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Name: Trish
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Feb 21, 2012 12:30 PM CST

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I love this!!! You did a great job, and what a happy addition to your house!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 12:41 PM CST
Gotta survive these last few winter weeks some way!

Thanks, Trish.
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vic
Feb 21, 2012 1:21 PM CST
I love the colors Sharon and the pansies are the perfect touch. I bet if you polyurethene it, you could leave it outside, huh?

FUN!

Me, I painted rocks yesterday Whistling
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 1:33 PM CST
I'll put it on the porch or maybe the front garden, but the wood was very porous and though I used a sealer after I sanded, I'm not sure how long it would last in KY's everchanging weather.

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chelle
Feb 21, 2012 4:08 PM CST
Beautiful!

Seeing the delightful change from dull brown (like the present view outdoors), to a lovely piece of art vibrantly alive with color has brightened my day, too!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 4:19 PM CST
A mimic of nature, changing from dull brown to vibrant color in a few weeks.
I just had to get a head start.

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Name: Magga
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magga
Feb 21, 2012 4:44 PM CST
I knew you were up to something Sharon. Whistling Wow, This old bar stool is a real showpiece, so beautiful and so happy colors Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 4:55 PM CST
Hey Magga!
Always up to something, aren't we? You with your projects and me with mine.
Glad you like this one.
Thanks!
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Feb 21, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Stunning!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Thanks, Flit.
Might put a purple daylily on the next one.
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fiwit
Feb 21, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Sharon said:Thanks, Flit.
Might put a purple daylily on the next one.

Green Grin! Big Grin Hurray!
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 21, 2012 7:10 PM CST
I like the colors too. And I love the checks! Boy, you brightened that stool right up. Neat thing to do while waiting for nature to do her thing. Smiling
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 21, 2012 7:21 PM CST
Thanks Anni.

I have to admit this isn't the first one I've done. Several chairs have made their way through my studio.
A few tables, some wooden boxes, things like that.

My favorite of all I did was a white magnolia on a dark blue chair. I might have to do one like that again.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 21, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Ooooooooooooo I like the visioning of that!
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nap
Feb 22, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Sharon said:
Several chairs have made their way through my studio.
A few tables, some wooden boxes, things like that.

My favorite of all I did was a white magnolia on a dark blue chair.


If I may ask, what do you do with your projects? Are they all over your house? Do you give them away as gifts? Sell them?

And where did you buy that checkered paint?? Big Grin Green Grin!

The barstool is awesome!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Hey Nancy,

What do I do with them?
About 20 years ago I did the first one when I was teaching. It was an old chair that had been donated to our Fine Arts department for stage property. It had seen better days and was in disrepair, so I wood glued it all back together so that it wasn't an accident waiting to happen and thought just for fun I'd paint it. Once done other teachers saw it and wanted to buy it. So I sold it to one of them and added the money to the Fine Arts fund.

Then I started getting requests for painted chairs and began to pick up old chairs wherever I could find them and began to paint them at home. Seems they made nice retirement gifts, birthday gifts, things like that. I probably did maybe 20 or so chairs over a few years' time and since they were fun to do, I just kept on painting. I had lots of flowers to choose a design from. So it was a little business at home.

I never had one long enough to keep them at home for myself. Sometimes people would bring a table and want it painted to match the chair. Things like that. Then I retired and was going to paint more, but Bob died and things changed and I didn't get back into it. Till now.

I posted the barstool on Facebook yesterday and have several offers on it already, but I want to get a few more done along with a garden bench and maybe a couple of terra cotta pots to match, a table or two, and see where that takes me. I'm always into something.

But no, the only things I have that I kept over the years, are two table tops that were done in '94. I usually put the date on them, so I just looked. Those table tops have old wildflowers in the middle design, old plants that I grew up with, so I'm not likely to part with them. They are among the first furniture pieces I did. I don't mind selling my things, and I've given a few pieces away too. I can always paint another one, so I don't get very attached.

Thanks Nancy. I'm glad you like the barstool.
And the checkered paint is my own secret invention.
It works the same way as the painted pansies. heh!!
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nap
Feb 22, 2012 3:01 PM CST
How nice that your creations are being loved by so many others!

You know that I have sold greeting cards made with my photographs. But the problem I have with that is this. All my creations eventually end up in the waste basket. People look at them, say "oh that's pretty," then a few days later they end up in the garbage! Sad

So I don't sell them anymore. I have a drawer-full. Oh well!
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Calif_Sue
Feb 22, 2012 3:55 PM CST

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SWEET! I am so inspired to get painting with all the Pinterest pins I got going. But the weather is too fabulous right now, (currently 78) I need to work in the garden.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 4:25 PM CST
The weather pulled me outside this afternoon too!!
65 here and wow!!

The orange sherbet chair with the purple/blue daylily will just have to wait.
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 4:31 PM CST
Nancy, maybe you could gather some of those cards up in small packages and gift them. I'll bet there are those who would love to frame some of them.
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