Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Father's Chair, the altered Prima project you have been waiting for! YAY! :):):):):)

Hi everyone!

I have been TEASING you for over a month...and it is FINALLY here!! The day I can share the BIG Prima altered project I have been making!!! It is LIVE on The Studio today...and I will be sharing it on the Blue Moon Blog on Friday with all the product links that I used! :):):):):):):):) And someone on Facebook asked me what adhesive I used on my Prima paper flowers, I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive on this project :):):):):):):):)

This is a chair that belonged to my Father when he was about 3 or 4 years old! :)

I am going to give a spoiler here and show you WHAT I did with his chair! AKA ... the final result first! :)


I just love how this turned out! Now let me show you what I started out with and how I turned this....

Into my "new" chair I have shared above :)
 My Dad's chair started off yellow, and along the way someone tried to paint it blue, but never finished it :)


***Edited to add.... people have left me comments on how long this took me... I painted the chair one Sunday afternoon :)  I decorated it the next Saturday...and the rolled flowers I did those two nights after work while watching TV*** :)

Now let's see what I did with the chair....
 First, I started by spray painting the chair green :)

Then I got a Prima Mask that I used with white spray paint to create my flowers on the chair :)



Yep! That is me getting down and dirty with the spray paint! :)

Now let's see who it turned out with the"masked" flowers on it :)


I used all Prima goodies on my "new" chair (oh, and some Tattered Angels mists and Tim Holtz distressing ink!)
Prima papers to make my paper flowers-

Then I misted them...

Now, its time to decorate! :)

Prima trim around the edges...

Distress ink around the edges of my Prima paper to make my "bouquet" holder!

Making the paper wrap for my "bouquet"

Some Prima buttons to cover the spot that I stapled the paper together!

Now, to put my bouquet together! I put tissue paper in the base of my Prima paper wrap to fill in some of the gaps and have a place to glue my Prima paper flowers too! 


Some Prima journal cards to help my title stand out... 

These Prima mistable titles are amazing! I love them!

Some of the flowers I made with an added Prima flower!

Almost done! :)


Here she is! :)  My final project! :)

A beautiful Prima butterfly!

A fun Prima birdcage! 






I truly enjoyed sharing this with you! I hope you enjoyed it also! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

54 comments:

  1. Oh Julie that is so sweet! The memories must be so great, and the fact that you worked so hard to make it so lovely!! I simply adore it!!

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  2. Oh wow love, that is one love of art! How long did that take you? Such hard work!!! But it's INCREDIBLE! My jaw just dropped on the floor when I saw this!

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  3. I love doing stuff like this~your dad's chair looks amazing!!awesome work!!

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  4. Your dad's chair looks AMAZING! You have been busy lately! First Wizard of Oz project and now this! Wow! Amazing!

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  5. Wow... this is just stunning!! Alot of love went into this! Such a treasure! I loved seeing this and all your steps to get there!! Thanks for sharing!!! :-)

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  6. Very gorgeous and amazing!!
    Love it!!!
    Love all the details and all the flowers!!
    What a special chair to alter!!
    How long did this take to complete this?
    You rocked this!!

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  7. OMG..... that is cooler than cool!!! I only got to see the finished product the other night. All the pics of you putting the work in is PRICELESS!!!! This is UNREAL!!! Teach me Yoda!

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  8. ~THUD!!~ This is awesome...!!! Its beautiful... you are amzing!! Full of ideas... How precious this chair is!!! when your dad was 3 or 4 yrs old... this is epic girlie!!!...You rocked!!! I love the prima good-ness!!! love this to bits especially those pp made blooms...TFS ... very inspiring indeed!!! hugs...xoxo

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  9. WOW -This must have been so much fun to make!! loving it! My fav bit (besides the painting/misting/awesome flower use...) is the little bird cage, just perfect. xx

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  10. This is the most freaking amazing thing you have ever made! I LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Gah! Words can not express my love for it!!

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  11. Wow Julie, you've outdone yourself!!!!!!
    This is ......amazing, just amazing!!!
    The colours, the flowers, the idea....and the time you spent on this project....just GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    XXXJenneke

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  12. Wow Julie...this is such a huge project and it came out beautifully....well done.

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  13. Wow,this is an amazing work of art,a chair full of Prima goodness. I love everything but especially the bouquet of flowers.xxxx

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  14. Omg! Jaw-dropping goodness my friend! I'm not disappointed! Love that the chair holds great memories for your dad too! Awesome work Julie...you are rocking altered art!!!! :)

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  15. I am agog…I am aghast…this is a primo (and prima lol) chair! I admire your creativity; my brain would never conjure up such an astounding project. The flower stencil idea is inspired, as well as all the prima goodness…right down to the delightful bird cage. WOWZA!

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  16. Wow! This is awesome! Love the masking and that bouquet is gorgeous!!!

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  17. Julie, this is so amazing. You are quite the artist (pronounced arTEEST for this moment.) Love, Love, Love!!

