Saturday, April 30, 2011

Painted Chairs


Earlier in the winter I painted a variety of wooden chairs, one with an upholstered seat.
They were all pretty much vintage, and the upholstered one, clearly an antique, probably late 19thC or early 20th C.


Actually this carved , below, one looks pretty old: maybe Art&Crafts, or "Bungalow" style, from the 20s or 30s.



Chairs are very fiddly; the rungs and spokes can drive you mad . They require a lot of patience and detailed observation.














These two are matching (well, sort of!) swivel chairs. Bar stool height.



















It was a lot of fun painting them, and they are beginning to find happy homes!
I have some pictures of the upholstry up next.

13 comments:

Katiejane said...

You completely blow me away with your work! I discovered you several months ago (last fall, actually)and you inspired me to try this myself. NOT SO EASY! You are so right about the rungs and spokes driving you nuts. I like doing this but I am nowhere as good at it as you are!

GaleriaZosi said...

Piękne z radością i sercem malowane. Pozdrawiam Zosia i zapraszam do mojej galerii zosi

drusilla cole said...

Hiya brilliant work. May I ask what paint you use? Thanks

Yasmeen Derhally said...
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Anonymous said...

I want one!!!! Any chances in Buenos Aires?

Robbiegirl said...

I want to paint a woode,n birdhouse but not sure of what type of paint to use

Patsy Paterno said...

No words!!! Totally awesome! Have a blessed Christmas season from all the way over here in Manila! patsy

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Anonymous said...

You inspire me and I feel like you understand the frustration I go through when painting chairs!!!! I can't leave those dang spindles alone in a PLAIN color....the chairs seem almost insulted if I think I might! And as I add more detail, I get almost at wit's end thinking where I'm going next!

Love your work and glad to see another painter has the same "details" issues I do. They take time!!!!!

I am Susie if Simply Susie Designs

yelthenymph said...

What kind of paint you use? Thank you for inspire me :-)

Eve Parker said...

I am so in awe of your talent! I purchased a wooden table and chairs for my grandbaby for Christmas, and your chairs have been my inspiration in painting. About 40 hours per chair, plus $30 in paint!!! But it is all looking incredible! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and ideas! You have my unending gratitude!

Englander Line said...

I was literally amazed to see the impressive and extensive collection of French dining chairs and French armchairs that the top furniture company in London had to offer as the beautiful design, ornate carvings, rich hand polishing and the pristine quality upholstery fabric are a treat for the eyes. Not just the visual appeal but it is the functionality and comfort aspect too that makes these French wingback style armchairs and French dining chairs the first choice, not just for me but for a majority of other Londoners.