Monday, November 24, 2014

Making Furniture Appliques On My Chairs

My husband purchased this dining room set years ago. I needed to fix the back of the chairs and upholster the cushions. I had the dinner table and chair in my sun room all these years. I thought it was time to put my hands to work. 
Chair before. This chair was to plain for my taste. I wanted a carved wood look for a romantic chic decor. 
After repairing the back of the chairs, I used All-Purpose Compound to make the appliques. Using  my cake decorator kit, I made the roses and leaf on the frame of the chair. Everybody asks me if this furniture applique is durable; I say yes, but it's really important to seal the compound with a primer, then paint the furniture.. I've decorated many of my furniture with this technique. Buying furniture applique is out of my budget. I came up with this idea and it's working for me. 
 I think that the applique gives a romantic chic to these chairs.

 After the applique are dry, I use a primer, and then I mix acrylic paint  to match the color of the wood on the chair. Then I use a white-wash technique to match the chairs to the dinner table. To protect the white-wash technique it's important to seal the finish with  a clear satin Polyurethane.

 White-wash






~Have a wonderful day and God bless you always~

4 comments:

Bente said...

Oh my, you are creative. The chairs are beautiful.

Amanda Schaefer said...

So awesome! I have to try this out sometime - thank you so much for sharing this tip that saves a lot of money as well! Great post as always. Happy Holidays! Love, Amanda

Ornate Splendor said...

WOW!! And WOW again! This is just the best idea ever! You are truly creative -- wonderful job! Cheers, Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

Unknown said...

Wow!That is genius!

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