Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Decoupaged Monet Chair

I found a chair on the curb that needed some love, so I turned it around with some paint and a little decoupage love...


It's like I always say about curb finds... it's only embarrassing to take something off the curb for as long as it takes you to get it in your car and drive away. Then you get to keep it forever! :-)


All I did was paint it, and nail the seat down. then I started cutting up my Monet calendar and arranging the pieces into a collage. The seat is comprised of 4 different Monet masterpieces. When I got the pieces arranged just as I wanted them, I decoupaged them on. Mod Podge is a great way to do this, but it's not the only way and I've never actually owned "real" Mod Podge.

I'm really glad I put the piece at the top off-center. I think it gives it a nice unexpected twist.


I'm really pleased with the outcome and plan to do a piece of furniture with Van Gogh masterpieces next. Can anyone tell I'm into impressionism??? ;-)



Check out another one of my chair makeovers here! :-)
Also, I linked up at Xazmin's Mod Podge Mania! :-)

17 comments:

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Loooooooove it!

Michelle said...

That is awsome!! I love great curb finds and agree with your saying about them...the second I am driving away with my amazing find I feel like I hit the jackpot!!!

MaryAnne said...

What a great idea, the end result looks fantastic!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Impressionists are my absolute favorite artists. Pretty! You did a great job!

Stopping by from Kimba's party...

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!
m ^..^

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Do you sell any of your stuff? You should. Very creative.

Sarah said...

I love the Monet chair - so beautiful!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I think you should open a shop, really cute with all sorts of chairs you've reinvented...you could call it "Have a Seat"!

3XMom said...

wow! great idea - such a good use of an old calendar!!

Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth said...

So great! the MM is at it again! I love what you said about the moment of being embarrassed is from the curb to the car and then it;s yours forever!!! yay!!!

michellejohnnie said...

That is amazing! I love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is rad! I love it - you did a great job.

jskell911 said...

Huge Monet and Van Gogh fan here, so I love that chair

Becky said...

I saw something similar on the DIY today, and I was just as inspired as I am now. You did an amazing job. I think I want to do something like this on my kitchen chairs. All 6 of them. Hmmm. I need to do some research. Very nice and very clever!!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I received the One Lovely Blog Award and thought someone who can make a fire fighters hat out of jello deserves this award. You can find the details on my other blog:
http://thegoodthebadandthehongry.blogspot.com/

the details will be on the post titled: And the award goes to...
But I am still writing the post.

Bona Fide Mama said...

i love me some decoupage girl. i have glitter mod podge!

Xazmin said...

It's beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up!