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Friday, December 4, 2015

Red HOT Seating!

Hi all! 
 
I had to take a break from repairing the state fair entries. Don't worry.  I will be back working on them again soon!  I did what I sometimes do. See little things I had been meaning to change, fix or add to and then do it. It gives me a quick sense of accomplishment and of course progress on my many on going projects.
 
There is one house you have seen before. It was Niecy and Trey's house. I didn't really like the pink flowers in the living room set since it was not just a lady's house and kind of outdated. It seemed that everything they picked to be in their living room has some red in it.  They needed something more modern and youthful.
 
I had seen it done before so I tried painting the set. I love the way it came out! My only complaint is that in some places you can see where the glue seeped through the ribbon. I managed to clean most of it off. I still may either replace it with anther piece or just change to another ribbon.
 
Funny, I don't have one red thing in my 1:1 house but I have red rooms in two of my mini houses with that color scheme!
  
 
This is the original pattern also known as "before"


   Here the pieces are freshly painted. I was afraid they would stay shiny. It dried with a more realistic mat finish.
A comparison after the painting the loveseat and chair
Here is the sofa. I did mange to get a little more glue off of it after this photo. That is a Gamecocks pillow (South Carolina University) I have several I made some time ago and will add them to the other pieces.


The completed set
Two possible arrangements

 

Please click on pictures for a larger view

28 comments :

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    1. Hi Billa!
      Thanks. I must like them too! I keep making them in miniature! LOL

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  2. Bonito color. Da un aspecto muy cálido al salón.

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    1. Hola Isabel!

      Necesita un poco más de trabajo

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  3. Looks great, very modern! The flowers were nice too, but a new look is necessary sometimes in a home :-).

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    1. Hi There Linda!

      Yes, that is just what I was going for. It felt a little old for the young couple. I kept thinking maybe an older relative gave it to them. Then I said no, they have good income they can buy a nice set. LOL

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  4. So these pieces were fabric initially, correct? What kind of paint did you use? An old neighbor of mine actually spray painted her 1:1 scale sofa and I was shocked at how nice it looked. I just wasn't sure what kind of paint she used.

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    1. Hi Phyllis!
      Yes, these were just regular fabric pieces. I mixed two colors then three the container of one away. One was crafters Apple Barrel acrylic.
      I am a spray-paintaholic. LOL Especially in my 1:1 house. I might try that next.

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  5. Your furniture pieces turned out fantastic. I really like the red a lot. I am sure the tenants are delighted with their new sofa's.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Hello Maria!
      Thanks! They had big smiles when I showed it to them!

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  6. I haven't seen that done before. It came out great. The red was a good choice in color.

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    1. Hey Mini Confessions!
      Thanm you! I saw it once a long time ago, but I don't remember which blog. It was waay easier than I thought it would be. It only took one coat!

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  7. The furniture came out great, grandmommy, I love the red color :)!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona!
      Thanks! I feel like painting more furniture now! :-))

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  8. You're one tough lady painting furniture pieces with floral patterns in red hot and uni! What a great result you achieved, they look spectacular now.

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. Hi Birgit!
      Thanks! I just got tired of those flowers. I had a feeling the couple probably had too. I closed my eyes and painted!

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  9. Wow! This is amazing! The red looks great! I agree it does look modern.

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    1. Hi there Georgia Girl!
      Thanks lady! It took me all of five minutes to do it. It didn't even need more than one coat!

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  10. Hello Grandmommy,
    Whjat an amazing transformation. They really have a beautiful modern day feel. Excellent work and the glue does not show in the pictures.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Giac! Hi I missed you!
      Thank you! I was afraid the shape would still make the sofa look older.

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  11. The red makes them perfect for the season! Oh a bit o green and some presents around ;)

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    1. Jane Hi there!
      I see you are in holiday mode. You have me thinking now. lol

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  12. Hello from Spain: Red is muy prefer color.. Great furniture. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta!
      Thanks :-) Have a beautiful Spanish Christmas!

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  13. It worked! That's really good info to know! Thanks for sharing that. I want to try that on something now. Merry Christmas!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Hello there Caroline!
      You are welcome! I keep eyeing other furniture thinking of painting them lol!

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  14. Red hot indeed! Looks good, Grandmommy!

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It is fun hearing from all of you!