Many, many years ago I found this very unique chair at Mac’s Place, an antique store in Boulder Creek. It was sturdy, but a chipped blue color with faded yellow sunflowers. The pattern and details of the cut wood flowers and leafs caught my attention, and I knew I could repaint it and bring new life to this one of a kind piece.
As the chair sat in the garage year after year, eventually, I’d have time for “fun, painting projects.”
In 2018, I sanded the chair, but the blue paint was stubborn. I primed it, but not too thick over the sunflowers so I could still make out the original artists intentions.
I started to color the sunflowers, experimenting with outlines trying to maintain the original flower design.
I painted the chair orange, the same color as one we chose for the house trim which is warm and vibrant. But, the colors of the flowers changed as I mixed different paints. I also had 4-5 different colors of green so I would paint and repaint until it fit.
Many random days were spent in the garage painting a coat and then returning months later to try again with something else. It was a long process.
In the summer of 2019, I finally decided to use the chair. It needs some touch ups, and I could not consider it done. But for now, I want it stationed at the coffee bar so I can look at it every day! I just wish there were more. I enjoy visiting Mac’s Place to find other random treasures, you never know what you might find!