Monday, March 31, 2014

French Gray Dresser with a Surprise!

This dresser was just screaming for a makeover!
It was sturdy and had some nice features, but was so very tired-looking!

A couple coats of French Grey paint helped so much!

Some white highlights helped bring out the pretty details!

But, then I thought it needed some pizazz!

So I painted the inside a beautiful shade of green!

Outside: neutral and predictable,
but inside: Surprise!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I have been super busy getting ready for a show and a wedding all taking place on the same weekend!
But, I found a little time this week to get some spring looks together.

 On the dining table, I put out a bright flower quilt, birdhouse, 
a nest-basket of eggs, little white birds and a potted freesia. 

 The entrance table just got a small potted English Daisy and pretty clock.

 This clock is a favorite of the grandkids because the ladybug 
and carrot go around and the frog comes out of the top! Oh, it plays music too!

 For the mantle, I just did a quick redo of things already there,

like the window and sign,

 then added some spring touches like...

 English Daisies under glass

a ceramic bunny

 tiny English pots and pretty blue tin piece

Spring details also include a bunny pillow
and flowers in a birdcage.

 Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Robin's Egg Blue Painted Armoir

I have had this 1920s armoir for about 30 years.

It has been in the garage for at least the last 5,
so I decided it was time for it to find a new home!

But first it needed some love and a new paint job!

In the 1980s, it was a blue-grey and held our television in the living room.

In the 1990s, it was red and lived in the boys' room with the nintendo.

After that, it was many different colors, once even covered in fabric,
 because it lived in my daughter's room and held her computer.

It needed a new back and shelves as well as paint.

It goes great with my new chairs!

Still deciding on knobs: green,

or white?

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Blue and White Slipcovered Chair

Between a couple weeks of computer problems and getting ready for Roses and Rust, I haven't had much time to post lately. But with a new computer and most of the pieces ready or near ready, I will be sharing some of the projects that have kept me so busy lately!

I think this chair is my favorite! In fact, I may have trouble letting it go!

Here it is "before": good lines but a little dated and the wool fabric was itchy!

I absolutely loved this fabric when I saw it last fall.
I didn't know what I would do with it, but I had to have it!

I just laid it over the chair and began cutting it to size.

Then I started pinning.

I pinned along the the top.

I pinned along the sides,

I pinned the corners.

I folded everything so I could just top sew along side my pins
and not have to turn the fabric. 

This ensures that you have a good fit.

I added white piping to the bottom only.

The fabric is a little busy, so I didn't want to add to it with too much piping

 I added velcro to the sides so the cover could be taken off,

then some cute white buttons.
Love it from all angles!

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