>> Sunday, May 16, 2010
Prepare yourself for the most adorable (and tiniest) member of the Rehabilitation Station to date.
Thanks to Lynda, my mother and giver of all DIY genes in my body, for hauling this little nugget of a chair out of a neighbor’s trash can and donating for rehabilitation.
To truly appreciate the miniature stature of our newest guinea pig, we need a frame of reference…or two. Please pardon the Ralph yawn.
See? Tiny indeed and perfect for my pal Jessica’s little bun in the oven. This chair was to be made just for baby Dean.
First, the prep work. A nail in each leg will make painting a breeze…
By now you know the next step always involves a light sanding and solid coat of primer. Old news, but still important.
On to the actual painting! Light blue base color for the seat and two rails on the back of the chair…
Followed with a few coats of dark charcoal-blue paint on the frame and white paint taking care of the center rail.
Those nails are coming in handy!
The master plan for the seat of the chair involved an argyle pattern, so once the paint was good and dry, a bit of measuring, taping and tracing was in order. For more info on how to get the diamonds just right, click here.
Color inside the lines…
Use painters tape to create lines bisecting each diamond…
Repeat to create lines from the opposite direction.
All that’s left to do is touch up any crazy spots and seal with a coat of satin polyurethane.
Just plain stinkin cute. Little Dean couldn’t wait to give it a test drive.
Oh, I simply cannot wait to meet baby Dean. He is going to do all kinds of fun activities with his Aunt Cara…most of which involve power tools and sharp objects. I promise he’ll wear goggles. Fine. Gloves too.