Tuesday, January 26, 2016

French Chair Makeover

It's finished!  In my last post I showed my Ballard Knock Off Document Fabric that I made to recover the chair seat.  I used the CitraSolv method and some graphics from Graphics Fairy to create my own custom fabric!  I am so in love with the results!  Now the chair is done and ready for the reveal.

First, the 'before' shots.  I found this chair at the GW Outlet for $5.75.  But when I got to the register,  the gal said all furniture was HALF PRICE!  WooHoo!  So I paid like $2.85 or something.

This floral fabric was under the dirty beige fabric.  YUCK!!

I primed the chair with a spray on then finished with brushed on white.  Hit it with the palm sander to distress it up a bit and then recovered the seat with my document fabric creation.  Here is my beauty.

Here's a closer look at the fabric.

And some detail on the back.

I was planning to sell it on Craig's List but now I am thinking I may keep it for my bedroom! 

I would love to hear your comments.  Linking up tho the parties below.  Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Valentine Love

I love decorating for Valentine's Day so much!  Red is also the primary accent color in my living room so it makes it easy to add in some fun Valentine pieces.  But it has to be the right shade, kind of an antique Barn red.  I found a few cute things in my favorite local shops and had fun making a few more.

I picked up these red bottles at GW the other day and knew I could make them into something fun.

I used some coffee beans as a filler for the tall bottle and added the pick from Hobby Lobby. A little burlap around the short bottle and a key and burlap string on the medium sized one. Displayed on a burlap covered charger, (also from Hobby Lobby) they make a fun centerpiece!

I also made a fun little sign for my mantle.  One perk of having new construction in your neighborhood is there is a lot of scrap wood available to scavenge!  I always stop by to see what 
they've thrown on the debris pile and find a lot of great 2x4 and 1x4 pieces.  They're the perfect size for signs.  

I painted this piece in my Barn red color.  I also painted a few shiny red heart shaped Christmas ornaments that came in a set from IKEA for a different project.  

I added a burlap heart, a key and a piece of burlap string.  They final touch was XOXO in the corner. I was going to paint them on but then I remembered I had these fun rub ons in a vintage font.  Love the finished product! 


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