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Monday, July 6, 2015

My Day Dreaming Chair

Are you a day dreamer?
Me too!
Now I have a special spot to do it:)
Do you remember my Goodwill chair?

After giving it a coat of white paint . . .

and making a big mess . . .

and cleaning it up,
well at least washing the brushes . . .
 It is finished:)
 What do you think? 

That's it . . .
the perfect chair to day dream in.
Come on over and try it out.
Oh, the last thing . . .
It's art . . .right?
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So, I thought I should sign it:)

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Have a wonderful day!
 Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

89 comments:

  1. The chair is BEAUTIFUL and I love it!!!!

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    1. Hi Linda, thank you so much . . . it is certainly a "One of a Kind"

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  2. Awesome! You are not only talented with a paintbrush, you saved a chair. Very creative, Connie. Have a great week.

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    1. I never thought about the fact that I saved a chair . . . another life saved to rest a weary butt, LOL

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  3. How much do I LOVE this??

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    1. Tell me, how much?
      Really thank you, I'm happy that you like it:)

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  4. Oh wow Conie! It turned out so cute! You are quite the artist! I love the colors you chose and the quote is too sweet. Will you keep this in your craft space? It would be perfect there! Thanks for sharing...:) Have a bright and blessed Monday!

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    1. Hi Vicky, my plan is to keep it . . . I think it is perfect for my art barn decor:)

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  5. She is just adorable! What fun!

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    1. Thank you! I have another chair out in the garage that is wooden with a covered seat. I was going to recover it with a print, but now I'm thinking about painting the cushion with flowers to match this one:)

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  6. Wow, you are one talented lady. I love the chair, a wonderful creation.

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    1. It is such fun, seeing people's reaction to my wild and crazy imagination:) Thank you!

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  7. Oh, that is SO original, Connie ~ I love your style!
    Brilliant.
    Bet you're pleased? : )
    Blessings!

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    1. It definitely is an original . . . I was just seeing how much fun I could put into it:)

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  8. It's unique and FUN! Love your creative spirit.

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    1. Hi Lorrie, it was one of the most fun projects in a long time . . . sometimes it's just fun to let go and be a kid again.

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  9. I can't get over how cute that chair is... Thanks so much Connie for your sweet
    comment.. so happy you came by and yes it's time to be back to blogging..
    Happy July!

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    1. Hi Sandy, thanks for stopping by . . . I'm delighted that you like my chair. I just had the need to do something different and fun:)

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  10. Dear blogging sister Connie,
    I just think that your chair is amazing. I love it. You are a real artist.
    You have such great ideas.
    I was just wondering.. with the paint that you used, can one sit on it or is it for decoration.
    happy week... val

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    1. Hi Valerie, it is very sitting able and will be one of my studio chairs for sitting in as I work:)
      I am thrilled that you like it.

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  11. What do I think???? There is nothing to think about!!!! That is a beautiful piece of art that anyone would like to own....heck who knows it could be worth more then you realize!!! I love your creations!!!
    Louise

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    1. Dear Sweet, Sweet Louise, you are going to give me a big head, LOL. I do thank you, you have made my day:)

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  12. Oh, I want to come over to do a little day dreamin'!

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    1. Anytime, my home is your home :)

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  13. Your chair is adorable! What a great paint job you did!

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    1. Hi Lesley, thank you so much, this was fun to do . . . I really enjoyed myself and it's wonderful reading all the lovely comments.

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  14. WOW! What a transformation! I love it! xx

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    1. Thank You, that makes me so happy :)

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  15. It is art and the coolest looking chair I have ever seen. I love it. You could have some seriously fun day dreams in a chair like that. You did a great job on this

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    1. Hi Ann, I'm so happy that you like it . . . it was a lot of fun and something that I have been wanting to try for a long time:)

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  16. Connie, hanks for checking in. I love, love your chair, you did not say where it was going...I bet it is going in your studio.....a great place to daydream. you are such a talented artist!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, yes my plan it to keep it in my studio . . . when I get in a creative slump I can sit there and get recharged again, LOL.

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  17. Love your chair, what great art work on it. What a talent you have.

