Sunday, February 27, 2011

Picasso Art Chair

PICASSO ART CHAIR

Picasso Art Chair

Several weeks ago, Ro Brun of Ro brun Art posted a fantastic chair that she had re-furbished. I was so impressed that I immediately e-mailed her and asked for permission to downright copy her idea! She was so gracious. Actually,I tried hard not to copy what she did. I tried to do my own thing by using squares but they didn’t look right. I also made a point not to even look back at her post but those circles she used kept popping into my head. I have to admit the two chairs do look similar.

Close-up

Basically what Ro did was to take an old rundown office chair (mine was a leftover from my parents bar) and go to town painting it with acrylics. After the chair dried she used a mat varnish on it and it’s ready for many more years of wear. Now that is what I call recycling. One of Ro’s friends had just taken a similar old chair to the curb for pickup and when she saw what Ro had done, she brought it right back into her house to paint. Thanks for the inspiration Ro, you’re the greatest.

Back of chair

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35 comments:

  1. Hi! The chair turned out beautiful. This is a proof that recycling added some creativity produces great pieces too.

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  2. Wow this looks fantastic Cheryl you did a great job, it is addictive, I have another lower chair that I'm thinking of giving the treatment also. I love how you've painted the centre spindle and cross pieces too. Thanks for the link.

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  3. Really cool! you did a fantastic job!

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  4. What a flash from the past...we actually had those bar stools in our family room. wait 'till I show Mom. I guess now I'll be looking for one to play with!
    As always, thank you for your inspiration...love what you do!!

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  5. Oh I LOVE this idea- I think I might have to do one too! Of course much as I love Picasso, mine would probably feature Klimt.....more circles?
    I went to the Atlanta Flower Show yesterday and one of our favorite things was a pair of stuffed chairs covered in moss- my Mom is already trying to figure out how to do her own.....

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  6. Wonderful results! Great way to recycle and create art at the same time!

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  7. Wow this is fabulous! I would be stuck on the circles and swirls myself.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  8. Cheryl,

    OH no!!!!! I now need a chair...lol. I do have some old furniture that is screaming for an artistic treatment though!!! THis is lovely and very well done. Recylcing is what it is all about isnt it? And this is one awesome work. At the art Studio where I teach mixed media and collage, the owner just picked up at the antique store next door, a wonderful old junky wooden tray. Guess what she is going to do with it.... Love it!

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  9. Totally looks like a designer chair that you would find in some high end retro shop...well done Cheryl!

    :)

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  10. Love Picasso, but love Klimt more, lol. I think your chair resembles Klimt a bit more too as he used circles and spirals a lot. Really great chair. I think I'd love one for my polymer clay studio. Your cover almost looks like a polymer clay cane :). Great stuff!

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  11. Thanks so much for your encouraging words, good to be back! LOve love love your fabulous chair!!! XO Bridgette

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  12. This is right down my alley...re-doing furniture was my first love. First by neccessity, it became a hobby and I even made a few bucks (emphasis on few) LOL
    Yours looks just beautiful, colorful, cheerful and fun.
    XoX

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  13. Indeed, this is what one calls "up-cycled" or trash to tre chic as I am want to say. :) So you, Cheryl. A twist of flirty fun and riot of color!

    Wishing you a fabulous week ahead! :)

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  14. WOW what a gorgeous idea. Your chair is another fantastic unique art work! Love the vibrant colorful design.
    Have a nice week,
    Anja

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  15. I love painted chairs and this one is gorgeous, Cheryl! My only concern would be that, if it's a padded chair, wouldn't the constant repetition of being sat on cause the paint to crack?

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  16. Very happy! What a nice way to recycle.

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  17. Your chair is charming . You did a fabulous job!

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  18. Look at that! Fabulous! I'm a big believer in upcycling and the artistic community know how to do it with such style and panache. What a clever lady you are!

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  19. Although it does resemble Ro's chair, your's is totally unique and marvelous!!! This takes "going green" to a new level, Cheryl! Bravo!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  20. So much personality in a -used to be - boring, everyday chair! I bet you'll smile every time you see it. I would :-)

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  21. Totally wonderful chair, you are so talented. Annette x

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  22. What an amazing chair, never saw a chair like this one!!!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I repaired the fenced area and found the roooster in the hedge, there was not much left of him!!!!!

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  23. Great way to recycle and reuse. Your chair turned out so awesome.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  24. What a a great recycling idea. That chair would brighten any day!
    And as it is 1st March -
    Diwrnod Dewi Sant yn hapus! A very happy St David's Day. x

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  25. Amazing--just amazing!!
    P.S. Check out my latest post--I Did It!!

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  26. Really cool! Greetings from Norway!

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  27. Hi Cheryl,
    Yes, that's a picture of the Wishing Tree. It really is not too big, especially now that only it's figs are starting to appear. So there it is :) and there also is your lovely dream catcher, it's held up great in the weather and I'm so very pleased to hear about Kelli! Peace and hugs to you both, Bridgette

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  28. I love this!! You did a fantastic job on it. Now I'm looking around to see what I've got I can paint, haha

    I can't wait to see your additions for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book when you get it. I am adding a tab on my blog with links and pictures on it. I'll be adding a badge soon, too. Come by when you get a chance :) Jaime

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  29. What a beautiful chair and idea. I've been thinking of doing similar with an old wood chair but hadn't thought about using an office or bar type chair. It would be great to personalise them for people as well; maybe reflect their personality and passions.
    Kat :-)

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  30. This is fantastic Cheryl! Don't you just love the idea of recycling something that would otherwise go to trash!

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  31. How FUN Cheryl,
    I can see why you wanted to make one of your own. Its amazing what one can do with paint!!!
    hugs Lynn

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  32. Very cool and retro- what wonderful color and design Cheryl. This would definately win some awards for "green" art. You should send a photo to one of the Stampington publications - wonderful inspiration!

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  33. So Creative Cheryl,
    Oh how I have missed you and your amazing art work !!!
    I love this awesome "out of the box" chair.
    It is so totally groovy and fun.
    Thanks for sharing and I am almost better now.
    Happy creating, Biggest Hugs to you my dear friend.

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