I am glad you chose to visit! My blog is a compilation of the many hats I find myself wearing. On any given day I may be an encourager, an instructor, or just a lady who is venting. You, dear reader, will probably identify with my triumphs and my tribulations! These snapshots fit into my Life Scrapbook I have named A. McInnis Artworks. I hope you will find something worth your while.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Annie Sloan Mimic

I found this great old farm chair at the Magnolia Flea market in Florence, MS!

(BTW: news flash! the market has begun staying open 7 days a week...

10 until 5 except Sun 1 until 5!!)
This pathetic thing had been stripped everywhere except the edges of the bottom...about a million colors were under there! I really wanted to try Annie Sloan paint, but with no stores open, I decided to do my best to mimic the look. (I know most of you have now fainted..)First I gave it a wash of white acrylic paint. Then I mixed some white and Hippo Grey and painted over the wash. Now is where I went a little crazy. I waxed the whole chair with neutral Kiwi shoe polish. I rubbed it in well and then re-waxed with Kiwi brown.

My original idea was to put mums in it so it could be left outdoors.

(Shhhh! It's a birthday present for my co-worker!)

But, of course, I just can't leave well enough alone...

got to keep pushing the envelope...what does that saying really mean anyway?

I Mod Podged some butterflies on and added gold polka dots!

(Well, she loves butterflies...what else could I do?)

When I finished it, it was dark as pitch outside, so I had to make pictures indoors...not very good ones, I might add. But the chair has had a new lease on life and with the mums sitting in it, I hope Susan will like it...if she doesn't, I'll gladly keep it!! LOL

I am joining Metamorphosis Monday this week.

My Apologies to Annie.


Libby said...

I love it! And so will she! Once again----job well done!! And the butterflies are the perfect finishing touch!!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your sweet seat! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

I love the chair. You added so much personality to it. I'm sure Susan loved it too.