I went on facebook to see if one of my crafty friends might have a way for me to take the old shelf chair back and attach it to a 30″ stool (found on craigslist)
The original chair back was a shelf I found at the thrift store. It reminded me of the old chair backs from my aunt’s restaurant and I really liked the stars
To the rescue came Jennie, my sister and law who is so crafty, she crafts buildings for a living (structural engineer) and my favorite (and only) nephew Dean Everett (who has been written about before for helping me write Goofey Face and The Little Book of Laughing when he was only 3 months old)
We started by taking the chair shaped shelf apart. I heard somewhere recently that “For a seed to grow it must completely destroy everything that it currently is.” I guess the same applies to a magical facepainting chair…
Here is Jennie smiling, while I am certain she is really wondering how we are going to make this actually happen.
Using the old shelf base for a pattern for the new chair seat.
Jennie cutting out a new chair base from scratch.
ms Anna working with the drill, making holes for the chair back.
Perplexed…… Jennie and I finally figured out which post went in what order.
The pivot of the chair comes from a lazy susan Jennie found that we learned how to attach online.
Lucky for me, Jennie had this beautiful scrap fabric stored in her basement which perfectly matched the purple of the 30″ stool I found on craigslist (no one had wanted that stool because of its odd violet hue……no one….until ms Anna that is).
Jennie clamping everything together.
Jennie had this great suggestion to paint one of my flowers on the chair seat.
Jennie and ms Anna stretching out a plastic shield to cover the fabric
And Whooolah- A certifiable, 30″ tall, Whimsical, Magical, Star backed facepaint chair for ms Anna to use at parties and fairs this summer!! msAnnaArt.com
Ms Anna Art Facepainting for Fairs, Events, and Birthdays- msAnnaArt.com
For fair season this year, I really wanted to try something different for my booth. When I found this old chair backed shaped shelf with stars on it at the thrift store, I decided to see if there was a way to turn it into a Magical Facepaint Chair. With the help of Craigslist, I found a perfect 30″ stool base (which no one else wanted because the color was so odd). With the help of my sister in law Jennie (a structural engineer of all things) and my nephew Dean Everett, we were able to create a Magical Facepaint chair from scratch (which also swivels).
Stay tuned for facepainting with ms Anna this summer at fairs, special events, and private birthday parties. For more information on hiring ms Anna for your event, please check out http://www.msAnnaArt.com Summer season weekends are almost completely booked and weekdays are filling up fast. Please message for availability right away.
I make designs for boys and girls (all ages welcome). Everything from fairy princesses, butterflies and pandas to pirates, aliens and dragons. I am also pretty good with funny mustaches. For parties and events, I can create custom designs based on your theme and color scheme. At a standard 1.5 hour birthday party, I can paint 18 full faces (as seen on my postcard). All paint is professional grade, coconut based body paint.