Friday, November 18, 2011

French Chair and a Little Gesso

Check out this chair...those carvings, the curvy legs. This was a must have and the woman selling wasn't movin' on the price.....this does not make happy. Negotiating is one of my favorite parts of shopping at the flea market and some simply suck the joy out of it.


Many of my bloggy friends have asked me what color blue gray I use. It's my go to color. I just love it. Love how it takes on a different color depending on the lighting.....dark room appears bluer, light room then grayer. I just mix up some oops paint. A little gray, some blue and white if ya want to lighten it up a bit. I added gesso to this white ala Villabarnes style. It gives the paint a kinda flat look. Oh and I was curious what gesso was made from and guess what??? Chalk...but ya didn't hear it from me, ha! So put away your plaster of paris and sodium carbonate my cheap friends Ladies and give this a try.

OK, back to the chair....gettin' a little chat happy over here...

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful (insert Stevie Wonder voice) 'cause ya don't want to hear me singing it, trust me on this.

And now for a little photo overkill...






Happy weekend!

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10 comments:

Katie said...

Beautiful color and distressing!

Ashley said...

Sue!!! Found you at the Redoux! I'm your newest follower! Stop by sometime!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Isn't she lovely....one of my favorite colors to paint furniture. I love it :)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Love the distressing, Sue!!! :)

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Turned out super fab ;) I see why you like it!!

Traci said...

So pretty! It would go with my foot stool:)

Drama Mama Lori said...

So pretty! I just finished a pair of similar chairs (although in a different way)! Hope you'll check them out! New follower!

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love love love blue, and who would gesso'd a new chalk paint was out there. I'm a new follower...stop by and see me and follow if you like. Keep up all the blue! Lori @ bleak2unique.com

Heaven's Walk said...

HA! Thanks soooo much for the gesso info, Sue! I always wondered what the secret was with gesso. lol! Your chair turned out sooo beautiful! Look at those curves! :)

xoxo laurie

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Hi Sue, I just found your blog through Mod Vintage Life and am now your newest follower. I scrolled through your posts and love all your projects, you are quite a talented lady. Villabarnes is an awesome blog! Rosemary and I are mutual followers, she is such a sweetheart.
I'm so excited to have found you! I just emailed your site to a friend who will be equally as happy to follow you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week,
Irma