Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christmas Chairs in October

It's October and the Angelwing Begonias are still pretty.  It is Fall and what am I doing?  Painting Christmas chairs, of course!!
I usually do a snowman chair and love this one.  I am so sorry that I do not remember whose pattern this is.  I have done this particular pattern for several years.
This is one of my very favorite ones I have ever done.  Good ole St. Nick!!  I love all of the fun things written around the painting of Santa.
Isn't he a jolly ole soul?
You know, for an old person, painting all of the legs, spindles, and rungs on a chair can be quite a challenge.  But, I survive.
The seats are generally what has all of the detail on them.  If I don't have alot of detail on the seat or have fabric on a seat, I normally make several pillows to go on the chair.
So, this is the start of the Christmas chair season.  Even if it is still October.  I usually have 5-6 coats of paint on them by the time I prime and put a couple of coats of acrylic.  Then by adding all of the detail, it make another couple of coats.
Then, I do 2-3 coats of varnish on them, waiting several days in between to get them good and dry.  When I am painting for a show, I start early in the summer and put them in my storage building for a couple of months.  Then, they are really good and dry and have a hard finish on them.
Hope you enjoyed these chairs.
Till next time, Judy


  1. I love to get started early on Christmas plans. Your chairs are fabulous! Like you I love the St. Nick. All your grands will love, love, love them..........

    The French Hutch

  2. Love them. Thanks for looking at my blog. I would love for you to follow me. Smiles ~Jen

  3. What talent you possess!! Those chairs are wonderful. Sally

  4. I love Christmas. Your chairs are beautiful. I feel creative enough to do most things crafty but I can not paint...but you certainly can! My favorite is the snowman.

  5. These chairs are so adorable. Good thing you get started early in the season:-)

  6. The chairs are fantastic. Santa has a great face!

  7. All the time and effort you put into creating these lovely chairs are evident! I have painted my chairs before and it took me a week to get on the last coat. You have tons of patience! Love them all! xo's Pam

  8. Judy your painted chairs are amazing. I love the Santa one! hugs, Linda

  9. Your chairs are so cute and cheerful. Makes me smile just looking at them. Great job!

  10. How do you get so much done? And it's all wonderful! That book is going to turn into two books so better hurry and get it done!

    Cheery wave from

  11. You make me wish that I could paint!!! Love the Santa chair...what a great face he has!!!

  12. Very pretty! I couldn't begin to do this.

  13. LOVE your sweet chairs! Having fun reading through your lovely blog :-)

  14. Those are all wonderful, but I think I like the first one the best. Very simple and sweet.

  15. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I just love these chairs! What a fabulous idea and they look remarkable.
    I hope you're having a great weekend!

    Blessings to you,

  16. I'm your newest follower. :-) What darling remakes on those chairs! Thank you for visiting Cranberry Morning. I read your dedication and just wanted to say how sorry I am for the heart-wrenching loss of that sweet little guy. What a blessing he was to so many.

  17. Oh! I love that last chair...the green one. I should drop by and take it off your hands while I'm in OKC this weekend. :) Love the snowman, too!



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