Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quirky Chair

My quirky artsy side is showing with this chair makeover.  You're going to love it, or think I'm crazy.  I've already had interest in it.  So, I'm not THAT crazy.  No paint involved, cause I liked the weathered finish on it.  However, I wanted to do something different.





I'm sure you've spotted what's different about it?  While working on some of my reverse images, with the french book page background,



I figured out what I wanted to do with this chair I picked up.  It had veneer missing.




Although I know how to make molds as such, I thought it would be more fun to fill in the missing areas with french book pages.  Just because.




Talk about embracing imperfections.




I used a little brown wax over the pages to give them added patina.  I also waxed the rough edges surrounding them.






Kinda looks like the book pages were there first.




I'm off to get a lot of work done. Hopefully.  See ya soon.

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84 comments:

Maureen said...

Loooooove it!

Marsha said...

I saw some chairs at a recent garage sale that were similar to these. They were $2.00 each!!!! but sadly they were missing veener so I passed them by. Now I'm kicking myself.

Love your imagination!!!

Anne said...

Rosemary this is my favorite piece!!! Love,LOVE....LOVE this idea.Looks beautiful girl! That will be sold in an instant!
xx
Anne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great chair, Rosemary! I love how you filled in those missing veneer spots with the book pages. I like the look and it does look like the pages were layered down first.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Genius! I'll never shy away from furniture with a little torn veneer again. In fact, I might just have to remove a little from some fixer uppers I already have. Love this idea Rosemary.

Ticking and Toile said...

LOVE it!! You are so talented! :)
xoxo,
Shellagh

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Brilliant! Absolutely and completely brilliant! Love it!

Candy said...

Great Idea. I love it.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Rosemary, I think it's pretty fun!

Biljana said...

Wow! Amazing, so vintage and beautiful:-)) Great job Rosemary, hugs Biljana

Cynthia said...

This is just fantastic!! I noticed it right away. Great job again.

Cynthia

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Rosemary, Beautiful idea, excellent job!

Barbara Jean said...

what a great idea!!!!
love it..you know I'll be looking for some things with the veneer coming off now... =)

blessings
barb

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! it turned out
gorgeous!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

You are so creative, who would have thought of filling the gaps in like that? cool!

Emily said...

You amaze me! What a fun solution to a chippy problem. I love it and the way your ingenious mind works.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Amazing idea! Love how the chair looks!

Gail said...

Your are amazing Rosemary!

Christie said...

Very Cool! Bringing it to Kane? I'll be there Saturday:) Hope to see you! Would love you to link up to My Monday Muse:)
Christie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You come up with the most utterly creative ideas...your mind must be going 24/7....I am sure you dream of wonderful ideas...I find if I have an idea in the middle of the night...I have to get up and write it down...for I will not remember it in the morning...but you, your mind is constantly in the creative process!...Love that chair!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--I think that may be the most clever thing I have ever seen! I love that look. Now everyone will be looking for things with veneer missing. You are so creative!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I don't think your crazy at all, I LOVE IT!!

Olive Cooper said...

Sweet! We certainly embrace imperfection here.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I don't think you're crazy, I think that is the most clever idea! Looks wonderful!

Marie said...

WOW!! That is sooo coool!! The only question is how did you cut the page to fit so perfectly in the space?? Well done!

Cindy Ritchie said...

I ADORE it! So clever! And so perfect for the shape of the chair!

June said...

This is crazy amazing Rosemary!!!!!!!! I think I love me a chair : )
hugs...

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome chair Rosemary, very unique!

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok......NOW I know what I'm going to do with an old sideboard that is waiting for me to give some TLC. It, too, is missing a lot of veneer. Did you just slide that page in the missing area, Rosemary...?? I'd love to know the particulars on the technique.

xoxo laurie

Terry Moore said...

I call this a bit of artistic genius! I must do this since it's so cool and fools the eye!

Linda at French Hollow said...

Yep. Crazy. Crazy FABULOUS that is!!!

20 North Ora said...

Really creative idea. Made a very interesting chair.

Judy

Good Time Charlie said...

I absolutely love this, and I have a mirror with some missing moulding. What a great idea! I am sure this will be gone fast!

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

I just LOVE this and it is perfect. Such a lovely find and adore the print idea you did with this. I'm sure I have a chair, not as lovely as this, that could use something unexpected. Thanks for sharing!

Meredith Garrett said...

This is one of the most beautiful chairs I've seen...all because of your creativity. I would have never thought of doing that. W-O-W.

Blessings from OKC,
Meredith

Heart Vintage Design said...

What a great idea!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Rosemary it's absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful ideal you came up with. I've never seen anything like it before.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Renee said...

Love, love it! I did that with a piece of art once...let the pages show through, but never thought of putting it on furniture.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

What..... a great idea!! Who would of thought.... creative crafters like you.... It looks fabulous..Thanks for such a great idea and it looks so good... Cindy

ImSoVintage said...