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    1. It was one of those . . .have fun with it projects . . . and I did. I'm very happy that you like it:)

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  18. How fabulous, I would never have thought of painting on fabric. You are one talented lady xxxxx

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    1. Hi Fran, I would have never thought of it either, until a couple years ago when I saw a sofa that someone had painted on the internet. I have been wanting to try it ever since. So when I saw this chair at the Thrift store . . . I couldn't resist giving it a go :)

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    1. Thank you . . . Just something I had to try:)

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  20. Connie! You are an artist too! I feel like such an idiot! I've been thinking lately, wonder when Connie is going to post again. Looking at my blog list I decide to click on "crafty home cottage" and there you are! I've missed three posts. You may have figured out that I am not much of a computer person. My daughter helped me start a blog. I know just enough to get by. :) I love your daydreaming chair. And, your last post, your vegetable and flower beds are beautiful. The Zinnias are beautiful!

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    1. When I started my blog, I went to the store and purchased Blogging For Dummies :) So, that tells you where I am as far as the internet and computers. Without that book and help from my blogging sisters, I wouldn't be here in blog-land. I find that anytime I want to learn something, I can find a blogging sister than has it on her blog and ask. Most bloggers are very helpful to walk you through a new step. Just the other day I learned how to put Pinterest on my sidebar. Blogging is a wonderful network of friends, sharing ideas, comforting in time of need, praying for one another and a great place to learn new computer skills.
      Thank you for your sweet comments. You inspire me to put my best foot forward. This chair was so much fun and gardening is new to me, but I'm learning a lot about it on-line and doing my best. I love zinnias, because they hold up so well. They will last a good week in a vase and sometimes more. They bloom all summer into frost and the more you cut, the more they bloom. besides that, they are such happy flowers . . . bright and cheery and ready to put a smile on your face each time you walk out the door.
      Here's wishing you a marvelous day, thanks for stopping by. You are a sweetie pie:)

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  21. OH MY Word, what a fabulous job you did on this chair. I love it! And how cool that you signed it. Did you draw the women free hand ?

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    1. Hi Becky, I didn't draw her first, but I did painted her free handed. I am so happy that you like my chair.

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  22. What a chair to sit and let your mind wander...

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    1. Wandering over artful things and sewing projects :)

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    2. Oh my goodness...you've made a work of art! And one you can enjoy. Now if I only had one with blond hair...or silver! heehee! You KNOW I'm a dreamer! I just put you on my blog list to keep up with your fun. Sweet hugs girlfriend, Diane

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    3. Hi Diane, this chair will be a nice addition in my studio . . . and it was so much fun to do. I am delighted that you put me on your blog-list, thank you so much. I am honored and right back at you :)

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    1. Hi Laurie, thank you so much . . . I had so much fun doing this project :)

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  24. I love your day dreaming chair!!! It's awesome!!
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy . . . thank you so much. It was something that I have wanted to try doing for a long time:)

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  25. WOW Connie, you are amazing and I love what you designed for this chair. What a talent. Thank you for sharing your vision for a chair to sit and let the mind wander.
    Love it. Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful rest of the week and be blessed, cm

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    1. You are so sweet . . . and I'm happy you like it:)

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  26. Oh Connie! I LOVE it. Had no idea you were a talented artist. Really really adorable. GREAT JOB! Susan

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    1. Hey Susan, thank you so much . . . it was a fun project that I have been wanting to try. It will make it's home in my Art Barn . . .
      it's a great place for day dreaming :)

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  27. Connie, it is adorable and you are very creative! But when do you find time to day dream with all the things you do?????????? Nancy

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    1. Oh, i've had time for that ever since I took my first breath of air, LOL.

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  28. This looks great.

    A special paint or acrylic? I have heard the move toward fabric painting and you have done a great job.

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    1. I just used those little plastic bottles of craft paint (Folk Art) and watered them down.

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  29. That is so very original and also very you! Happy day dreaming. xx

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    1. Painting this was like being a kid again with a new box of crayons . . . I just decided to have fun and not worry about how it turned out . . .after all it was a second hand chair and if it didn't turn out I could always make a slipcover, LOL. Going at it with this free attitude made it so much fun :)

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  30. Thanks for taking a stroll in my garden via A New England Flowerbed. I love, love, love your chair!! You have great style! Is this for you or a gift or an item for sale? I would imagine you can't keep everything you create or you wouldn't be able to move in your place.....Happy Gardening!

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    1. My plan is to keep this chair . . . it works very well in my little studio:)

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  31. It is wonderful, I so LOVE it, great job with all the painting, and love the quote!

