Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade Christmas #3 The Princess Chair ASCP and What?!?!




You may remember the vanity I did for my sister.  Well, since mom gave it to her, it wasn't a Christmas gift...BUT what's a Princess Vanity without a Princess Chair?  I'd been looking for a chair to do-over since I finished the vanity, but nothing struck my fancy.  So, one day, while on my "lunch" break from the 9-5, I spotted this beauty!



Honestly, I could have left it alone, but that's not how I roll.  So, I happily paid the man at K & C's Stuff and Things his 7 bucks, and was on my way!

BOW-CHICA-WOW-WOW~!

I've discovered a new technique!  I've found odd similarities between ASCP and Acryllic Craft Paint.  It distresses a little differently, but the coverage is almost the same.  SO...here's what I did;  First, painted the chair in Old White.


 Wasn't doing it for me.  Was it the seat?  Let's see...hmmmmmm, I like this fabric from Hobby Lobby....WHAT?!?!  $25 a yard?!?  K...moving on...hmmmm...how about this?  Yep!  A pillow cover...let's see what we can do. With a coupon...$1.25....AWESOMENESS!



See...the black was ok, but not good enough for my Princess Allie Cat...



So, I ripped removed the ends of the zipper and stapled the thing like a crazy person to the underside...left the zipper because I'm too tired if it needs to be turned into a pillow case again...easy to do...



Took forever because I had a little Monster Helper...



She DOES HAVE HAIR....I promise....it just LOOKS like a bald spot...lol!


Then...onto my new discovery technique... Since ASCP is so expensive...rather than using two layers on things unless I have to, I use colored Acrylic Craft paint instead.  LOVE the stuff...tons of colors and super cheap!  Here's what she looks like with a layer of craft paint over one layer of ASCP...distressed a little....and finished with two coats of Opulence Pearl!







Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linking her up here:

DomesticallySpeakingRedouxfreckled laundry





And, the Savycityfarmer!











6 comments:

  1. that is adorable! i love how you painted the flower carving!

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  2. I love the subtle shots of pink and the black underneath. So cute and so much better than plain ol' black! Beautiful job!

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  3. cassieperry@c3interiors.comDecember 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    You make my heart so very proud...Muah!! Xoco

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  4. Very cute and creative for the seat cushion.

    Your kiddo is pretty cute too :D

    Via: Freckled Laundry linky party,
    Suzanne in chilly NW Illinois

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!!! love the antiqued look with the new seat cover that you use!

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