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  18. That must have taken so long to make. ASll those stages. Wow.
    A lovely transformation Julie. Where are you keeping it? x

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  19. Oh my, that is gorgeous Julie! I have a rocking chair from when I was a kid that would be perfect for this sort of thing. :D This is amazing, I love it!

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  20. {{clapping}}
    Girl, you have outdone yourself...marvelous work!

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  21. WOW, Julie, this is TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!
    You have really put so much time and effort in to this beautiful project. And the chair turned out absolutely marvelous.
    XO

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  22. I am in LOVE! :)

    I just saw this on the other site, and it was love at first sight! I am amazed at what you did with the chair...beautiful colors and over-the-top flowers & extras. This is truly a masterpiece....what makes it even more special is that it was your father's. Beautiful work Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Good Morning Julie Sweetie...
    I am so tickled to see this chair finished. It is so precious, and I have to tell you the pictures, are beautiful but in person this chair is just GORGEOUS. I loved it when we first walked in and saw it in the living room. Such a beautiful creation and a true artist you are sweet friend.

    Love those flowers, and I too, will be giving them a try. If I can't get it, then I will be popping over for another lesson, and some of that glue as well.

    Hope you have a gorgeous week sweet friend. Thank you again for the wonderful company and lunch. It was fabulous. Many hugs and much love sweetie, Sherry

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  24. oh my gosh gosh gosh!! you've just BLOWN me away. I felt like I went on a journey with you from the beginning to the end!!
    what a treasure!!!

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  25. THIS is AMAZING!! I LOOOVE all of the detail!

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  26. Stand up and take a bow!!!! Love, love, love this...(and you know I love altered projects). You have outdone yourself. You need to teach me how to make those flowers. Gorgeous bouquet too. :)

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  27. This is Gorgeous with a capital G!!!!!

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  28. OMG, how cool, Julie!! I never thought about making a scrappy chair, what a great idea!

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  29. You are amazing Julie!!
    How did you came up with that idea??? It looks awesome!!

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  30. Now that is one sweet seat!

    You reminded me, I wanted to double check that Shabby Apple had followed through with you in getting you a dress????

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  31. What a piece of art a real masterpiece, gorgeous work, love the masking effect and the cute little bird cage. Your aquarium pics are lovely cant wait to see what you do with them tks for visiting my blog regular, I love looking on yours x

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  32. Very cute & so sweet that it's your dad's old chair!

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  33. goooorgeous!!!! holy cow mama! and i love how you refurbished something of you fathers. very sweet.

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  34. oh my!! this is stunning!!!!!! soo gorgeous Julie!!!

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  35. This is sooo awesome! Great way to bring new life to a cherished piece of your family's past! :)

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  36. How cool that you could repurpose your Dads old chair!!! Looks like so much work, but it turned out FABULOUS!!! Love all the beautiful flowers!!! (=

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  37. Oh Julie, this is beautiful! You did an amazing job!! LOVE it! :-)

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  38. O wow, the chair looks awesome!!! I love it!!! What a work you put in it, but the result is super, and I love the flowers!

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  39. that is a lot of work Julie!! you're a rockstar!

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  40. Gosh Julie this is gorgeous!!! Love all of those beautiful flowers!

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  41. HOLY SMOKES!! This is stunning!!! And wow, that cloud storm is amazing!!

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  42. WOW!!!!!! Julie you TOTALLY ROCKED THIS!!!!! It's simply beautiful :):):)

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  43. Finally blogger alowes me to leave a message..
    This is art with an A absolutely amazing work. wow!

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  44. Awsome and big project. Amazing work you have done here.. Hugs

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  45. HEy...I've seen this somewhere before?!! Wink!! Love all the "how to shots"!!!

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  46. Wow...how beautiful!! Such a creative altered project too. I would have never though to decorate a chair! I bet your dad will hardly recognize it under all of those lovely flowers :)

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  47. Wowzaaaa!!! AMAZING!!! Trying to close my mouth... heheee, but it sure makes one drawl!! It's absolutly gorgeous.

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  48. Forgot to say it was soooo worth waiting for this!!!! :):):)

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  49. Oh woooooowwww, this is absolutely fantastic! I love the flowers and the masking and just...everything :)

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  50. Oh, WOW! How sweet! This is amazing, Julie! How wonderful that you have your father's old chair. Love, love, love!
    I had a chair very much like that as a child....still have it, as a matter of fact. Now you're making me think.........

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  51. So adorable Julie! Love how you misted the chair - that is just so dang cool! And the birdcage for me is just the perfect finishing touch! Great job!! NOw what I want to know is where is this chair going to live? Sure it will be a talking point!! And thank you for your comment re the diabetes - do you have it? You said you knew about it...if you have any advice to share I'd love to know. It is really getting me down :(

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  52. oh wauw! this is stunning!!! really beautiful! big project but you made it amazing!!!

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