Wednesday, February 04, 2015

the finished chair. and a matching chalkboard--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #296

Good grief it's been a whole week already!  Finished the chair, the girl child likes it loads--AND the matching "chalkboard" to go with it, which will hang on the wall next to the desk:
The "chalkboard" has the same crackle finish as the desk, and the same colors--the lighting here is a little funky, as there aren't any windows up on the landing where this set now resides, so it looks a little off to me in these pics.  The chalkboard is really a picture frame, and the glass has been finished with Americana Gloss Enamels Chalkboard paint--pretty amazing stuff!  It's like a really real chalkboard now!
 The chair has the same yellow and green which were used on the desk, in the stencils--this photo was taken while the desk was still downstairs, the colors show more accurately here, you may remember this photo:
The paints are all Americana Chalky Finish paints, along with the Crackle Finish and Satin Varnish AND stencils from the same line--so easy to use, I'm totally hooked.  Seriously, I keep looking around for more things to paint, it's getting ridiculous . . . the daughter-in-law wants me to do up a desk for her now, too!

So What's On YOUR Workdesk this Wednesday?  Leave your linky at the marvelous Miss Julia's, and you're sure to have a few blog neighbors stop by to say hi and see!  Happy Woyww, everyone!


House of Bears said...

That's such a pretty chair, no wonder she's delighted with it. I love the chalkboard effect. Thanks for visiting me already :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, didn't you do a great job?! That chair is fabulous as is the chalkboard too. I'm not surprised your DD loved it!! You ought to go into business :-)
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Neet said...

What a fabulous job you have made of that chair. I love the stencilling. I agree with LLJ you should go into business - you could charge a fortune for that work.
Hugs, Neet (and thinks for visiting me when I was out) xx

Lynn Holland said...

I'm loving what you've done with the chalkboard and chair. Very impressive
Lynn 25 x

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh that furniture looks wonderful! I love chalk paint. In the UK they have Annie Sloan's chalk paint (see my WOYWW last week when I did a workshop).
I love the stenciling on the chair. Brilliant.
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Have a great week,

Nan G said...

Cool set, Trisha! This girl child loves them too! Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #63

Shoshi said...

Love the chair and the chalkboard with its topical message! You've done a really lovely job.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Cancer Diary page - it made me smile!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #89

sandysewin said...

Nice job on the chalkboard and the chair! I'm always impressed with people who can write neatly on a chalkboard.

Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier and for the kind words.

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #10

Anne said...

Super result. Lovely to see it all finished. Anne #40

Sandy Leigh said...

That is amazing you can just suddenly turn glass into chalkboard. The chair is soooo adorable!! Thanks for the sweet visit. Sandy Leigh #61

RosA said...

Your chalkboard and chair look great! Very creative. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice words.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The finished products are completely lovely. I love the vintage looking paint jobs on everything. I can see why you are looking around for more to paint. Plus I'm jealous of your chair. I have no hard chair in my house. I really want to get at least one (I have a bum hip that requires an exercise that I have to sit on the closed toilet to do because we have no hard chair). Is that not insane? It doesn't even have to be painted fancy like yours.

fairy thoughts said...

The chair looks great, such lovely subtle colours lol at your looking for more things to paint .... I can be addictive can't it .... Good luck
Janet @18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love this shabby chic style - they're beautiful! Thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #34

Nikki C said...

Lovely chalkboard and what a fantastic chair I'm so loving all this chalkboard paint and the way you did your's is fabby :) hugs Nikki 14

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday and for you lovely comments.
What a beautiful job you've done with those projects. I love the paint you've used and the effects it's given.
Annie x # 15

Queenie Jeannie said...

Those turned out SO PRETTY!!! Great job! Have a wonderful week & God bless!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #9

Judys Fabrications said...

Sweet chair.Must look into that paint.Very nice effect.Clever You!!
Judy #24

Michele said...

well this is all quite impressive! you just make so many beautiful things! xo

sandra de said...

Fab job on the chair and how satisfying to know that you repurposed and revamped using those great paints. Beautiful job.
sandra de @13

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh just love these Trisha, well done on the renovations indeed.
Great chalkboard, mm can see it's catching, thanks for popping over too, :)
Shaz in Oz.x #2

glitterandglue said...

Well done, Trisha. All finished and gratefully received - makes the hard work all worthwhile, doesn't it? It looks great.
Thanks for visiting - no, crochet isn't a poor option - it was just that I have so many other things to do, too, but needed to be downstairs on hand for the workmen...
Still, done and being enjoyed.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7