This is the piece I used…but it didn’t start out that way. It was dark and ugly but you didn’t see much of it ’cause my husband’s clothes covered most of it! I convinced him I needed it for a job and that I had to lighten it up and make it prettier. He said “Why?” and I just looked at him and then he said “OK!”
This picture would have looked funnier if I had taken it with all of his clothes racked on top of it – but at least I got a before (OK – with a few paint marks!). I had to finish this in a hurry – like a half day – in order to get the staging job done.
I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Cream. I didn’t have enough time to do the waxing but I add some nice stencilled French words, a motif or two and some distressing and the chair was ready to go. I used several word and graphic stencils from Maison de Stencils to make the job go quickly!
Here are some other shots of the home I staged…
It was a fun job – except for the fact that the air conditioning was not really working well (and it was about 100 degrees outside!). But we managed to get all the furniture, lamps, rugs and accessories in – without dying of heatstroke. One of my great workers, Lyn, suggested to the realtors that perhaps they should take the winter cover off the air conditioning units. That worked…alas too late!
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This house staging turned out so wonderfully! You are most definitively in the right business! So talented!
Thanks – I do love to do staging in addition to design work and decorative painting. Staging demands creativity quickly and inexpensively. It's fun…and challenging!
Great staging! Love the rocker its absolutely lovely!!You were almost up here near me:)
Hi – where are you located? I just loved that last project you did!
That chair is perfect-terrific idea you had there. I'm on the hop at 181…hope you visit. Thanks for the idea for an old rocker.
Hello Linda! The chair became really beautiful, not at all boring as it seemed to be.
Nice hearing from you!
Beautiful chair redo! I love the wording and the fresh new color. You are in the right business for sure. Your staging looks fantastic.
Thanks Miranda…I love doing decorative painting in combination with staging. Love your blog by the way. Will return soon.
Love the rocker so much now! Can I take a turn and rock with my feet up?? I would love to work with you and do this staging!
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Beautiful job on the rocker! I love the stencils you added.
Hi-Just wanted you to know I featured your beautiful transformed rocker on my blog today- Have a lovely weekend!!
You have given me the perfect inspiration for a ladder back chair I wanted to put words on, but didn't know just what. Your French design fits the bill!
This is great!!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu