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The poor thing had been rode hard, as was about to rock itself to pieces. Pretty much the entire bottom half had to come off for repair. Of course, that entailed chiseling out old dried glue and removing itty-bitty nails that were supposed to keep the chair together.
Following lots of gluing and clamping, I painted the chair a lovely Pebble color and tried to decide how to decorate it. I settled on a Hey, Diddle Diddle theme and found a great graphic at the Graphics Fairy for the seat. I played around with fonts to create the title for the top rail, then tried them on the chair for size.
First up was a water-slip decal for the seat.
This was to be my first attempt at creating a stencil using my new Silhouette Cameo! It took a couple of runs, but I got it done and stuck the stencil on the curved back of the chair.
I covered the stencil with blue paint, then peeled the vinyl away immediately. And it ate part of the new paint job! (I think I might like it!)
It took some time to lift all the small pieces in the letters "D" and "e", and some of the letters got smudged.
Stud Muffin thinks the messy letters adds to the charm. What do you think? Maybe I'll fix the letters, maybe I won't. I still need to distress the chair in a few more places and give it a good wax job, so I will leave you with the "almost" finished look.