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    1. Hi Connie . . . you sure know how to make a girl feel good . . .thank you :)

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  32. Absolutely incredible!!! Will you keep this in your art barn or put it somewhere else?

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    1. Hi Melanie, I made it especially for my art barn. It will add a little more whimsy . . . everyone needs a little more of that, LOL

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  33. Well that's just one lovely dreamin chair.. You did a great job.. I like to come over and dream a bit.. I could use that chair about now.. I thank you for your visit.. I'd love to have some tea some time.. with love Janice

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    1. Maybe I can dream a little dream for you . . . or come over and sit in it and had a little dream of your own . . .my welcome mat is always out:)

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  34. Hi Connie. What a wonderful chair for a wonderful person! I can just imagine the day dreaming that you will be having in that chair.

    Thank you for checking in on me. Its been 1 month since the knee surgery and I have good days and bad days. Every week gets better. I hurt my ankle doing some exercises for the knee so that's slowed me down a bit and it's swollen also. I haven't even like doing anything crafty at all. I Give Myself another couple of weeks before I start to get worried!
    Hugs kay

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    1. Oh Kay, I am sorry to hear this, but know that you are in my prayers. Take it easy and baby yourself a little:)

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  35. I love your header. What a great idea with painting the chair. You are very talented. I looks like it sits great!

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    1. It is comfortable and not overly big . . . perfect size for my studio and now it looks like it belongs there :)
      Thanks for visiting and for your very kind words.

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  36. Connie, that turned out so wonderful.. you should submit it to your county fair! You would win a prize! We made it to Corning, CA today.. on to Lake Tahoe tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa, I just know that your trip is going to be wonderful and so relaxing. I hope you take lots of photos.
      I'm happy that you like my chair, it was fun to do :)

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  37. Totally fantastic, I would definitely like to sit in it, shame it's too far to pop over! Valerie

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    1. I know! I would love to have you pop over and have a sit . . . I'm sure we would have loads of things to talk about.
      Why I would even breakdown and bake a cake:)

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  38. you sure turned this into a lovely piece, charming and fun too!

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    1. Hi Tammie, thanks so much for stopping by to visit . . . it is lovely to see you and thank you for your sweet and kind words.

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  39. You are so creative, Connie! It seems to pretty to sit in. Like it should be displayed like a piece of art.

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    1. Good Morning Brandi, my goodness your comment is a sweet way to start my day . . . thank you, you put a big ole smile on my face:)

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  40. well, if that's not the most adorable thing I've ever seen...so so cute.

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    1. You just put a big ole smile on my face . . . thank you :)

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  41. Oh! you very talented lady!!! i love your chair. Im enjoying all things artsy lately... this speaks to my arsty heart

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    1. I feel honored that I could touch the artsy side of your heart . . . keep smiling and go create something fun:)

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  42. ROFL Connie - the idea that you of all people have time to sit around daydreaming is utterly hilarious lol lol!!! Love it!! Your chair is a work of art! It is really, really fun, and so pretty! I bet everyone who comes will laugh too! Knowing how busy and creative you are, I can't imagine you ever having time to sit down!

    Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. Your offer of the art books is tempting! Maybe I should pop over and sit in the daydreaming chair lol! Meanwhile, I have to be satisfied with Youtube and Pinterest and lots of inspiration from people's blogs etc.! What would we do without the Internet? I do try to keep positive. I am feeling a bit better today, so I am hoping to have more energy in the next few days to be able to do some creative stuff before my next treatment on 24th (the half-way point!).

    Shoshi x

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    1. Hi Shoshi, I'm not in the groove of you younger folks . . . you will have to explain ROFL, remember I'm an old geezer, LOL
      I'm delighted that you like my chair. I agree, if you blog and do Pinterest, there is more than enough ideas to keep you busy. I have saved a lot of money not buying magazines . . . but I do buy them once in a while :) It's hard to go cold turkey on a habit that you've had since you were a teenager.

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  43. What a wonderful spot to do a bit of wondering and mind-wandering Connie! Just lovely. xx

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    1. Hi Jane, thank you so much. It was something that I have been wanting to try for a long time:) Painting a fabric chair, not day dreaming . . . that i've been doing for longer than I can remember:)

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  44. I absolutely NEED a chair like that for my craft space. It looks amazing

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