More often than not, I create something or paint a piece of furniture with the intention of giving it to someone or selling it, but then just can't let it go. One example is this suitcase table that I made a couple of years ago...
I actually took it into Earth Mama's General Store to sell it but I couldn't stand the thought of it going home with someone besides me. Plus, look how good it looks in my house!
Well, it's happened again.
I bought this chair from a friend at her yard sale...
It's a big, sturdy chair that needed a little love. Of course, I knew that I wanted to paint the wood, and the seat would have to be recovered because the leather (or pleather) had been ripped off.
I've had my eye on this fabric at JoAnn's for quite some time and knew that this was the perfect project for it...
So, I removed the seat and covered it with this beautiful fabric. Then I painted the chair with light cream from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. It did a little chipping on its own plus I helped it along with a sanding block.
Before I started this project, I had decided to paint my living room a gray blue color. In the picture with the suitcase table you can see that the walls were a creamy yellow.
And, that's when it happened! Once the walls were painted, the chair was too perfect to part with.
Thank goodness I didn't haul this one off just to have to turn around and bring it home. I was smart enough to know that I couldn't let it go!
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