Hello you all, you know when I’m not blogging ???? . . . . . I’m most certainly up to something?
If you haven’t read my Church Rummage Sale post in January, here’s a recap . . .
Early one Saturday morning my good friend Jennifer and I found this charming wicker chair. Belonging to a set of six additional wicker pieces. I noticed a very interested buyer waiting to swoop in on my find, so I quickly asked the church member “How much is your wicker set ?” He replied, “$50.00,” as I rifled through my pocket, I could barely get the moe (money) out fast enough. The wicker set included an amazing settee glider, two chairs ( one is a glider), ottoman, end table w/glass top, serving cart with glass top. WOW!
Jennifer graciously offered to haul the MOTHER LODE home for me. Her pick-up truck was stuffed full from top to bottom!! That's when I realized I loooove and adore this wonderful lady . . . We had the giggles as we drove away . . .
After further inspection, I realized the paint was original and very charming. Hmph? I did want to keep it all original, but the wicker had quite a bit of mildew discoloration.
My thoughts were to paint or not to paint ????
Here is where I left off back in January . . . .
I finally decided this yummy wicker set needed a fresh coat of paint. After a trip to several stores, I realized none of them had the color I had envisioned in spray paint. Urgh
Inspiration paint color
… Sooo Plan B, I custom mixed an oil base raw umber, hand brushed two labor-intensive coats .
I plan to do tufting on the back cushion soon, . . . ANOTHER PROJECT!!!
Seen below inspiration fabric, deep rust tones with coordinating stripe.
Is this seat taken ???
Robert and I took our first trip downtown to the fabric mart, to purchase foam and batting and upholstery supplies, $110.00.
Still waiting for some love. :-)
Chair and ottoman before cushions after two coats of paint.
My sewing machine will be on full throttle the next few days. Stay tuned for Part Three!!!
I hope you have an inspiring weekend!!
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