Monday, 2 April 2012

La vie est Belle-Captain's chair

I got this Captain's chair from a friend.
It was big and sturdy, it just needed a little TLC.


Sanding and priming.
Then, filling some dents.
This time I used Dry Dex Spackling.


It goes on pink and turns to white when it's dry and ready to be sanded.
It dries pretty quickly and is easy to sand.






I decided I want some French writings on the back.
My son who speaks French suggested me
"La vie est belle" (Life is beautiful),
so I decided on that one.

I got this pretty Baroque style fonts from here and traced over it....directly on the monitor screen,because it was the perfect size :)



Put this paper right side out to the window and trace again.


Then you end up with this
This time, you put this wrong side to the chair ( and you are facing to the good side ) and with a pencil you cover all the letters.



Then, Voila!



I traced this over with an artist's brush and added some stencilling on the seat and some white accents.
Waxed the entire piece and it's done.


Oh, I also added a little sparkle on top of the "i".
Yes, I'm starting to realize now but, I love girly!




La vie est belle, what  beautiful words.
Life is sometimes not so easy but
fill yourself with lots of love and be kind to people around you,
then your life willbe beautiful :D


Sayuri



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6 comments:

  1. 素敵~☆ またまたよみがえったね!ところでTLCってなあに?この調子でバシバシ頑張って自分で車の教習代稼いじゃえ!(笑)

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    1. これは?文面からしてまた万里ちゃん?(笑)コメントありがとうね~!!!

      TLCはTender loving careですー^^

      頑張って作ることはできるけど、売れるのはやはり自分が頑張っていいものを作らないと続いていかない。。。
      そこが厳しいかもって思うけど、やるしかないもんね。
      そうだ!万里ちゃん、運転教えてくれない?<考えただけで怖いて?(笑)

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  2. 人もモノもみんな TLCが必要だぁねぇ~(^^)

    この前言うてたシルクスクリーン!
    今度伝授するよぉ~ 
    あっ!でも同じ柄を二回以上使いたくなかったら
    意味ないか?!(独り言・・・)

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  3. ともちゃん!

    そうだね、みーんなTLCは必要だよねぇ~^^

    おぉ~!シルクスクリーン!!
    是非是非お願いします^^
    気に入った柄(でも音楽でも映画でもなんでも!)はしつこく使いたい(音楽は何度でも聴きたい、映画は見たい)
    タチなので1度作れば何度も使えるって夢のようだよぉ~^^
    今度よろしくね~!

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