Wednesday, 30 March 2011

One down one to go...

I've finished one chair! Hoorah!  Remember these bad-boys:

Well a bit of blue paint, some Cath Kidston 'Chelsea Roses' napkins and some serious hours put in with the mod podge and we got ourselves a spanking new chair:

 Not bad for a £2 buy :o)


Thanks for all your ideas on what to do with these, the decoupage idea won me over :o)
I've painted the other chair but am deciding what print to use before I start another decoupage marathon!

Scarlett x

Linking to Treasures and Trinkets Thursdays , thrilling-thursday , Transformation Thursday and thrifty-thursdays

34 comments:

  1. That is lovely!!
    Have you painted the other chair blue??sorry if that seems a stupid question lol
    x

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  2. Those look absolutely fabulous!! Anything with decoupage and I'm SO there, it takes patience but the end result is well worth it. The Chelsea Roses pattern goes perfectly with the shade of blue paint you've used too :-)

    Jem xXx

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  3. So pretty.How does it hold up with lots of use?

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  4. Well done Scarlett...very pretty.

    OMG! You do love Elvis don't you...I can't believe you've been to Gracelands! was it as tacky as I think it would be?

    Thanks for your "kind" words re graffiti. You made me smile (pottymouth ha-ha) x

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  5. Che brava Scarlette!!!Sei riuscita a far diventare famosa una banale sedia.Mi piace molto,sa di primavera,Complimenti,Rosetta

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  6. OMG, Scarlett, these are truly amazing. Napkins?? Proper paper napkins? Was it difficult to do? Did you rip the napkins into small pieces and stick them on? Layers of varnish? How many?

    Did I tell you I was going to do something similar and had started collected flower catalogues to do it? Well, you've inspired me to give it a go1 Yay for decoupage!

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  7. Thanks all, to answer a few questions - it has 3 layers of mod podge ontop used as a sealer which gives it a matt appearance as didnt want to varnish as not wanting the shiney look. It'll hold up find with use hopefully! Yup used napkins - 3 ply ones, remove the two plain pieces and just use the pattern top sheet and lay it on in big pieces as its a repeating pattern. Its not difficult but takes ages. I've painted the other chair a moonlight white and am going to start the sticking process ont that - eek! Scarlett x

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  8. Wow, what a transformation! Great work.
    Liz

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  9. Ooooooooh, I really, really love it. I've got a similar chair so if you don't mind I think I'll do the same - thanks for sharing the tips on how to do it!
    xx

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  10. Well done Scarlett. I can see that this must have taken ages to get such a lovely result. Is it absolutely smooth? I had a bit of trouble getting my napkins to lay completely flat as they kept sticking to the brush. Probably my lack of patience to blame!

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  11. looooooovvvveeeee it!!!!! i love your chair, i love the CK print you use, i love decoupage!! you're so inspiring, Scarlett! now i want to hunt for some chairs hehehe :) do you use all 3 ply napkins for one chair or need more?

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  12. That looks great :) Might have to give that a good with something in my house - not sure what though?? Best I invest in this Mod Podge stuff.

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  13. Thanks Scarlett!! now i have a BIG reason in using my CK napkins paper that I keep and too precious to use and never been opened hahahaha silly moi! xXx Susan

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  14. Oh gosh... that is one fabulous transformation! I’ve never done decoupage before, see this as me officially inspired :)
    The Cath Kidston print is perfect xx

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  15. Soooooooo beautiful! I have a couple of chairs sat in my shed waiting for a makeover. I also have a sewing box which is in need of some love. I may have to decoupage the doodaas out of them! You are so clever. Em x

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  16. I want FULL instructions on how you did this! I need dining chairs for my home and I LOVE this idea!!

    Victoria xxx

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  17. Im glad someone else asked for the instructions!! I think I can follow that but what is modpodge and what kind of glue do you use to stick the napkins on? How many does it take roughly to cover a chair??

    Oooooh absolutely loving this makeover and I just have to give it a go!!
    -x-

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  18. Wow what a result! That looks fab, well worth the fiddliness. Are people to be allowed to sit on them?! Also can I come to your universe where you have time please? I am drowning in housework here :-(

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  19. It looks fab Scarlett, well done! what room is it going to live in? I may sound silly but where would you buy mod podge from?

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  20. Wow that looks amazing! I want to buy a chair and do that now - think you have probably started a decoupage revolution!

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  21. Wow overwhelmed with the response :o) I'll do a photo how to while i'm doing the second one so you can all have a look and give it a go - better warn the mod podge peeps that there is going to be a lot of sales so to up production! Scarlett x

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  22. wow that looks amazing.. how did you do that. it really has come up great.. fab idea instead of just painting it.
    well done love!!

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  23. Oooh good!! I have just been round to a friends house (who has the same shabby chic taste) and noticed she has two wooden chairs being stored in her summer house - so showed her your transformations! She wants to know how you did it too!!!
    -x-

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  24. Scarlett I am so impressed with this chair! Love the color and the decoupage. The hours you put into it show! Wow!

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  25. Hello im back ;-) And look what i missed. Wow that chair looks amazing ;-)) well done you. I went through a faze of doing decopatch i love it and its so easy to do if you have the time and patience. You have done a fab job ;-) dee x

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  26. Scarlett it's freakin' adorable!! I bet it took you a good long while to finish! But what results! I think you should do the other one the same way...Pairs of chairs are always best *winks* Thanks for the heads up on the "Jumble" I feel so uncool!LOL! Not hip a'tall on my British-isms....But keep em coming girlfriend...I'll learn. Vanna

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  27. P.S. After this post I need to go buy stock in mod podge! V

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  28. Scarlett that is unbelievable...doesn't even look like the same chair! :) Beautiful!
    Thanks for linking it up to my Treasures and Trinkets party, my readers will love your great idea!
    Hugs
    missy

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  29. you are so clever and i just think the chair is fabulous. i am drooling. xxx

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  30. Oh girl! This chair is too cute!! You did a great job. Love it!

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  31. This is to-die-for! Too bad mod podge doesn't like me, or I'd try it myself. :)

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  32. What a great project! Looks beautiful! Hopped over from Treasures and Trinkets...

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  33. That chair turned out lovely! Oh, what a great job you did. You should be very proud. I just adore it. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. wow scarlett, the chairs look amazing!!

    i keep missing ur posts, so iv added you to my blog list so i can read all your lovely posts :)

    thanks for the tutorial :D

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