Thursday, August 11, 2011

Project Nest

Last week I shared with y'all how I fell in love with Deborah's 'Nest" chair and just had to have one for myself.  Deborah was super sweet in helping me out by providing the graphic which you can find on her blog Upcycling My Ordinary Life! Thanx Deborah for sharing it with us all! You are a sweetie!

This is the before of the nasty chair that required an entire container of Clorox wipes!

Of course I busted out the Chalk Paint for this project. I used Chateau Grey as my base coat and then Old White as my top coat.

After I used the old pencil and paper transfer trick I used a paint pen to draw on the 'Nest' and then used clear wax over the entire piece. Next I used my Jacobean wax on the seat after some distressing and decided it was just too dark for the entire piece so I only used it on the seat. 

The rest of the chair I used a dark wax but by a differ maker and made sure to rub most of it back off. 

I think it turned out really nice and I have Deborah to thank for the inspiration and help! You rock lady!

Here is just a little setting I made cause I am corny like that. I wanted to see what the chair and table looked like next to each other.
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  1. I love this every time I see it, Pamela {yours and Deborah's}! I would really love to try this myself and hopefully once we are in our new place I can.

  2. Your chair is lovely, Pamela. Great job. I just worked on a new sign with small lettering and am pretty frustrated. I should have used a paint pen. Great tip.

  3. I love your chair! It looks fantastic and I know you are thrilled to have it.

    Nice to meet you.

  4. That looks so fantastic Pamela! Is it going to go in the guest room next to the new armoire? Everything you are doing looks gorgeous and we are so glad you shared it at Inspiration Friday!

  5. Your chair turned out great, Pamela! I love that sweet graphic.

  6. I love this! I have a chair like this; you have inspired me to try this. I just have to unearth it in storage! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. i love your chair and I love the setting you did with the table, I would love that look in my foyer! Casual but yet elegant with the lines of the table!

  8. You did a great job and I really like the way you've used it in the room. I used the same quote on a piece of artwork that hangs over our bed.

  9. Now, I have GOT to have a NEST chair..this is sooo cute. You did a great job. I am NOT crafty at all and wonder ...what is the PAPER AND PENCIL TRANSFER TRICK?

  10. Fabulous transformation, I haven't tried layering the paints yet, but will soon! The graphic is wonderful!

  11. Great idea. Thanks for telling us what paint and all you used. I need specifics.

  12. How Cute! I love signs and this little message on a chair is adorable. You did an absolutely wonderful job on it too. Great project!

  13. It turned out great ! I love it !
    I'm a new follower .

  14. Love the chair! and the vignette that you made. I'm crazy like that too!

  15. hi Pamela, you did such a nice job on your chair and I like the darker color on the seat. very pretty!

  16. Oh my gosh, this is such a great project. Isn't it wonderful how bloggers help each other out? thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  17. Beautiful job, Pamela!! I adore that you did the seat a little darker and more natural looking! Don't you just love Annie's paint...?? ♥ Thanks for sharing where you got that cute graphic, too!

    xoxo laurie

  18. I just loved what you did with that chair, beautiful.
    Hugs Rosemary...

  19. I love the frame within a frame! Very cute!

  20. This is one of my favorite all time projects...just love it!

  21. This is super cute! I like how it turned out! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home.

  22. Wow, so pretty. I love the shades of paint that you used, it looks so old and yet fresh at the same time.

    Beautiful job!


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