All the way back in March, I wrote about my travels through Texas and the discovery of my lovely turquoise chair. I bought this one with the intent of transforming it before the faire and putting it up on the silent auction. On the day of the festival, I will also be painting another chair on site! This second chair I found here in the valley at a thrift shop.
The other day I finally started working on these two chairs. About time too since they both have quite the extensive to-do lists...and I don't exactly have a lot of free time on my schedule at the moment...
I only had time to get both of them sanded down. During which I probably inhaled a lot of pretty turquoise lead paint...being properly masked and all...and of course wearing the appropriate shoe ware...oops.
It was a scary moment cutting out all the pretty weaving on the back of the Texan chair. But I'm hoping my replacement will be just as neat. There is still a lot to do but I'm sure they'll be a lot of fun. Especially since I have new upholstered anything before...eek!
In other (awesome) news, my illustration from waaay back for Watercolor Wednesdays is being used over at A Teacher Mom in a post about creative play! Hooray!
More on these chairs soon. And more posts this week about all my kiddo projects!