Happy 4th of July!
And to all of my readers from other countries, happy Monday!
I’m probably sitting on a beach at the Jersey shore right now, but I scheduled this post in advance so you all wouldn’t miss me too much 😉
Yep, I’ve painted lots of them and since I didn’t want to repeat myself I had to really give some thought to what I wanted to do with them. I definitely wanted to go with milk paint for a chippy, aged look. On the first chair, I started with Miss Mustard Seed’s Flow Blue. I added an off-centered grain sack stripe in white using a stencil and some white acrylic craft paint.
For the second chair I pulled out Miss Mustard Seed’s Tricycle. I didn’t want these chairs to match, but I wanted them to coordinate. Red seemed like a good choice. Once I had the chair painted, I gave some thought to what sort of embellishment to add. I didn’t want to do the same stripe as the first chair. So, I went with a Swiss flag look.
I used frog tape and just taped off the cross and painted it with Fusion’s Limestone.
Then, since I seemed to be on a roll with the blue and red, and since the 4th of July was coming up, I decided to paint the third chair in Miss Mustard’s Farmhouse White. I also added a simple little stencil to the seat.
Which gave me a trio of chairs in red, white and blue!
Perfect for a 4th of July blog post.
I love the idea of hanging the chairs in a row on the wall to act as shelves.
You could keep your vintage American Government book on them.
Wouldn’t this book be fun to use as a 4th of July table decoration?
I took the chairs, the books, and even the little sailboat off to Reclaiming Beautiful a week or so ago. Hopefully they will find new homes from there!