Friday, September 14, 2012

A Chair for a Friend

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  


  1. Your chair is lovely Judy.. Your friend/friends are so blessed to have you in their lives..
    Your talent just doesn't end.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Hi Judy, I love the chair and your friend is in for a special treat... Love seeing what you'll come up with next! I would love for you to visit my blog and enter my giveaway. xo Pam

  3. What a wonderful gift for your friend. I love the colors and such a creative idea. Love your work.....

  4. The chair is awesome, you are so talented, you and your BFF are so blessed to have each other! Bet she's going to squeal when she sees this. Mary

  5. judy, God has certainly blessed you with the creative bug. the chair is adorable! lucky friend to be so blessed by you!!!!


  6. Oh, my gosh...just look what you did with that chair. You are so creative. What a special gift for your dear friend.

  7. Your friends are very lucky to have YOU as a friend, Judy. I know the receiver of this chair will just love it, and the love you put in to it!

  8. We love the chair and what a great way to express your friendship!

  9. What a lovely chair! For something that was "easy" that sure sounds like a lot of work! (coming via Claudia's "A Favorite Thing" but I think the post I'm supposed to look at is the one below this one?)

  10. What a thoughtful and pretty gift you have made for your (lucky) friend. It is beautiful!

  11. Absolutely love this! We're soulmates when it comes to the 'chair biz', LOL. I am always looking for ways to pretty up an old treasure! Great job!

  12. Judy - I think you have so many good friends because you are such a good friend. J



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