Follow Your Dreams Painted Chair

This was an old wooden folding church chair (I did not take a before picture) that I picked up at a garage sale for $1. Initially, I had decided to paint it for my son. It has slats on the back and seat and was a really dirty piece that needed a bit of work and a lot of love. I painted it black, then painted the back to look like the sky with a saying of, "Always remember to follow your dreams...".  The seat is a scene of an old cabin in the woods by a pond. I thought just perfect for my son.

When I was finished, hubby said that my son would not like it, so I sold it instead and painted a different wooden chair to look like camouflage for my son.

Later, I showed a picture of this chair to my son and he loved it so I painted this same picture for him on a board to hang on the wall instead. The hubby is usually right about what my son likes and doesn't but that time I think he was wrong. Terry
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  1. Hi Terry,
    I love the chair....it's amazing.....
    Very creative and original.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.
    Hugs, Elizabeth

  2. Someone just gave me a chair like this. (I get the left overs AFTER the garage sale for free.)Now I know what to do with it. Thank you.

  3. I love what you did with this chair. It must have been difficult with those slats. Did you spray paint the base or use a brush? The scene is beautiful...you are a very talented artist.

  4. Betsy, I brushed on all the paint on this chair, including the base. Terry

  5. Hi Terry...You top yourself and each every day. I am always so impressed with everything you do!

    Take care,

  6. I adore this chair- you are so creative! Love the message, love the finish. Love the chair! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  7. I love this chair and the saying and the painting... if you'll ever make a tutorial for it, come link it up with us in our DIY tutorial parties.


  8. It looks great, glad I saw it over at the Sunday Showcase, am going to browse your blog a bit now (2 many b's??)

  9. Wow, you have quite the painting talent! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you can join my vintage tag giveaway going on now! Merry Christmas!


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