Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunflower Chair Revived, Redone, Recycled

Scrounge Hound back again!  Ever rescued an old chair and tried to figure out what to do with it?  Well here's an idea.  

Let's talk paint...Rustoleum Painter's Touch paint.  I am especially fond of Rustoleum Painter's Touch available in pre-mixed quarts and glossy.  I love everything about this paint, from the spreadability, dry time, cure time, vibrant colors, and especially clean-up!  I have used this brand of paint for at least ten years!

I chose to use bright yellow paint for this chair.  I lightly sanded the chair and added yellow paint to the chair.   I didn't use a paintbrush this time.  I used an old rag and watered down paint to keep the vintage patina.  I left the many coats of paint underneath visible, I am fond of a chair with history.  The shabbier, the better.  

Decoupage:  From my magazines, Country Living and BH&G, I cut out various Sunflower images to brighten the seat bottom.    Modge Podge is my decoupage glue of choice.  So I adhered the flower images to the seat bottom.  Then, I added MANY coats of Modge Podge over the seat bottom, including the images.  

Original condition of rescued, vintage chair. 

Repainted and decoupaged this vintage chair.

This chair is one of my favorites,  I love everything about it....the lines, the rough patina, the nicks and dents, and especially the BRIGHT COLOR!!!

Recently, I rescued some Vintage Queen Ann chairs....can't wait to tackle those!  

Hope you enjoyed this chair segment....Scrounge Hound.  I always welcome comments!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Found Chair rescued by Decoupage

Decoupage images based on Josephine
Bonaparte's love for roses and fashion.
Hello all!  Well I have not blogged in quite a while...Trying to get my home decor business up and running.  If interested, my merchandise can be found at Casa Karma Decor at

Let's catch up...I love Etsy and have formed new relationships with clients.  So far, so good.

Now let's talk chairs.  I found this cute chair along the curb.  Yes, hard to believe what people discard!   The chair is in good condition and in sound condition....always a priority!  Even though I may like a chair, but it is not sound, I must leave it behind OR sometimes I drag it home, paint it and put it in my garden.    I will save my garden chair story for another time though!

So, originally the chair had chippy paint in a very light pink.  The original color was too light for me, so I watered down some pink exterior paint and gave the piece a layered paint effect.  Love the outcome at this point!  Enjoy the pictures at the bottom of this page too!!!

Then, I still was unhappy with the look of the I decoupaged images of Joseph Bonaparte with Modge Podge.   Josephine loved roses and was a trendsetter in the fashion world.    The roses are Josephine's and the fashion scenes depict Josephine.

I am happy with the outcome of the chair.  Lots of time involved though...selecting images, clipping images, layout, etc.  But it was well worth it!

My pieces all have a story and I especially enjoyed making this piece.  This chair will be a welcome addition to any Shabby Chic, Cottage Chic, or girly girl bedroom.  

Until next time....Saving the Earth, one rescued chair at a time....Scrounge Hound :)

Rescued chair decoupaged with
cohesive images.

Back of chair looks as good as the front!
Various decoupaged images

Repurposed Furniture

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