The PAINTED chair and JD Cabinet ala GypsyBarn style!

June 19th, 2012 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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The Final Outcome :)
The Before shots - with model of course!
During - proof that it is in fact paint
The Final Outcome :)

The Final Outcome :)

I dont know how to make this short .... but here's what I posted on our Facebook page about this project -

PAINTED CHAIR and JD Liqour Cabinet - DO NOT ATTEMPT without reading this! First off - I wrote Jack Daniels Legal Team directly and got permission to use their label on this piece as it is a liqour cabinet for us ..... not for resale, but wanted to show you that things ARE possible if you ask and play by the rules. Second - here is the PAINTED CHAIR. I still want to paint the legs white I think ... and maybe add a large damask on the back. It turned out to be quit convincing! Its not hard and crusty, it doesnt come off on your clothes, and I've already washed a few droplets of paint off it ...... and nothing ran ... so there you have it - it IS do-able providing you find the right recipe for the fabric you are using. This was a combination of 4 different liquids and a lot of labour. WHY WOULD YOU PAINT A CHAIR you ask? Well ask yourself this - if you were going to reupholster it, how much would that cost, and what would you do with the old material? Well, here now we saved the old material from being thrown in the dump, and it only cost my time and $25.00 ......... let the questions fly - however, I have a ton of work to do, so wont likely be at the comp much until Monday! CHEERS!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Painted Chair and JD Liqour Cabinet ala GypsyBarn
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Comments (17)

Jenniflower writes: It's taken me a little longer to get the swing of it; my 1st piece was a chest of drawers for my 12 yr old daughter. It already had great character & hardware so I just chalk painted it. About 30 times. Lol...maybe not 30 but it's probably a few millimeters bigger all the way around. I surprised myself w/ how well it finally came out. After a rough few months @ the end of last year, I lost my Dad in January unexpectedly. I stagnated in greif for months until I finally started working on it in May...and this project did wonders for my psyche. What a surprising form of therapy!
I will definitely look you up on FB & say hi. Thank you again for all of the inspiration you give freely. I hope the wonderful energy you put out brings you dividends in joy.
Cheers - to fabulous you!
-Jenny Posted: 8:32 pm on September 10th
NDARE writes: Ok I've driven past an upholstered chair on the sidewalk for 2 days now & wanted to stop & grab it...if it's still there it's going in the car & getting painted! Posted: 4:53 pm on August 9th
GypsyBarn writes: Jenni! WOW! That is so flattering and truly amazing to hear! My goal is to inspire women to use their fabulous imaginations and creativity to add their own touch and character to their *nest*. I do sincerely wish you the best of luck with your adventure and can not wait to see what you produce! Please drop by my facebook and let me know its you .... :)

Jasmin Posted: 6:23 am on January 19th
Jenniflower writes: And after posting my previous comment, I went on to your bio and read what you have written there. It felt like you wrote that just for me to read! Through well-lubricated eyes, I was able to read through the whole post - you are indeed a kindred spirit and I look forward to more of your ideas and inspiration. I hope someday that I can reciprocate, but I doubt I can ever repay you for what you have done for me and my family - just by being you! Posted: 2:53 pm on November 23rd
Jenniflower writes: This is my first post as a brandy-new JS member. Jasmin, I just want you to know that your projects have become my inspiration to "repurpose" my whole life. Last week, I was looking for something else when I stumbled upon one of them in a search engine that piqued my curiosity. It was the one about caulking for "oooh laa laaaa", and it made my creative & entrepreneurial heart beat furiously in my chest. In the days since, I have decided to give up my well-paying but poor life-balance job in finance up to be a better mom. Since the money thing would be a major issue, you have made me aware that I can use my creativity to produce a modest income and have fun in the process. My plan is to create income streams from a few endeavors; repurposing unwanted furniture being one that I can start earning from right away. I LOVE your work and thank you for sharing it. You have saved me from a miserable existence and I can't thank you enough. Posted: 2:42 pm on November 23rd
GypsyBarn writes: Sorry! I didn't see the question on the 4 liquids!

I used a mixture of 2 parts acrylic crafting paint to one part textile medium.

Basically, I used a small paint tray, one small bottle of acrylic paint, emptied it into the tray, then filled the same bottle half way with Textile Medium, filled the tray 3/4 full with water then a few tablespoons of vinegar.

The first pass was more of a primer so I used more water to let it soak through the fabric to make sure no white showed through when people sat on it and stretched the fabric out.

I hope that helps! Posted: 6:00 am on August 8th
Smileygirlnow writes: ps I have never painted fabric....I know you said each fabric is different, but can you share what you did use for the 4 liquids. Thanks Posted: 7:55 pm on July 1st
Smileygirlnow writes: I love them both....I would perhaps paint the cushion(sides)in a black and white or a gray and white check or plaid or... paint just the piping on the cushion black.....then paint the legs white regardless nice work. :)
Posted: 7:49 pm on July 1st
NDJunkGirl writes: Love your work!

-Andrea Posted: 8:19 am on June 20th
urban_farmhouse_ohio writes: LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!! Posted: 6:44 am on June 19th
suewhitney writes: We are doing our JMS Saturday member feature on Tuesday this week. You know me...I like to shake things up a bit. Ah, hahaha! I was out of internet zone on Saturday. Any hoo, I love painted textiles... you did a great job with both of your projects. Thanks for sharing!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:21 am on June 19th
goofygonebad writes: how did you get the label/design onto the cabinet? Did you use a projector of some sort? It looks amazing! I have the perfect cabinet to do something similar. Posted: 7:06 pm on June 18th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...they both look great! Laurel Posted: 4:30 am on June 2nd
AuntieJo writes: What is the paint recipe? I painted sofa pillows before, but had no paint recipe. The pillows came out very well. Thanx for reminding me, great idea. Posted: 8:45 pm on June 1st
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you! I have people coming over to pet it just to see how it feels haha! Apparently it just feels like a thick upholstery, so I guess my little recipe is a good faux finish for tricking! And the bonus is if it gets a stain, you can touch it up pretty quickly haha!~ Posted: 7:46 am on June 1st
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, these deserve two separate posts. I love them both. I painted a chair once; yours looks waaaay better than mine ;^} Posted: 9:54 am on May 27th
gadgetsponge writes: I'm blown away by that cabinet! Best furniture imagery/art I've seen done to date. Posted: 8:42 pm on May 24th
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