Friday, August 3, 2012

What to do with the white chair?

I need your ideas and help with this chair.  It is an old wooden chair, and as long as I have had it, it has been white.  I like the white, and with a colorful seat cushion it is a great and comfy chair.  But, now that my thoughts are always thinking of quilting designs, I finally really noticed the carved details in this chair.

I want to enhance, or highlight these details, but I don't have a clue what I should do to accomplish this. I thought about painting the lines to draw attention to them, but would that look good?  Can I use something besides paint and a brush?  What about a fine tip marker?  As you can tell, I don't know what to do, or should I just leave it alone?  I would totally appreciate your ideas and tips on this idea.  Thanks.

I have been quilting, but mostly I have been distracted with the Olympics.  They just draw me in and suck up all my time, especially at night time, well into the late hours.  I love watching them, I love the interviews and back stories, the races, competition, all of it, and I am glad that they only last two weeks.  One more week and I can get back to a regular schedule.

Thanks in advance for your help with my chair.



  1. If you like it white, you could rub some dark stain or paint into the creases and rub it off. That way it would only highlight the design.
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  2. I was thinking of a rubbing too. You could rub gold on it or there is an antiquing gel that will make it look old. You wipe it on then rub off as much as you like until it looks how you want it.

  3. Well, do you want to keep the chair white? You could paint the lines a light gray to highlight the patterns and that wouldn't take away from the white. Or .... you could doodle in beautiful quilting designs in colors. I think it depends on the final effect you want.

    And I'm with you in watching the Olympics: I love them!