Friday, 15 May 2009

A makeover...story

Hi !!!!
After settling down in Bangalore, It is now time for me to re-do some of the very old rugged furniture that we had. So, to begin with, I started with this simple Chair. This was carpented by a local artisan in the year 1984 and was being used at my in-laws as a writing table chair. This is made out of pure teak wood and is painted in an off-white oil colour. Since I wanted to match it with the decor of my house, I decided to bedeck this with some colourful kundan stones .

Since my childhood days, I have always been fascinated by the different shapes, sizes and the vibrant colours of kundan stones. I have always considered this as my favourite in decorating articles. They were primarily found and used in Rajasthan. But today, most of the shops in the neighbourhood have a huge collection of kundan stones in various colours shapes and sizes.

The same chair after a makeover................

The chair is bedecked with kundan stones to form a pattern. I then painted the rest of the portion in Artist's Gold paint.

21 comments:

A "cheery" disposition said...

Wow! That looks like it took a lot ot time...but such a lovely turnout.

Veda Murthy said...

wow!!!!!!!!!i m speechless vasu!its just amazing!!!!!

Vasudha.dilip said...

Would you believe it if i said, i just took a day roughly about 7 hrs to finish it.....Thanks for the comments. please keep visiting for more.....

Arch at Rang said...

Interesting makeover:-)

Patricia Torres said...

Very impressive makeover... You've give me a few ideas... now!!

Vasudha.dilip said...

Thank you patricia.... i am so happy to learn that u liked it....u are welcome to ask me anything...i will help you with whatever i know

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Wow, the chair looks amazing -what a transformaion! Much more interesting and beautiful.

Shubha Pramod said...

hey vasu its just wonderfull.....keep it going!!!

trueblue said...

Wow ! a "brilliant" makeover !

Hi Vasudha, Just found your blog from ColorsDekor. Yet to browse through your stuff :)Great going !

-Aswathy

trueblue said...

A quick question :
Is there something special about the kundan stones ..and where would you get to buy them ?

I am looking at your chair , again n again . It is a beautiful makeover. wish i could see it in person ..sometimes the pictures dont do enough justice to the piece :)

Vasudha.dilip said...

Many Thanks to all...

Hello Aswathy....I left a comment with the details u asked for on ur blog...kindly chk

Lisa said...

WOW! WHAT A TRANSFORMATION! I LOVE THE CHAIR............FIT FOR A QUEEN. JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT A LITTLE IMAGINATION CAN MAKE A WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE. FANTASTIC!

Sans said...

Vasudha, WOW! I am loving your blog already. Such inspiration for my "little" ones :)

Anonymous said...

I love the chair. So creative!!!

You have great taste!

I have flair in interior design. I will post about your blog and add the link!

vani

Sophisticated blogger said...

I love the chair makeover. One of my favorite. I cant wait to see more of your projects.

I put you on my blog (I started it)

http://thetuppenceworth.blogspot.com/

Hilary said...

I am looking forward to stenciling on stools this summer! Thanks for the inspiration! The stones make it one of a kind.

rithu said...

Hi Maa'm as always I am taken by your creativity :)
this is a wonderful piece of art with very little added but creating a very good piece of furniture. It looks more like one of those Mysore palace furniture collection used by a princess to sit on before her dressing table :)

feistygirl said...

Hi,

I stumbled on to your blog through blogadda. And I just simply loved the way you did the chair transformation. I have a boring wooden stool at home which i guess can look better if i do something liek this. Any suggestions? I loved your blog by the way. Will keep dropping in for ideas...

Sohini said...

This chair looks amazing...there's nothing like refurbishing old stuff. I am sure I can locate some old tattered pieces in our shed in Calcutta to redo....love the shade of gold u have used and it kind of has a subtle textured feel to it. U r very talented vasu.

Anonymous said...

I've just started a blog of myself and am new to this blog world...!!! Came across your blog while surfing through the various blogs. I found your's to be a very very interesting and a creative one...Simply loved your blog...:)

neha said...

Hi vasudha! i was going throug some blog and ur blog is just wonderful.............i live in bangalore and want a favour from u.i want to buy a sofa in fabric.can u suggest me where i have to go? i m very confused?