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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Had This Crazy Idea Buzzing Around in My Head That Would Not Go Away!






















  So I just had to do it!
 I had an old chair sitting in my garage that I bought last year to re-upholster for my home.Well I decided that it wasn't going to work for me after all, and its been sitting taking up space in the garage for quite a while. As I have been thinking of things to put artwork on for the next show, it hit me! What if I paint the whole chair, everything, the wood and the fabric? What do I have to loose? I got the vision to do oversized flowers on it, don't know why but I thought why not? something different and fun! So I began... it took 2 days to paint the whole thing creamy white, the fabric became like a canvas texture, and then another 2 days to do the artwork. I had so much fun doing this  that I want to do another :) !!! XO Christie

 P.S. I'm linking up to Saturday Show Off at  maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com























The chair as found.
























The chair after two coats of paint.


And the finished chair!!!























77 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so amazing Christie!

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  2. STUNNING! What an incredible transformation. Do another one!

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  3. Hey Christie, when is your next painting class? and how do I sign up? xoxo

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  4. OMGosh- I know you are getting closer to my age but do you think I could adopt you? I have NEVER seen such a beautiful chair ever! EVER! Did I say EVER? OMGosh..I absolutely LOVE it? Did the fabric harden with the painting? xo Diana

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  5. You can e-mail me for class dates and info! crepasy@christierepasy.com Christie

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  6. That is beautiful Christie, I've never seen anything like it. A hand painted chair...WOW!

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  7. Oh my gosh that is absolutely amazing
    Christie!!
    It is soooo beautiful!!

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  8. A beautiful painting, and wonderful idea!! Hopefully noone has dared sit on it!

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  9. Christie, that is sooo cool! You come up with the best ideals. And the painting is beautiful. I love it!!

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  10. Oh - my - gosh Christie! I hate to sound redundant but THIS IS AMAZING! You've really out-done yourself. What a beautiful piece. It reminds me of vintage barkcloth. I am soooo looking forward to Saturday.
    Blessings!!
    Mis

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  11. This is GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous idea!!!!

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  12. Can I find any wonderful words that haven't been said already by the other bloggers? I don't think so! Stupenda, Bellissima,Incredibile!!!! Ciao Rita

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  13. Very beautiful!!!...just stunning!!!

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  14. As soon as I saw it, I said what some many other's shared..."Oh my gosh!" Christie, it truly is special, as are you.

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  15. You and your crazy ideas! Seems to be they always turn out quite well my friend!!

    Take care, Sue

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  16. What a beautiful chair! Looking forward to the Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow Sept 9 and 10.

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  17. Christie, Talk about a rose that takes your breath away!!! Whew........
    I could not believe my eyes!
    Hope to get to see it in person.
    Blessings, Becky

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  18. SO SO SOOOOO Gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful chair~it is just absolutely perfect!! :)

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  19. WOWEE!
    I am jumping up and down it is so beautiful,gorgeous,stunning, a dream chair,oh my i have said it before but you are so talented and paint the best roses ever,
    Love Kristina x

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  20. Dear Christie, Your chair is incredible! So happy you listened to that buzzing...simply breathtaking!! Hoping to see it in person!
    xoxo
    Debbie

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  21. Well that's fantastic! If I understand right, you did paint it on the tissu? Wonderful!

    Regards Janny.

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  22. Oh my goodness--that is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing--love, love, love, it : )
    Jeanette

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  23. What a gorgeous chair!! I so wish I could paint roses!!

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  24. Oh ~ is that absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! Looks just like floral fabric, only prettier. How do you think it will hold up to sit on it? I am stunned at your lovely transformation ~ what a gift you have. Newest follower.
    Cindy

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  25. HI Christie! I love that chair!! It is just beautiful, and what a great idea! now you must come to my blog because I found the most gorgeous pale blue chintz floral drapes that could be a companion to this amazing painted chair! I would love to have YOUR chair in my room when I hang up my new vintage chintz drapes! Darling, you are sooo creative and talented!!

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  26. Simply beautiful! Amazing what can be done with a little paint, vision and lots of talent!~Hugs, Patti

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  27. OMG Christie, it's beautiful... I love it! What a wonderful transformation!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  28. It is sooo purdy! You have to keep it now, right? :)
    xo, Amber

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  29. Soooo Gorgeous! I love it!
    Blessings,
    ~*~Wendy~*~

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  30. This is why YOU are YOU and we are just these peasants here below! :)

    Fabulous...xoRebecca

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  31. You are on the something great! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!
    How much?????????????????

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  32. Now, that is spectacular!!! What a clever girl you are, you always come up with the best ideas and then complete them so beautifully!!! hugs...cleo

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  33. Dearest Christie,

    The LOOKS are absolutely stunning! But I cannot tell how the fabric is holding up with paint on it. Will it crack? Can you sit on it or will this only remain for LOOKS...
    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  34. WOW!! that chair is incredible. I think your 'crazy' idea was a really good one!!!

