Black Beauty

What to do with veneer missing from furniture?

My options are: 

1. I could ignore and just paint right over the missing veneer hoping to camouflage the area.

2. I could fill in the the space of the missing veneer with wood filler then paint the whole piece.

 3. I could strip all the veneer off and sand it all down and then paint, depending on how much veneer is missing.
All fine options, in varying degrees of difficulty. But I didn't choose any of these...

I chose to decoupage a piece of book page in these areas to bring them out and add to the interest of the chair.
Hubby is not a fan are you?

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  1. A beauty indeed!!!!! I love the little piece of book page you added.....very unexpected but so cute!

  2. Funny ... hubby is not a fan. If you love it, then that's what counts. It won't hold up to any kind of wear and tear is your main problem. But if it is just an artful statement that will not get used as a chair, then you achieved that. As a man, you hubby probably thought some nice wood filler would work better if you were planning on using it as chair. Men... ha ha ha

    Loved your last chair makeover. It's been at least 10 years since the first guy (yes, it was a guy) painted his sofa and showed it on that Home Site. It amazed everyone and has cause a chain reaction this many years later.

  3. I might have to jump on your hubby's side for this one - sorry! :-)

  4. Awesome idea...husbands tend to be old school,,They just can't help it. :)

  5. I LOVE it! Super clever, and I would never have thought of that! I was only wishing for more peeled off veneer so that you could add a few more page bits! Thanks for visiting Sunday View and commenting on my book pumpkin. (I have fixed the pictures, BTW,) I would love for you to link up any time with my Inspired Sunday blog party!

  6. I love the peek-a-boo bookpage! I'm featuring your chair in this week's PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  7. That chair is stunning!! I love the idea of showing off the imperfections, that is the beauty of old furniture!!
    I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon


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