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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Queen Anne Chair: Color transformation has begun!!!!!!!



The chair is finished as far as construction is concerned and I just stained it to look like walnut, I think it is going to look just like I pictured it in my mind's eye.



Tomorrow the oiling process will start. Can't wait to see how it is going to turn out.

Elga

9 comments:

Anneke said...

It looks fabulous! This process has been very interesting! You are very skilled and I love how the chair turned out, I can't wait to see how the oil works!

Daydreamer said...

WOW, Elga, this chair is amazing and SO beautiful! I have really enjoyed your careful description of the process!! I only hope that someday I can get organized and try something like this! I love the shape of Queen Anne chairs and yours is just PERFECT!!!

Anneke said...

Oops I didn't see your previous post about the seat you made! How could I miss that one out!? The petit point is fantastic! Can I ask what size gauze you used? It looks so fine. I can't wait to see this chair finished, it's been such an intruiging process to watch and follow!

Elga said...

Anneke, the petit point was done on 48 count, you will have to wait for the finish, when I put the oil on the stain wasn't dry enough and got messed up, it is taking forever to remove. Since I am making a pair of chairs I have decided to first finish the second chair and then to do the staining and oiling together on them, so I will be quiet for a week or two.

Natalie Wilson said...

Elga, I found your blog after you left a comment on mine. I am so glad you did. Your work is so superb. I am in awe of your chair though your post where you said you had lots more work to do in shaping the legs made me laugh as looking at the picture I thought it was already perfect. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

elly in amsterdam said...

Sorry Elga, to have neglected you for so long, but you know I am a tad busy with my furkid :-(
Your chair looks absolutely out-of-this-world to me, it is so clever how you did make this lovely chair, and I am looking forward to seeing the seat in place, too.
Cheers,
Elly(Amsterdam)

Elga said...

I understand fully about the Furkid, Elly. Well since the chairs are my exhibition pieces for Guild School, guess what, I will bring them with to Amsterdam and the dreaded FK rug, maybe you won't feel so bad about the BB, ha, I just worked out that the FK rug is more than 400 hours of work and I am heartily sick of it at the moment, the only thing that keeps me going is that it complements the chairs and Castine is coming soon!!!!!!

Christine said...

This is truly amazing work! I'm so glad to have found you. :)

Ulrika Brandt said...

It's amazing seeing this project as we have a set of this type of chairs at home in full scale. Our are however made in oak, but they still have that dark shade of brown. This makes me want to create a few for my own dolls, thank you for posting your progress and process on making them.