Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Chair Project

 Where have I been?  Wallowing in self pity.  I still don't know if we will lose our house.  It's month-to-month.  But I want to thank June and Laney who email frequently with pep talks, prayers and 'thinking of you' notes! You are my angels!  My sister has also been a huge support.  Thank you Kelley!  And a big hello to Mary who is the 100th Jewel Box® follower!  Wow!  Mary has a very clever blog you can find at Mary@redo101.  

To keep busy, I'm throwing myself into little projects after work.  Here is my latest effort, a scroll arm chair. 
Jewel Box® Home Scroll Arm Chair

This started as an old chair from my mother-in-law's house.  First I cut out the caning on both arms.  Next I sanded and weathered the chair using nails, a hammer and a meat cleaver.   There is a little too much weathering, but it sure felt good to beat up that chair!

I also sanded the sharp edges of the chair and for the final step, applied a mahogany stain. As you can see, I didn't get the stain on evenly.  Oh well, it goes with the eclectic look, right?   Here is the completed chair next to the sofa with a foot stool.

And yes, the sofa is faded and needs to be recovered.  But that project has to wait.

Enjoy your weekend!