Thursday, July 23, 2015

Posting Dilemma

Hard to believe that I started this blog almost two years ago and up until January of this year, I posted regularly.  Though I haven't written a post since Jan, I have continued to update the pages (For Sale and Gallery) regularly.  I find that keeping them updated provides me with a visual catalog of my completed projects.

My dilemma - for anyone unfamiliar with blogger software, it does provide an overview of daily pageviews (count only, no identifying information).  Problem is, I seriously doubt its accuracy.  In two years, I've received less than 20 comments and probably half of those were my own (so, 10 comments).

It doesn't make much sense to resume regular posting if it's of no interest.  If it is of interest, I need some feedback in order to know that.  PLEASE... if you stop by occasionally to see what's going on, just leave me a comment so I'll know that someone really did stop by.  I know that everyone's time is valuable, so if you'd rather see less detail (just the facts, maam), I can easily edit the structure and just include paint information and very brief background (or not) along with "before" and "after" photos - just leave a comment.

Either way, I will continue to keep the "For Sale" and "Gallery" pages of this blog updated - as much for my own information as anyone else's.  Thanks!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Grainsack + Some Ticking

Many, many months ago (over a year) an old, orphaned armchair joined my inventory...   and there it sat while I waited for inspiration to strike.  
I've used dropcloth for upholstery before with great results so using a stenciled dropcloth was definitely an option.  I really like the grain sack look but I didn't have one and whenever I looked online, they were expensive!  So recently when I went to a local antique show, I was excited when I found a vendor there who had two sacks in good shape.

More than a year later, I finally knew what I wanted to do with this chair!
The frame of the chair is painted with HM chalk paint using a mistint from Behr.  The seat and back of the chair are upholstered with black/white ticking.
Love the final look.