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  35. Christie, it's gorgeous! Actually, stunning is the best word. You are brilliant!

    xo
    Claudia

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  36. Shut up!!! That chair is delicious! I saw chairs completely painted with AS Chalk Paint at Robyn Story Designs in Tampa. They had been sat on a lot and the paint was holding up.
    Great idea and beautiful execution.
    Rhonda

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  37. OMGorgeous Christie!!! But, would we expect anything less from you? Don't think so!

    xoxo,
    Janet

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  38. OMG!! It's gorgeous!!! *swoons* Vanna

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  39. Just beautiful, I love it :-)

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  40. Christie, I can't top all the comments listed above but that chair took my breath away. It is to die for!!!! Please send it to me here in Kentucky, it would look lovely in my new studio! Just kidding, wish I could afford it. Your crazy ideas just keep getting better!

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  41. You are so creative! Two thumbs up for a beautiful chair. Can you do me a favor? Please continue being awesome.:)

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  42. Gorgeous, I can paint a lot of things, but for the life of me I can't paint florals...a question, just regular latex paint on the fabric? I guess it's like priming a canvas, never mind!

    Lisa

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  43. Oh, if only all of the crazy ideas I too have buzzing around in my head turned out as beautiful as yours. The chair is truly lovely, and yes, please do another one, and definitely act on any more ideas you have buzzing around!!

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  44. You are very talented, I sure this chair likes everyone, as well as you shared very great ideas with us. Can 't wait your other projects of chairs.

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  45. This has taken my breath away... what a fabulous idea transforming and repurposing a piece of furniture into a gorgeous work of Art... I do Hope you'll do more of this type of creation, it is amazing!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  46. Dear Christie, thanks for stopping by and sharing how much your Nana influenced you. Mine did also, Grandparents can impart such a wealth of inspiration and experience to the next generations and I must say, its SO much fun being a G-Parent and hanging out with the G-Kids extending our childhood forever. *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  47. Gorgeous!! Christie, I have never seen a more Beautiful Chair!! Another one? Do a whole Set! This really makes me want to learn how to paint artistically!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  48. The beauty of this chair renders a person speechless!! :)

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  49. Hi Christie,
    At first I glanced through your pics (I always glance first), and wondered where you found the gorgeous fabric, then I read your post... of course you painted it, to to beautful!
    Thanks for stopping by, I had your link on my desktop a long time ago and lost it so I am glad to have found you again, this time I added you to my blogroll:-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  50. Hi Christie; LOVED the chair..I am going to try and find an old chair to paint but not let anyone sit on it!! I went to the other site you said you were going to "hook" with on Saturday, loved the pictures of roses but it is not in English..anyway I can view it in English?
    Looking forward to your class tomorrow!!!
    - Alice

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  51. Just wonderful...I had no idea that you could paint fabric. Lovely.

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  52. I've often thought the same thing;'if I can paint on canvas, why not other cotton type fabrics as well?' Your chair turned out fantastic!

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  53. Absolutely gloriously beautiful, Terryx

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  54. How beautiful!!! Love it. :-)

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  55. Exquisite!! Love the soft grey & blue "Marie-Antoinette you choose and the soft movement, as if the breeze stirring the fresh roses
    Beau travail Christie !!!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  56. Hi Christie,
    That chair is a canvas of beauty, a real show stopper, It would make a beautiful conversation piece at any of your signings or shows!!

    I am not sure you remeber me, I have met you manytimes, one being Bliss in Riverside, and my ex-husband was with me at your Bliss signing show and he is the one that helped you load your art up in your car, I had my little daughter with me she was like 4 and now she is in her first year of College! time just gets away when you surround yourself with so much beauty!

    Keep inspiring your beauty! its a peaceful place for us to be!
    xoxo
    Dore

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  57. Christie, you're amazing! This is the most creative idea I've seen in a long time. How will you ever part with it! Mary Neher

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  58. GASP!!!!!! Yes, you need to paint more chairs.
    Blessings,
    Karon Nichols

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  59. Wow!!!! Es precioso,menudo arte!!!!!
    Besos.

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  60. Wow, WOw, WOW! This is so beautiful! What a great vision and what a talented artist you are!

    Nancy

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  61. I just love this chair!!! But I have a question .....you said after you painted it, it was like canvas. So I have to wonder........will the paint crack as people sit on it? Would be a shame to have that happen.

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  62. Wow, absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful artist you are. So glad I happened upon your blog today.

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  63. Superb... its really stunning, what can I say more? Melur...
    http://teratakmelurku.blogspot.com

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  64. dios mio!!!! the most adorable chair ever!!! and your painted roses are soooo lovely.
    If you ever come to Chile please bring it with you and I´ll take you at the airport and bring you to my home to spend the rest of your life here with us, would you??
    sending you hugs from Chile

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