Friday, January 6, 2012

Painting by Numbers

My love affair with numbers on furniture is well-documented!

One of my earliest projects was a numbered--and lettered--desk and chair (click on images to be taken to the blog post):

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Then there have been several sets of barstools:

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A couple of tables (Roman numerals still count!):

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…and even a chest of drawers.

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So although I fell head over heels for this set of old wooden folding chairs at my favorite consignment shop last fall,

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…I thought they could be improved a little—with numbers.

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Yes, this is what I do with the nervous energy that remains after the holidays!

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These chairs have been featured at It’s So Very Cheri and {Primp}!

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Beyond the Picket Fence’s Under $100 Party My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Perfectly Imperfect {Primp}
Mod Vintage Life My Repurposed Life
  It’s So Very Cheri
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45 comments:

Twice Nice said...

I love how you personalize everything! I have some children's chairs a customer just bought. I'm hoping I can talk her into numbering them. Your chairs look perfect! Deb

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love it! I especially love those wooden chairs, very cool! Have a wonderful weekend.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that last pair of chairs is awesome! i can see them on a front porch of a rowhome- so cool!
all of these are awesome- you are so good at what you do!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love your folding chairs! Very cool!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Yup, I love those chairs too. The numbers completely make them cool and vintage!

Paulette said...

The numbers add a special touch to the chairs. How do you decide which numbers to use? ♥

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Those chairs are too cool. The numbers add to the coolness!

kpaints said...

You are too funny! Have a great weekend.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Love the numberged pieces! What type of stencils did you use on these...or did you use the projector again...hehe :) patti
(ps I'm still hoping to find one)

Larrisa Hill Designs said...

Love IT!!!!

Jaime said...

Korrie seriously we are two ships sailing on the same course! Your with numbers, me with letters! Love all the 'personalizing' and number additions, makes everything so unique and adds so much character.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I just love everything you make!!! Your personal touches really make the whole piece!
Kim

Rachel said...

You know, it works! No surprise there! At least you are putting your nervous energy towards something productive. I'm putting all of mine towards eating all of the junk so I won't be tempted by it next week....... I could just throw it away.....

DaCraftyLady said...

loved it and liked the chairs...great idea...Debb

Nancy's Notes said...

What a clever and fun thing to do, Korrie! I'm so happy I found your blog via the great blog, Confessions of a Plate Addict! I'll be back to visit soon!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

What the heck is it with the numbers? I think it's the graphics... I love graphics especially black and white. I love your chairs... I found 8 old wooden folding chairs on the side of the road with "Bentley" stenciled on the back of each... They remind me of yours!
Susan

pasqueflower said...

You're right on trend. Love the French stools.

ImSoVintage said...

Love the chairs, Korrie. :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's amazing how adding the numbers really gives the pieces a fresh facelift.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've got a couple of pieces in the paint line-up, Korrie, but I need to get my Christmas stuff away first. I know that if I start anything I'll never get it done and this is the weekend to get back to normal! Those folding chairs were a great find and I like how you put the numbers off to the corner.

Full Circle Creations said...

Love those chairs! The numbers just make them perfect! Great work as always!

Holly

Little Bit said...

Absolutely darling! I love every single one, but for sure the last on the folding chairs is my fav. I'm pinning it! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have done so many cute things with NUMBERS...love all of it!

Blessings,
Linda

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Oh I love those chairs! They are so vintage-y and cool. I like how you spruced them up with the numbers- super cute!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love these, Korrie!

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

Always great ideas from your blog
I love your sets of barstools: I think I must link them on my blog
Buon Anno Ciao Eleonora

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love all your numbers...especially the chairs! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

debbie refresh restyle said...

You have a way with words, I mean numbers! These look great and so do all your other projects! You seem to know just what each piece needs!
Debbie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So cute -- the chairs were definitely cute to begin with but I must agree . . . the numbers take them to a whole new level!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Love, Love, Loving the number madness. I would love for you to come link up at my party this weekend!

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-5.html

Heaven's Walk said...

The numbers truly add just a wee bit of fun and interest to your projects! Luv them all! :)

xoxo laurie

Amy said...

Love all of these! I have yet to use numbers but you have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks!

Cindy said...

Everything that you put numbers on looks fabulous. I love the chairs, but the other projects are equally wonderful!
Cindy

{northern cottage} said...

oh yes lovely lovely lovely - can't get enough numbers! would love to have you swing by for a visit!

http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/northern-cottage-party-time-tuesday2.html

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great number projects. I really like the folding seats.

Marilyn said...

VERY awesome project.. I LOVE it.. Would LOVE if you could PLEASE link via Pin'Inspirational Thursday happening right now if you have a moment.. http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/01/pininspirational-thursday-16-linky.html
Sincerely would love to share and PIN this to my artsy inspirational board.. SO unique.. Wishing you an amazing weekend ahead.. ~M

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

I LOVE the numbers although I haven't actually tried it yet ;) Thanks for sharing all of the inspiration :)

Olive Cooper said...

The numbers on the seat are unexpected and very cool.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Korrie, I love all your projects and especially the clock table! Thanks for linking to my party this week.
xo, Sherry

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I'm certainly lovin those chairs, the old folding ones are my very favorite.... Hope you get a chance to stop by,
Cheryl

Lindsey said...

LOVE the numbered stools. Beautiful!

Visiting from toddlindsey.com

cityfarmer said...

be still my heart

gail said...

Korrie, You KNOW I love everything you do. Numbers haunt me in an OCD kinda way! lol
love the chairs! Thank you for linking up and linking back to CCC
gail

Rusty Hinge said...

I just found your blog from Primp, I LOVE these chairs! I have a couple old wooden chairs in my garage, I might have to borrow your idea!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I am your newest follower!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

Come over and check out my features. You made the TOP 10. http://itssoverycheri.com/2012/01/21/top-10-features-from-1-8-2011-party/

Geab your "I've been featured" button.

Cheri