I Didn't Paint This One

6.20.2013

A few days ago I gave you a couple of peeks at my new vintage find. When I spied this in the antique mall last weekend I knew it had to come home with me. It matches the colors in my sun room perfectly plus it was cute.


 Those of us who paint furniture try to recreate a look like this buy using products, but it is hard to achieve this look that has happened naturally over the years.

 This has an alligator look to it. A lot of the finish is gone and that's okay. 


 I love the little white tipped legs.

I don't think they make these like they used to. This little chair is heavier than some of my larger ones. This is solid heavy wood.


 It makes a great prop for a bucket of cut hydrangeas.


So did you guess it was a child's chair? I am usually drawn to old chairs and the child size ones are so cute especially when they come with the perfect finish. 
Cost of this little cutie was $27.

Best part I didn't paint this one, but do have to seal it.

There will be another beautiful favorite room shared tomorrow in my Friday series so be sure and come back for that.

Back to painting today for me. Have a good one.

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48 comments:

  1. I love it! And it brings back some happy memories of Sunday School. Those are sturdiest little chairs! We have one of them, not in it's timeworn finish though. Perfect for your sunroom, Kim.

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  2. What will you seal it with? I have a table I need to seal also.

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  3. What will you seal it with? I have a table I need to seal also.

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  4. Perhaps someone in maybe the 80s was trying the new-at-that-time crackle finishes?

    How cute this would be in a corner with an ironstone pot of red geraniums sitting on its seat.

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  5. Oh Kim, this chair is ADORABLE!!!!! Definitely one I would have picked up too. Perfect in your sunroom! You fooled me, I thought it would be a little table.
    Mary Alice

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  6. It is darling!!
    What do you use to seal it?
    Your flowers are amazing!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely! It's so cute...
    Old children's chairs are fantastic, lucky you to found this one!
    Besos!

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  8. What a great piece. I was thinking small table. Love the little chair.

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  9. Adorable chair at a great price!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. :-) What an adorable little chair. Perfect worn finish.
    Happy painting....
    Hugs, Gee

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  11. I would love to be able to recreate that look...its beautiful!

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  12. What an adorable chair! You can't beat the paint on it either.

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  13. I love child sized things ... they are playful! The real finish on this chair is divine!! xo

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  14. It looks great on your rug, too, Kim! I was going to ask if you needed to seal it {but you answered that question}. : ) I love seeing the little children's chairs when I'm out at the antique malls. Some of them are just too cute.

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  15. Precious little chippy chair. You could never achieve that finish by hand.

    Judy

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  16. What a beauty Kim, and such a great price!

    Kat

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  17. Love everything about it and can think of five different ways to use it for displays!

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  18. It's gorgeous, Kim! Yes, seal it ... and preserve that special finish that shows off the long and useful life of this little chair.
    It's part of our combined history -- and you are terrific for recognizing and cherishing this!
    Cass

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  19. Kim, that chair is fabulous! The patina, the age and the chipping paint...I could go on. What a wonderful find!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Elizabeth

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  20. Love it Kim! It looks great with the hydrangeas too!

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  21. I love little chairs...and that one is adorable! don't you DARE paint it....now, promise?!?!

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  22. Love the chair and love the color and love the patina! Perfect little summer chair!

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  23. Oh that chair was meant for you!!!....Great, great color and the perfect stage for your "lovelies"....the pail of hydrangeas are perfect on it....now, will that remain on the floor or propped on a table or cabinet?....

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  24. Love your little blue chair. I know you're going to really enjoy it. I kinda wish I had gotten a child's chair that I saw last year.
    Nice chippy paint showing several layers of colors. It was more than your find at 27 dollars. That's why I skipped it. Enjoy the chair for me, too. I want to see it on the dining room or kitchen table for some reason.

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  25. You struck gold with this find, Kim!!! Even if we would try we probably could not mimic the wonderful mosaic-like finish!!!
    You know how to pick them!

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  26. Great find Kim! I agree finding pieces that are original is always so much nicer than trying to recreate.It's never as good as the real deal.Great color and that price was a steal too!
    xx
    Anne

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  27. I love the sweetness of those tiny chairs.

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  28. Sweet little chair Kim, with just the right patina and chippiness.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  29. That is a sweet little chair Kim, and I understand why you would want to seal it for safety with a grandchild around. Do you plan to use a wax, just curious?

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  30. I love this chair!! What a great color and crackle.

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  31. auper cool chair -- love that it has some history and just added you to my blog roll on my page!

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  32. Very cool chair Kim..perfect!

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  33. I love it. Just curious if you happened to mention to the sellers that you were going to seal it to protect the finish...they probably would have laughed at you! :)

    Debbie

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  34. I have little chair envy... ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  35. I bet it won't be long and we'll see a post where you have decided to paint it. LOL

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  36. What a wonderful addition to your sun room! I've always been drawn to children's furniture and would have bought that cute chair in a heartbeat!

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  37. I did not guess it was a child size chair, and what were the odds with so many blues out there it would be the perfect shade.
    Bliss

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  38. Looks like perfection to me :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  39. Kim, LOVE your home. Quick question. I have a darling metal, chippy outdoor bench that needs to be sealed before I put a cushion on it. What should I use to seal it. Please respond to pollyhada@gmail.com. Thank you very much.

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  40. What a darling chair and it looks beautiful with the hydrangeas.

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  41. That is such a great find Kim! I love the color.

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  42. What a perfect find for your sunroom! Love the hydrangeas on it too.

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  43. Oh, that chair would go perfect in my kitchen! That chippy paint is so appealing! I see so much of the chippy and worn painted items at yard sales that are viewed as junk by their owners. We know what treasures they are! Visiting from Be Inspired! Following via Bloglovin!

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  44. Darling chair! I have an old chippy Texas farm table, with an enamel top, at the shop. I need to seal it as well. I end up with a puddle (lead) of paint, wherever it sits.
    Barbara

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