Friday, July 27, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Do you have a piece of furniture that has a special meaning to you?

My dad had a stroke in 1995.  My sister and I took turns caring for him.  Yesterday was the 7 year anniversary of his passing.

My kitchen chairs are on wheels.  Too dangerous for my dad to try and sit down.  We found a set of chairs and I took one and my sis kept one for her house.  They had this ugly brown velvet on the seat cushion.

After my dad passed I put the chair away.  Recently I painted my kitchen a sunny yellow.  I needed a chair for the desk area and remembered the ugly chair my dad used for so many years.

This is what it looked like before I gave it a makeover.  I had forgotten to take a before picture and my sis was kind enough to snap a picture of her chair.  

I started out priming the chair.  I used a primer with stain blocker, applying 2 coats for good coverage.  I wanted something nice and bright.  Since my kitchen was yellow I thought it would be a good choice for the chair.  I found this cute fabric with the colors in my kitchen.   

I love how my chair turned out.  I think of my dad every time I look at it and I think he would have loved it too.

until next time.....

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  1. Came over from Sweet Sharing Monday to see your chair. Great makeover for a chair with such memories behind it!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  2. What a great story. It's so nice to have things that remind us of our loved ones. I love the bright yellow and I'm sure your dad would approve of the upgrade!

  3. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

  4. Love the yellow. Ace hardware recently had a paint give away-- a quart. I have been the last two times once I got a turquoise and the last time I got a yellow. I've not used it yet. I wanted red, but they can't do red in the sample/freebies...the base color isn't right for mixing or something. But anyway... I like your yellow chair. I know you smile when you look at it; and it makes you think of your dad.
    A sunny, cheerful smile...and yellow! they go together.

    ...yes, I ramble, Pat