Did you ever buy a piece of furniture that you were darn sure you could transform and make beautiful, and it turned into a nightmare???
It looked so simple. I knew it had potential. It was going to be easy....NOT !!!!
Here is the culprit.....
Ugly and in bad need of a redo.
Well.................I started sanding and nothing was happening. The old paint would not come off!
Then I decided to prime it to see what would happen. At first I thought the paintbrush was worn out because the paint looked all gobby and messy and then the paint started peeling! Then, I realized that someone had done a bad crackle treatment on it and the crackle medium was coming through!
Anyway, I attempted to remove the primer and it wouldn't come off, so I said a few choice words, okay a lot of choice words, and did I mention it was 100 degrees in the garage!!!
The "thing" still looked awful.
I finally turned to spray paint and then sanded and added some antiquing glaze. I still dislike it.
I was so mad at this chair that I didn't take the time to add more padding to the pitiful seat. I just started stapling the fabric on wanting it to go away.
Where is Miss Mustard Seed when you need her?
She would laugh at this one.
My chair should have looked like this....
Why am I blogging about this, you ask.
To let off my frustration and to ask if this has happened to you.
I've learned that it's never a good idea to continue working on a project that drives you crazy. And to never get in a big hurry just to get it done.
I think that I will spray it a metallic silver, plump up the seat with some fiberfill and recover it in a gray and white fabric. Add a ruffle and maybe stencil the back of the chair with an image.
When I get done with this nightmare of a chair, I will have spent three times the amount that I paid for it! Oh well, live and learn.
I just removed it from the room and took it to the garage.
Maybe it just needs some time out.
What would you do with this little tramp????
Stay tuned, I will be back with a redo of the redo!
She had better straighten up or else!!!
Okay, get out there and create, make, sew, cook, draw, paint, write, photograph or find something wonderful and share it with the rest of us.
I'm linking with Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. Hope to see you over there.