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Monday, November 1, 2010

Week 41: using furniture as a journal

I'm a day late here but yesterday was Halloween and a busy one.

Last week, I put my sewing projects aside and decided to start painting a chair. I had originally purchased the chair for $20 at a local thrift store. I immediately loved the lines of it and the padded seat which I could remove and reconstruct as well.

Now, I've painted a lot of furniture in my time but this chair is a real departure and a first for me. It came to me that I should paint this chair as if it were a journal, only painting one section one day at a time. I am loving the process. I like to see what flows out of my head and how it all relates. Can it come together as a cohesive chair or will it look disjointed in the end? I've been documenting my progress over at my every day blog but I'll recap here.

Journal entry #1

Journal entry #2

Journal entry #3

Journal entry #4

This is an ongoing project and it will most likely take a few weeks to finish but already I can tell it's my favorite piece yet. I'm going to use it as my meditation chair when it's completed.

What did you do this week?


  1. Wow it looks so cool, what a great idea.

  2. I like this idea so very much:-)*
    Looks realy happy,much gorgeous colors!

    Hugs and Love from Amsterdam,

  3. I LOVE this chair. What a spectacular, unique, personal creation. Love it.

  4. Hi! The chair looks really good. I'm a new follower.

    Please stop by and check out The Bucket Project and comment on any post one thing you want to do before you "kick the bucket". We'd really appreciate your help!

    Jessi at http://bucketproject.blogspot.com

  5. Wow, that is an amazing concept! Fantastic!

  6. Jane, this is awesome! really, I didn't know you were into art. Glad I found out, if you see this early enough, let me know crafty wise if there is something you need (for under $20) I can add to your 3/3 gift.