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spanish style chair

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Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling taught by Ann Marie Auricchio

Transform yard-sale finds into items that showcase your style! This class teaches techniques to unearth and fix up those hidden gems.

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Category Home & Garden
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage
Beckymanise on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? primer, bondo, liquid sander, pain, copper gilding, crackling, glazing, briwax

Beckymanise on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? My patience in waiting for each step to dry and cure. I wanted to rush into the next process, but I remember Anne Marie's instructions and patiently allowed the chair to dry before moving onto the next step. I used all of her techniques,glazing, painting, sanding,gilding, crackling, and even bond! I think using the bondo impressed my husband a lot.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use your imagination and see the potential in a unique piece. Don't give up and if you make a mistake, paint over it and try again.

Beckymanise on craftsy.com

Very beautiful. I love the style and color of the wood.

01/18/2013 Flag

I love the antique look to this chair

01/18/2013 Flag

Thank you. It turned out so much better than I thought. I tried to emphasize it's unique carvings.

01/19/2013 Flag

Wow! Amazing job! What a unique piece and your improvements really make it shine!

01/23/2013 Flag

thank you. Not to sound "uppity" but I really like how it turned out also!

01/28/2013 Flag

I fell in love with this chair! It, now, shows how unique it is. Your talents/patience are reflected.

06/16/2013 Flag

Wow! Did you guild the whole piece? It looks amazing!!! Round of applause!! xxxxxxx

02/17/2014 Flag

Thanks you are so sweet

04/14/2014 Flag