In June I found this wood chair at a thrift store for $7 and wanted to paint it yellow to use at Mia's Pink Lemonade birthday party and for her birthday pics. It was the first time I had ever spray painted anything and let me tell you it was a nightmare! LOL...So many people told me I didn't need to sand it or prime it first (bad advice for this particular chair!). Without sanding it the paint just didn't want to stick in different places and it took 4 cans of spray paint since I didn't prime it. In pictures it looked ADORABLE, so that was all that really mattered, but every day I looked at it in person it just bothered me that I did a sloppy job, so I decided to repaint it, only dark pink this time to match the girls' room :) I also want to use it as a photo prop, but at least it will be cute in their room when I'm not using it for pics.
Look how cute the yellow looked for Mia's birthday pics! I'm a little sad I don't have a yellow chair anymore, but figure I can paint a new yellow chair next summer :)
Anyway, the other day I decided to use an electric sander to really sand it down to get it ready to be repainted.
I went to Home Depot and picked out the shade of pink I wanted and bought it with the primer in it to save me a step! :) I wish the lighting was better, I took this at night in my kitchen with the flash. I'll post pics after I use it in a photo shoot. This is just one coat so today I'm going to touch up the areas that need a little more paint, but so far I'm really happy with it. My two year old came into the kitchen last night while I was painting and kept saying, "Pink chair? Wooks bootiful. Pink is pwetty!" It was so cute to hear her call it beautiful. This is her favorite color :) I'm excited for it to be completely finished but wanted to show you a sneak peek for now!
I'm Katie! Thanks for visiting my blog! I was inspired to create MiaMoo Designs in honor of my daughter, Mia. This has been such a fun journey! I started MiaMoo Designs 7 years ago and was mostly selling flower clips and burp cloths. I slowly began incorporating dresses, skirts and other hair accessories and turned this blog into more of a craft blog where I could post all my projects, tutorials, etc. I've been making chunky beaded necklaces for about 6 years and I think I finally found my niche! They have really taken off :) I LOVE beads and designing new necklaces to go with various clothing lines and special outfits for my clients. I really enjoy custom orders because they continue to help me think outside the box. Both my daughters 9yrs. and 6yrs. wear my necklaces and feel so glamorous especially with all the compliments they get from people when we're out! MiaMoo Designs necklaces are so unique and will make any little girl feel special. To order, leave me a comment at the bottom of the blog post you are interested in, or go to my big cartel shop to see what is already pre-made (link is at the top right of my blog). You can also find me on Facebook! Thanks! Can't wait to work with you :)
Just a Side Note:
I use swarovski crystals on my accessories--Please keep in mind they do not always photograph well due to the way they pick up light. In person they are VERY sparkly :) If you have any questions regarding the color of the rhinestones used please feel free to leave me a comment!