In trying to figure out what to give a dear friend for her birthday, I thought "What about a chair about friendship?". So, a chair is about the easiest thing for me to do.
I started with a wooden chair and cleaned it up and sanded it slightly. Then I put several coats of a flat white spray paint on it (I use Wal Mart's $.97 flat white spray paint). After letting it set for a day or so and completely dry, I started the fun part.
I base coat furniture with at least two coats of acrylic paint. In this case, I picked the colors from the patchwork fabric I was going to use for the seat. I used a sage green, cream and a country blue.
I painted the back slats in patterns that were on the fabric. I then painted a small wooden plaque with the friend quote on it and added a rolled rose I made out of the patchwork.
I then finished it off with several coats of a non-yellowing water based spray varnish.
As I finished this up for this special friend, I realized how lucky I am to have so many friends whom I have had for a very long time. I have new friends whom I treasure and am very blessed to have quite a few "vintage" friends. I am so grateful for what they mean to me and my family.
"Everyone has a best friend during each stage of life - only a precious few have the same one......"
Till next time, Judy