Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Franken-chair number 2: Part 2


I've managed strip FC2 and give him a bit of a bath. He was diirrrrty!

Franken-chair number 2: Part 1


I found Franken-chair number 2 on the side of the road today. I have a fantastic idea for it...but the purpose this chair will serve is super secret!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One last chalkboard


This one isn't painted. I bought a photo frame from a thrift store (op shops in Australia) and put a piece of black card in it- in place of a photo. We use those cool chalk pens to write on the glass. Simple!

Finally with finished handles


Chalkboard fridge to rule them all!


I painted our fridge in chalkboard paint. I love it!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chair done


The first chair in a pair I bought second hand has just had a make over. It took me two months of dabbling when I could on the weekends. Now I think I need a nap.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Franken chair #1 is (almost) sanded


I started out incredibly enthusiastic about sanding my 70s style tv chairs. I'd read that hand sanding was best and so started out with a few different grades of sandpaper. That lasted about15 minutes! Sorry people but it was just too slow.


So instead, I borrowed an electric sander from a friend and have generally finished the first chair - it probably took 2 hours total. I went through a lot more paper than I expected and even the electric sander took some patience. I've now decided that the arms will be painted black so, although I will sand into the tight corners by hand, I've just been aiming to get the varnish off and have stopped worrying about getting all of the colored stain underneath off. That is the upside of painted arms!

For lovers of these types of chairs, before you shoot me, the wood is just old pine...I'm not defacing a collectors item with black paint, I promise!