Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chair (char) n. Angel

Definition of Chair (char) n.
A piece of furniture consisting of a seat, legs, back and often has arms, designed to accommodate one person.

Not all chairs end up being suitable for decorative painting.  This one was beyond repair - so said John.  So, we took it all apart and I decided to make an angel out of it.  Crazy, eh?

Okay, let's try to show you how we did this.  I started with an old porch railing as the body.  See it?  It forms the body and the head. We nailed it to a scrap board for stability.  The top back part of the chair is her wings - got it?  The spindles in the back of the chair became her arms.

The arms were attached with a nail making them
moveable.  Then the chair back became her wings by nailing into the old porch railing from the back.  I added a grapevine wreath on her hands and a very loose grapevine for her halo.  I change her decor for the seasons. 

So, there you have it - an angel made out of a chair that was hardly worth bringing home.  Not too bad, eh?

Oh, and by the way, the old concrete bench sitting by her was my Mom and Dad's and now it sits in my yard in front of my tree.  Brings back so many good memories.

Till next time, Judy


  1. I could NEVER have done this!

  2. Hi Judy, I admire your creations.. Your angel is very unique and an attractive addition to your yard..

    I'm sure the concrete bench means a lot to you.. There were things that slipped through my fingers when my Mom sold her house.. Now that I think about those things, I sure wish I had them.. I guess we live and learn.

    Have a wonderful weekend.. Love your blog !

  3. I saw your angel chair on cozy little house, and just had to dash over here to tell you how much I love it. I collect angels, and now I am going to be looking for an old chair to make one of these, I never would have thought of it myself! The highchair is adorable too, and I am going to spend some time browsing your blog. I also have a great-granddaughter, she has the same name as Laynee, but spelled differently~~Lanie.

  4. Oh, my gosh, I just realized!!! You must be Brenda's Judy~~~her angel! If so, thank you so much for all you have done for her, you have been such a blessing, and I do not know what she would have done without you.

  5. Are you Brenda's Judy Angel. What a blessing you have been to her. You and your husband caring for her like you have.
    I cae by way of Brenda, of course, loved your angel I read about your Landen. So sad. What a fun little guy he must have been. Our whole community is praying for a little boy here named Landon. The thought he had fallen and his heart stopped. They revived him took him to Children's and he was admitted and release a couple days later with a concusion. But two days later his heart stopped again......it didn't go as well that time. He has had a defiberlator implanted and has had to start from a newborn state. HE is doing better bt still has no vision. Those little Landon's are heart breakers. Your new little great is adorable.

  6. Brenda "sent" me! What a fabulous angel, Judy!!!! Sweet idea. I'll be following your blog on Google Reader. Thanks for the inspiration! Marcia

  7. this is wonderful Judy, perfect for that Fall foliage!!

  8. That is the most creative idea and it turned out so cute. Great job!

  9. CRAZY GENIUS, that's what that is!!! It is good to meet a fallow creator!

  10. So charming and so inventive, Judy! I love it. There is a whimsical quality about your angel which is totally endearing.

    Thank you so much for joining in on the party. We'll have another one nest week!


  11. Oh My Goodness this is so clever! I love it!
    Here from Mockingbird Hill Cottage
    Blessings, Joanne

  12. What a clever idea! I love it!!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. I'll be looking at broken chairs in a whole new light after seeing your angel! ~ Maureen

  14. Such a fun and creative repurposing and what a perfect home for her, next to your mom and dad's bench.

    Wishing you lots of sweet memories.

  15. Your chair angel is lovely, Judy! And such a creative use of a cast off object. I enjoy placing unusual items in my garden, too.

  16. Your angel is just adorable and I will never look at one of those old "captain's chairs" without thinking of your terrific creation.

  17. Your chair Angel lovley !!!
    I will have to fix one for my garden in spring ..now to just find a old chair

  18. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !




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