wait to see all the changes you are making.
I agree with thinking of a post title,lol – sometimes that takes longer than the actual post –
But these really are Chairalicious!
Your chairs look beautiful.Paint drips are very hard to avoid.I try my best.But as you say(and I agree) it adds character.
On Crooked Creek says
I am laughing, dear friend, NOT at you…but a precious quote from my beloved father~in~law. Community members called him,”Matt Dillon of Linn Co.” and my beloved mother~in~law…”She taught Lucille Ball everything she knows!!!” What a pair…and I dearly loved them both! Mary painted the woodwork in her home every Spring. Once, while visiting from our military duties, Dad said,
“Don’t stand in one spot too long Pat. Once Mary gets a paint brush in her hand…she won’t stop til she paints everything in sight…or runs out of paint…whichever comes first!” I’ll be back to see if you’ve finished painting or run out of paint! Ha! Love the chairs!!!
Gee Singh Newbanks says
I agree.. they are NOT paint drips.. lol.. they are character marks.. personality if you will 😀 Glad to know I am not the only one. The Mr. sands his off. I work with mine.
The chairs are beautiful!!
looking forward to seeing the rest- sounds like you have been painting up a storm!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Anita the chairs look great! I love your table and buffet too, so pretty!!
Something Nice and Pretty says
You sure have been busy, made me tired just thinking about it.lol Mine need done to but I just hate the thought of doing it:) They do look great, I’ll be back to see everything done!
Designs By Pinky says
The chairs look great, the drips just keep it real and add great character:). Can’t wait to see the rooms done too!!! You have been a BUSY lady!!!! XO, Pinky
Marina Pérez says
Hi my name is Marina and I love your drips and your sense of humor I’m going to follow you you have won me.
Cozy Little House says
I’ve got so many things that need painting. And can’t do it in my predicament. Probably better to wait until fall anyway. Please explain the Cowgirl Up. I don’t really understand..
Cozy Little House says
Okay, think I’ve got it figured out. I thought it had something to do with cowgirls… Sort of a dim bulb these days on pain pills.
Hi Anita! I love drippy painted chairs too and yours are very pretty! Now I’m amazed your painting in all of this heat but hopefully you’re keeping cool. 🙂
Be a sweetie,
Thank you very much for your kind words .. My city has a history of 2300 years and there are monuments of all eras. I admire the creativity you have. You constantly create, paint, decorating with great results. Your chairs are wonderful. I look forward to seeing the final result.
Who knew I’ve been sanding off the character in my projects. My painting talents are asking that you please start a trend that includes that.
Debra @ Common Ground says
they look wonderful, Anita. Hey, what’s a few drips? you should see my kitchen cabinets!!
Such nice chairs. Can’t wait to see it all. Hate to paint but love the results!
Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says
Looking forward to seeing all of your changes. The chairs are looking great, by the way!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
You have been busy. I still have some chairs I want to paint. Can’t wait to see the rest of your work.
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
My, you have been busy! Can’t wait to see all the changes!
Busy Lady! Looking forward to seeing all the rest. 😉
Great job on the chairs. Love the finish.
Charm Bracelet Diva says
Guess that’s another thing you and I have in common, “character!” The chairs look great. And I couldn’t help but notice the Tar-jay grainsack in the photo! So run that by me again, you’ve also been painting what? Sounds like half the house! I can’t keep up with you, girl!
Glad to see someone else appreciates “character” Love your blog. Regena in TN.
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
They look wonderful, Anita! Paint drips make them unique! They look just like I painted them! You mean they aren’t supposed to have drips? You have been busy! I can’t wait to see your reveals! These are fantastic!
chateau chic says
Wow, you’ve been painting up a storm. They do look so fresh and pretty, drips and all! I think chairs are one of the hardest kinds of furniture to paint.
❀ JoAnne says
That is a lot of painting, Anita! Your chairs are gorgeous, I’ve always loved that style. Can’t wait to see all of your other painting projects!
Tracey@Breathing English Air says
That is a lot of painting…with character!
❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says
I’m all about character and I love your chairs!!
Confessions of a Plate Addict says
They look fabulous, Anita! Love those frenchy chairs! Happy weekend!…hugs…Debbie
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says
The chairs look awesome! Great colors! Can’t wait to see your other paint projects!
Rooms by Ann says
Your chairs are beautiful.
At The Picket Fence says
The chairs look fantastic Anita and I love the character! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!