Love it. Fabulous idea.

Irene said...

Awesome transformation.

last minute lynn said...

I love this idea. I often see pieces that are missing veneer and figure they are hopeless, but you have given me a fabulous idea. Many thanks for sharing!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

This chair is a WOW! What a brilliant idea! Love the result.

Visiting from WOW on SSS :)
Lina

Cynthia said...

I LOVE it! The detail shots show that you really spent some time on this to give that appearance of the paper being there already. Great work.

CURIOUS BOYS said...

F-U-N-K-Y !!! Rosemary , You Are the MOTHER OF INVENTION !!! Take Care, JOE & GLENN

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful and one of a kind.

Dee

Claire said...

This is ultra creative-what a cool idea-the chair looks divine! Claire

Kate said...

Rosemary

Its breathtaking!!!

xoxo
KAte

Kelly said...

You're right. That is quirky....but great! Only you would think to do that.

lvroftiques said...

SOOO FAAAAAAA Rosemary!! I LOVE it!!...Crazy like a fox I'm thinkin' *winks* Vanna

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are crazy, alright. "Crazy like a Fox!!!" That is just amazing, the clever and unique touches you always give your pieces.
Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Brilliant, so artsy and different, but most of all brilliant and turned out to be very esthetically pleasing to the eye! Very French and I love it! You are a true artist! Judy

Karen said...

LOVE it! You are so creative and you give me so many great ideas! I have a few pieces that I want to give up on, but now I see hope!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Laurel

savvycityfarmer said...

WOW
were we on the "same page" this week or what???


love it!

Bliss said...

Very clever, I'm pinning this idea.

~Bliss~

Holly said...

I know you have a million comments already but I have to tell you that I really love this chair. It is amazing with the words and solid distressed paint. I am pinning for an idea to try later.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, I love the chair and the unique finish. Thanks so much for joining the Open House party and take care.

Cassie said...

Now that's making lemonade out of lemons! Incredible!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This chair is fantastic!!!

Roisin said...

I guess if you're crazy, Rosemary, then I'm crazy too because I really like what you did with the chair. It almost makes it seem alive: as if it had a prior existence before it became THOS chair. I guess that sounds pretty weird, but I think it's a very coool way to fix up that chair; gives new meaning to "conversation piece". Love it.

Roisin said...

OOOOps, THIS chair--sorry.

A Paris Flea said...

Well Rosemary, if this is crazy I wish to be so. Next time I find a piece with a little missing veneer I'll know just what to do. Fantastic fix, thanks for sharing.

Happiness, Mickie

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

It looks AMAZING, Rosemary!
You have to make a little tutorial about it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cool. Featuring it this week at Wow.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Rosemary you ARE a genius!!!

Beth said...

Giiiiirl, I don't know where your creative genius comes from, but I LOVE to see it in action!! Almost makes me want to chip some veneer just so I can do this to it! And I just might! ;)

chateau de fleurs said...

Love the finished chair, you are so clever Girl! XO Christie

~ Liz ~ said...

You and your chair came along just in the knick of time! I've been trying to figure a way to incorporate a design into a flaw on a table top by drawing attention to it rather than away from it. I was going to paint a design, but painting is not my best thing. Something along these lines might work. Love your clever and well-styled ideas!
Liz

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've created a masterpiece!! I hope you don't mind if I pin this idea. I have a vanity with chipped veneer on the drawers and this is just the fix I need. You are brilliant!

Artsy VaVa said...

That chair turned out fantastic! What a great, unique idea!

Angie said...

You're a genius. Creative Genius!

Sherry said...

What a unique and creatve iway to finish this chair. One-of-a-kind gorgeous!!!!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

That's fantastically creative! Love it!

Dear Emmeline said...

such a great idea! time to pin!

vikki said...

YOu are a creative genious, love it.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Brilliant! I saw this featured and had to see for myself. Bravo!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Once again Miss Rosemary.... you have knocked my socks and shoes off.

You are phenomenal.
Your vision is unreal.
LOVE it.

xox
Alison

Audrey said...

Great look Rosemary. You are so creative. This might work on the old gesso pictures frames that always seem to have some missing pieces.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Melody said...

I love your chair, it is definitely art. I am curious though about something else you said when you were considering a traditional makeover, you said you knew how to make molds. Please share this info, because I don't know how, and would truly love to learn.

Thanks,Melody

karen@somewhatquirky said...

perfect solution. just beautiful.

Daena from Bad Rabbit Vintage said...

Oh boy am I ever loving this! I love your stuff anyway, and now I have to ask: can we trade brains for a week? Please?

Daena

Amanda said...

I love this idea so much, Rosemary! I have always steered clear of pieces with missing veneer....now I'll be seeking them out! Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration!
Blessings,
Amanda

Lisa Helm said...

This makes me want to remove veneer from something!!!!