Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Very Fancy Chair

 Ever since I saw a version of this at Anthropologie, I knew I had to make one. (a patchwork of past paintings) I had already stripped canvases from the stretcher bars of paintings that were never finished and had rolled away for some other purpose so I had only to find a chair.  And lo and behold my local  Saturday morning thrift shop had exactly what I needed.  I love it when projects come together like that. This was a big hit at the art exhibition this past weekend and "yes" I would sit on it!


Cheryl Peddie said...

Hi Joanna, I LOVE your idea of mounting canvasses to a chair! Would you mind sharing what you used to adhere them? Do you have any protective finish on it? I have a stack of old paintings I'd love to do something like this with! Thanks so much! Cheryl Peddie

Joanna Olson said...

Hi Cheryl
Thank you! I thought it would be harder to do than it was. I used Golden Heavy Gel. It grabs right away and yet still lets you reposition if necessary. I made a paper template first and then positioned it on the canvas.
But I have to say, it wasn't my idea. It was another great idea from Anthropologie.

Cheryl Peddie said...

Thanks Joanna! Well, no matter if it was your idea or not... ideas are only ideas until they're put to use! :) And your results are just lovely! Thanks for sharing... I'm definitely going to try this out!

Karla said...

Joanna, What a fantastic idea. I have loved looking through your blog and became a follower. You have such creative ideas! Love your fabric too! How on earth did you do that?

Can't wait to see more!