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Chair for a Princess & POPP #16

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I bought this chair at a garage sale over a year ago for $3!
I LOVE the cane seat!
My oldest daughter has been using it with her craigslist desk.  I’ve been meaning to paint it since I bought it and finally this last weekend we got to it.
We covered all the seat with paper.  Then 1 coat of cheap ($1) flat white spray paint…. 2 coats of Krylon glossy white and she was transformed.
I monogrammed the top of the chair and added some squiggles and hearts.
I think we’ll need to sew a cute little pillow for the back.
What do you think?  Should I distress her?  My oldest daughters room really doesn’t have any distressing yet…

So what have you been painting?

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  2. What a pretty piece! I love rushed, caned, and woven seats as well. This chair has such an interesting shape. The white paint sets off the seat perfectly. Well done.

  3. The chair is darling! I love that you put her initial on it too. No need to distress it, I think it is gorgeous as is. Very cute!

  4. This is a really cute chair. I would just leave it like it is. As the child uses it…that will be the "distressed" look that you might want. 🙂

  5. I'm not a huge fan of distressing. I think it looks great the way it is!

    Also, just found you via Clean Mama, and I'm so excited because I just posted about a painting project today! Yay!

  6. Love that chair…that desk reminds me of the desk I had when I was growing up…I wouldn't do another thing to the chair…awesome as is…just today I painted a pair of candles that I got last week at a yard sale…the woman having the yard sale just gave them to me because they were pretty tarnished…I discovered when I got home that the candlesticks came from White Candle Farm and were $22.00 each…wow what a deal for me…I painted them with my Krylon "nickel" look paint and they look marvelous dhaling!! come visit me at Thanks! Robyn and Daisy Mae

  7. Hi Maryann! Thanks so much for hosting! That chair turned out cute! Don'tcha just love Krylon? 🙂

  8. I have some chairs with the wicker bottoms, I did not cover them well when I painted the wood black, now I think I have to paint the wicker. Maybe brown? Yours looks great.

  9. Great chair! I love distressed white. Too bad I only paint everything black. I'm about to try and change that soon, though. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting! I adore your little chair…I bet you wish you hadn't waited so long to paint it! 🙂 It turned out really sweet.
    While I'm here, I wanted to let you know I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, thought you might like to join in on the fun. 🙂
    Blessings to you

  11. MY goodness, I don't know how I havent' found your delightful blog before now! WE are ALWAYS painting something! Thanks for hosting this…can't wait to see everyone's goodies!

  12. Mary Ann, I love the style of that chair. I don't think that I would distress it simply because it goes so beautiful as it currently is. Thank you for hosting the party again this week. I love all the links!

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