Moving in t-minus 3 days. Ahhh crazyness. I have so much packing/cleaning to do. And there have been some complications with the couch situation. Frustration!
In the mean time...
I picked this number up off Craigslist for $12. I loved that it was mostly stripped. You could tell this poor girl had been quite a few different colors in her day. Yellow, blue, white, green.
I only had to do minimal sanding to get her ready to paint. I skipped the primer because I knew I'd be doing some heavy distressing. I used a Martha Stewart pre-mixed sample in Ballet Slipper. A few bucks and I had more than enough.
It had this weird little seat. It was too small and uncomfortable to sit on. My dad cut a piece of plywood for me to use as a new, more proportionate seat.
The color is a super soft pink. I'm going through my pink phase late in life and needed to paint something pink. Sometimes I wish I would have liked girlier things when I was little, instead of Power Rangers and four wheelers. But then I would have missed out on pretending to be Blue Ranger (he was the smartest) while riding my fourweeler...
I used drop cloth to cover the seat. I had picked out some other printed fabrics but kept going back to the plain drop cloth. I wanted the heavy distressing to take center stage.
I used a super fine sand paper to distress. I've found that doing it this way takes longer but gives a more natural worn look.
TIP: Let your paint cure for a couple days. It will distress more naturally without peeling as much.
Another TIP: Distress an area, paint over it and distress it again. This makes it look legit haha.
Sorry for so many pictures! I just love all the detail of this piece. And all the pink-ness.
Anyone else having an affair with pink lately?