Monday, September 3, 2012

Miniature Monday #36: Dollar Store Wooden Chairs


A few weeks back, I was browsing through the crafts section of a local Dollarama when I spotted these wooden chairs.  They seemed to be to scale with my fashion dolls so I was instantly inspired to paint.  I had purchased cans of wood stain for projects that had yet to transpire and the wooden chairs were a perfect reminder that I hadn't done anything crafty lately.


One of the wood finishes that I had was in dark walnut.  I had to gloss it separately, while the one I had in mahogany was a 2 in 1 deal, where it automatically dried glossy.


I found it easier to work with the dark walnut stain.  I just felt like I was in better control of the staining process.  The mahogany one was thicker because the sealant was mixed with the stain so the wood didn't absorb it as well as I had wanted it to.  It was much faster, however, as I skipped one drying step.


Overall, I prefer the mahogany chair.  It was just a richer color.  And even though, I made many booboos with it, using the wrong brush and over staining, etc.  I think the end result looks kinda cool.  Very rustic.


Happy Monday!

10 comments:

  1. Oh, very nice! I like both finishes, but the mahogany one does look richer.

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  2. They both look very nice - in fact, I couldn't say which was my favourite.

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    1. Thank you. I have a few more of these chairs and I'm wondering whether I should continue with the rustic look or the neater walnut.

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  3. Hello from Spain: the chair is very nice and cheap. Your doing great job painting the chair. The mahogany color is more elegant. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you Marta. Always a pleasure to see you here!

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  4. Nice find! Both turned out really nice. Staining can be such a pain.

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    1. Thanks. Staining can definitely be a pain. The messiness is the source of it all for me...Oh and the waiting time too!

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  5. Really nice chairs! I love dioramas! Loved Aria's tights and shoes!

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    1. Thanks. It's actually Poppy Parker, although she is looking very Aria-ish because of their similar toasty skin tone.

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