Winter Pinterest Challenge: Chair Sketch Art

27 Feb

I am now the proud owner of a Floor Nailer!

In other news, it’s Wednesday!  Do you know what that means??

It’s Pinterest Challenge Day!!


If you’re new to this blog, check out my previous challenge projects here.

When this latest challenge rolled around, I knew that I couldn’t take on any big undertakings (since I have my own collection of big undertakings over at Clark the Flip House).  After looking at my collection of pins, I knew exactly which one I wanted to attempt.

I love the informal feel of the sketch and the simple use of color.  So I had to try my hand at it.

polka dot chair

Naturally, though, I couldn’t stop there.  I decided the chair needed some friends.

chair sketches

The steps were very simple:

  • Use a pencil to sketch the desired chair- precision not necessary
  • When I was happy with the shape, I used a thin felt-tip pen to trace the outline.  Then erased the pencil guides.
  • Then I added color as desired.  Not too saturated, but a little pop of color/pattern in each.

I’m REALLY pleased with the way they came out.  I popped them into some frames I picked up on sale at Michael’s and hung them on my office wall (with 3m picture strips so I can change my mind on location if necessary).

chair frames

This collection adds a nice balance to this wall since to the right is a wall-mounted tv.  I must apologize for the lighting in these pics- it’s a dreary, rainy day here in New England and I was forced to turn on the lamps- boo.

office chair collection

So, what do you think of my new artwork?

I’m not worried about my computer blocking the art, since this is only a temporary home for the computer until I get my butt in gear and finish my secretary desk eventually.

Now that I have my picture ledge on the wall and these on the wall, my office is starting to feel like a finished space.  Yay!  Not quite finished yet, but definitely well on it’s way!

Go check out the Pinterest Challenge Projects from this season’s hosts:

Sherry’s Board and Batten

Katie’s Growth Chart

Megan’s Fabric Ottoman

Michelle’s Button Art


8 Responses to “Winter Pinterest Challenge: Chair Sketch Art”

  1. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile 02.27.2013 at 1:27 pm #

    You drew those?! WOW! You’re talented! You should offer them for sale 😉

  2. Carly G 02.27.2013 at 8:13 pm #

    I love chair art! GREAT idea to DIY some. I love those

  3. Sam @ The Junk House 02.27.2013 at 9:37 pm #

    You drew those?! I’m seriously impressed! They turned out great!

  4. Christine @ Casa-de-Christine 02.27.2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Very cute! Love this idea : )

  5. Stacey @ Likes to Smile 02.28.2013 at 11:22 am #

    First of all, the name of your blog is incredible!! I was hooked by the title! And this project is amazing! It is tres chic!

  6. Tiana @ 03.02.2013 at 1:03 pm #

    They came out great! Wish I could draw like that.

  7. Amie M 03.04.2013 at 10:46 am #

    Very nice hand! I miss drawing by sight and making my take on them. You inspired me to take it up again! Very lovely illustrations.

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