Many of my teenage summer jobs involved painting. (Of walls and houses, that is. Not of high art.) Maybe that’s why my summer cravings include not just ice cream cones, lake swims, and hammock reading, but also splashing paint about. If you have the patience, painting is such a gratifying, economical way to transform something worn and tired.
I purchased this doll chair at a yard sale years ago, and it’s been moldering in my basement ever since. Now it has the perfect recipient–my niece Lila who has recently become besotted with a doll she named Rosie. (Feminists out there: no worries, Lila is formidable and will some day rule the world.)
I had some leftover pink paint (Ben Moore Elephant Pink) from my stair project and ombre porch swing project. After a coat of this pale pink, I cut out some Victorian roses (I’m sorry! I had to!) for decoupage. I wish I had taken a before shot–the chair was formerly dirt brown!
4 thoughts on “Renew: Doll Chair”
very nice to also see what you are up to!
I like the victorian roses – but where did the background come from?!
Hi, hh. The background is an old floral sheet from the cottage.
Old floral sheets are all the rage in quilting–you could make an adorable doll’s quilt for Rosie! (Unless G-Kate would object to you hacking up her vintage sheets.)
I’m pretty sure the sheet was in the discard pile–I really want to make something with it!