Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Turquoise and White Table

I love how this table turned out!

It started out brown with a parquet top that was in pretty rough shape.

 I knew I wanted it to be turquoise, so I painted the legs 

 and apron of the table.

 I used a very dark wax and distressed it quite a bit.
 Then I painted the top white and used a natural wax.

 Really, really love this one!

In fact, I like it so much that I think I will keep it
for a coffee table in my living room,
because I am planning a small redo here soon!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Burlap Chic Wedding

This was a really fun wedding to do, because it is exactly my style!
Burlap, old windows, white hydrangeas, more burlap...

But the timing was horrendous!
 It was on a Sunday following a big 2-day vintage market!
I was so exhausted, I think I was just running on pure adrenaline!

But it came together beautifully!

The ceremony was held outside.

It was a really beautiful day!

The railings weren't too attractive,
 so we wrapped them in burlap ribbon with big bows.

Plastic buckets wrapped in burlap and filled with baby's breath
 cover ugly outlets.

Tulle and icicle lights adorn the pergola.

Burlap and a lace curtain cover an old table for communion.

Inside for the reception, the decor was simple but adorable!

Each table held 3 gold frames, some empty, some with pretty paper inside,
 and 3 white bud vases, some were milk glass and some just painted white.
They held baby's breath and a single pink rose.

There were also 3 votives, all glittered by the bride,
who also did all the frames and vases.

And of course, the burlap table runners with a lace edge!

 Simple but elegant!

3 stations around the room announced where
 you could get something to eat or drink:




and Sweets!

Burlap banners, rag garlands, and did you notice all the old windows?
The groom's mother had all these and more in a shed!

The bride sent along lots of frames, windows, pictures
 and various odds and ends,

so we filled up empty walls,

 arranged pictures,

and added the various odds and ends,

until it was just right!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Fun New Chair Seats

These little chairs were cute, they just needed something fun.

Like new seat covers.

It's one of the quickest things you can do to change the appearance of a chair,
 and no sewing involved!

The color of the blue in the fabric matches the new armoir!

And the new slipcovered chair!

Happy serendipity!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Show and a Wedding on the Same Weekend! Crazy!

This weekend was absolutely insane!
If I didn't love what I do, I just might need to be committed right about now!

The local vintage and antique market show, Roses and Rust, was originally scheduled for mid-March when I agreed to decorate and set up for my daughter's best friend's wedding in April. 
No problem, I thought.

Then Roses and Rust changed venues and dates: April 11-12; 
the wedding was April 13!


Ok, I knew it was going to be a little crazy, but at least the wedding was on Sunday, so I would be done with the show, and I knew I had great helpers, so...

 I am thoroughly exhausted!

But it was so fun!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dining Chairs Slipcovered with Pleats and Fleur-de-lis

Aren't these chairs cute?

 This is what they looked like when I first got them!

 I knew I was going to paint them white,

 but I didn't know what I was going to do with the seat covers.
I finally settled on dropcloth, then decided to do pleats,

 The pleats continue around the back.

I felt they needed something else, so I painted a grey fleur-de-lis on the seat.

They look adorable with this claw foot table!