Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I'm Baaack!

Hey my friends! I'm back, and newly committed to keeping up on this blog! I have been active on my FB business page, and I have started an instagram account, but I have been failing here. If you want to follow me on those pages, you can find them here, and here.

Now, on to the good stuff! I've been busy! My mom has 4 of these barstools. She bought them at a yard sale when I was a teenager. I have not done the math, but it's been at least 16 years... Yeah, that's one way to make yourself feel old!

Anyway, they were used when she got them, but I have always loved them. I thought they were adorable as they were, but she's been wanting to paint them for quite some time. In fact, I remember taking them out to the garage and starting to sand them years ago. She was ready then, and just never took the leap.

So, when I heard that my parents were leaving town for a week (starting the day after Mother's Day), I knew that I wanted to get them done and surprise her.

As always, I started by sanding, and cleaning well. I took the seats off, because I wanted to stain them. I sanded them to bare wood, and then I applied the stain. Then I got to work on the chair part. First, applied one coat of Valspar's bonding primer. After that, I jumped right in with Fairy Chalkmother's Livingston.  Once the paint was covering fully, and dry, I applied my favorite sealer. Shabby Paints Vax. At this point, I could have been done, but I felt that they were missing something.

Glaze! A definite must! So, I ran out to the Home Depot, and grabbed a can of Rustoleum's Java glaze. Ah, perfection! Now they are stunning!

And, just for the sake of good lighting, here are some outside photos, that really showcase their beauty!

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