Today I am going to talk about – actually fangirl over – KariAnne of Thistlewood farms. She is one of my all time favorite bloggers and she does it all. She is a decorator, a DiYer and a photographer. But most of all KariAnne knows how to tell a story. Boy, can she tell a story! She can take the most mundane chore, like painting a door, and turn it into a monumental lesson in life. And with lots of chuckles to boot!
Now you are all probably wondering why I’m going on and on about KeriAnne. Obviously she inspires me! And I know I could never hope to reach her level of perfection. But I thought I would give it a humble try after seeing these chairs of hers.
After all chairs can be inspiring, right? This is the tale of the happy chairs.
But I wanted to have blue chairs. Like KariAnne’s! In more than one shade!
What I Used:
The How To:
And so it began. I started out with DecoArt’s Americana Decor chalky finish paint in Escape. But I added a bit of Everlasting, which is a white color. You may remember this photo from my behind the scenes sneak peek. Nothing like a messy work space to inspire you!
But I was not to be deterred! I wanted blue chairs! Happy Chairs!
Now for the next two chairs I wanted a lighter look so I added more white paint to the mixture I already had. And this is how they came out.
Don’t you just love them?
They are so happy, they are practically dancing!
The room is small, with a window on one side and it needs light colored furniture so that it can feel happy and bright.
That’s why I chose to paint the wood chairs. I wanted to create the look of a Greek tavern here. And keep things fun and happy!
And that was the tale of the happy chairs. Did I succeed in creating happiness in those chairs? Did I make you all happy?
I hope you will visit KariAnne’s Thistlewood Farms. You will find so much inspiration… enough for a whole houseful of ideas and more.
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