Now back to my chair. My vintage vinyl chair was purchased at a thrift store. I actually remembered to take "before" pictures - kind of. As you can see I drew some lines on the seat before I remembered to take a picture.
The price was right, but I felt that the yellow was a bit bright for our cabin.
I tried various ways to tone it down.
There was a small stain on the chair that I thought possibly was a coffee stain so I tried toning it down by wiping it with a strong mixture of instant coffee. Works for fabric…but not vinyl.
I tried wood stain...did not work.
I tried colored wax…did not work.
Then it occurred to me...how about if I tone it down by drawing my “wavy plaid” with markers.
I have a lot of markers. (Someday when I have grandkids they will love to come to Grandma's studio to play with her markers.) The markers might even get me in the “A” Grandma position. :)
I chose these colors and started out by drawing in the large brown grid. I then added in the green, gold and orange last of all I added in the beige. After I was all done, I realized I should of taken pictures along the way. - Falls in the “too dumb to blog” category. Once I get a design idea in my head I am thinking about nothing but getting to the end result.
Now go create.
From my heart,