Sunday, October 21, 2012

Super Hero to the Rescue

 This post is long overdue...It seems I am only creating, and not blogging these days. I just have so many ideas swirling around in my head, and I want to do all of them now. 
I'm sure you know the feeling.

I found these chairs and table at my local Goodwill a couple of months ago.
I liked the chairs especially. They were sturdy and retro looking. 

I had plans to do something along the lines of what I did to this bench
 in this post , but then I started thinking about all the super hero movies that are out right now, and I got to thinking. "What if I Modge Podged the table and chairs with some super hero fabric?" But, alas, I couldn't find any such material here in the West Valley at that point.
(Of course, about two weeks later, there they were...4 different rolls of Superman and Captain America!)

So, I did the next best thing... I went to the local Comic Store, and bought a few of the older comics that were on sale.
After I primed and sprayed the legs black, I proceeded to decoupage the rest in strips of comics.

It took forever, but I had sooo much fun doing it!.
The middle of the table is chalk board, painted with homemade chalkboard paint.The recipe I used is :
11/2 TBS un-sanded grout
1 cup acrylic paint in the color of your choice.
Remember to prime the chalk board after it is dry, by covering the whole board in white chalk paint, and wiping it off again.

I'm sorry I did not take more pictures of the process....I have no idea why I didn't.

Well, I hope you like it, and are inspired by it.
Happy Thrifting!
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1 comment:

  1. So fun to see that you can incorporate different styles into your work. The bench is adorable in a Sticks/MacKenzie Childs sort of way but this newest look is more urban chic graffiti. Great interpretation. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.


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