Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Peacock Chair

I have great friends!
They give me "stuff" they no longer want that I can use for projects.
Recently my friend, Kimbo, of Kimbo's Frame & Design, gave me 3 great chairs. Kimbo is a wonderful artist, so I'm surprised she didn't do something fantastic with the chairs. She must not have been "feeling it," so lucky me!!! The chairs are very old and 2 of them are painted white and are very, very distressed...they are perfect. Here is the 3rd chair...
When trying to decide what to do with the chair, I decided I'd paint it to go on my screened porch. The theme? A peacock chair. When I sit on my porch I can hear the peacocks screaming from the farm across the road. And, yes, they do sound like someone is screaming! 

I started by painting the chair a turquoise. I painted the back slats black. I dry brushed the woven seat with the turquoise.

I am an artist and have hand painted many a design onto furniture. But, this time I took the lazy way out...

Can you guess what the design is?

Here are a few more pictures before I reveal my secret...

And the answer is...


And yes, it only took one napkin. I cut the napkin into 4 pieces and applied it to the chair with ModPodge. I went over the edges a little with the black paint just to make it blend better. Then I finished it off with a coat of polyurethane.

I've been a little obsessed with projects using napkins lately. Expect to see more napkin projects soon!

To learn more about Kimbo and see some of her work, go to www.kimbohemia.net.


  1. How clever! I love the turquoise and the napkin idea is brilliant. Thanks for sharing!


  2. So cute! I just found your blog and love all your creative ideas.


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  4. Your chair is fabulous! Great, great color and so artistic!

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  5. Oh my GOSH!!! I LOVE THIS! How WondeFul for me that you used a napkin and "cheated" on this one! I'm so excited to get my entry table done now. I love it, but it needs a change, so I'm looking forward to see some inspirtational napkins somewhere---hold me down! ;)

  6. I love that color!! What a great idea to use napkins! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

  7. I love this chair! Awesome colors and I love that you used napkins for the peacock design!! I'm going to feature it on my blog this Friday! Feel free to stop by and grap a featured button! The post will be up Friday morning!


  8. Such a fun addition to your house

  9. Great job! I love it! Where do you find such cute napkins?!?!?! Hey... would you be interested in guest posting on my blog? If so email me at teardrop@kc.rr.com!

  10. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing through Kara's Look What I Made Linky Party. :)
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  11. We have screaming peacocks in our neighborhood too... takes a little of the romance out of the species, but there's no disputing how beautiful they or this chair are! Love it!

  12. What an interesting way to add texture, I never would have guessed! Well done, it's beautiful!

  13. Where DID you get peacock napkins? My most recent posts have been a bit peacock themed and its now transferring into a living room theme! That chair is so beautiful, I want one!

  14. Are you KIDDING me?? Now that I can do! You are just full of amazing ideas!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this, thanks for sharing!!


  15. You are after my own heart! I LOVE peacocks and this is soo cute! I would have never thought of the napkin, that was soo clever. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. If you ever tire of this chair, let me know. I will come get it! Love it. Following your blog now.I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

  18. Wow, I am super impressed with the peacock feathers, and I would have never ever thought it was a napkin so creative! Thanks for showing it off!


  19. Love the Peacock feathers. super cute!!
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  20. I really like your peacock theme! And such a great idea of using napkins!

  21. a napkin? I thought maybe a stamp, but a napkin? That is so clever!! This chair is beautiful and it's a good thing I don't know where you live, otherwise it might disappear. You did a wonderful job!

  22. This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! Great job!!

    Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!! We appreciate it! :)))

    Looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas in the future :) I'm your newest follower :)


  23. Thanks for linking up this week at Craft and Tell! Love the color you chose : )


  24. Such a wonderful use of a napkin--you rocked it!!

  25. looks great! thanks for sharing:)

  26. wow! i'm so into peacocks right now, and the colors. great chair! thanks for partying with me!

  27. Love this chair! Great job!

    Thanks for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy last week! Hope you'll join us tomorrow and link up!

  28. I'm obsessed with peacocks right now!!!! Love the napkin chair-haha
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday and I hope you'll play again tomorrow:)

  29. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  30. what a lovely chair! and so unique, too. love the peacock feather design. thanks for sharing this lovely post to us and we hope to see you again this week at the party. have a lovely weekend.



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