Mar 20, 2013

Two Chair Makeovers

Well, here is the promised chair makeover.  A day late, but better late than never.  And to make up for it, I am including a bonus chair makeover that I did a while back, but never posted about. 

I just finished this one, though.  And I love how it turned out.  I hadn't painted a chair white in a long time and all of a sudden, this chair just HAD to be white. 

There are actually three of these chairs.  Cracked vinyl seats and all.
This chair was sooo wobbly, almost every single joint was loose.  My husband took it apart and cleaned all the joints for me and together we glued it back together.  I didn't take pictures of this process, but we have two more to go.  Is anyone interested in a tutorial? 
I used Cece Caldwell chalk paint in Simply White. It's actually quite a nice shade of white.  It's not too stark and has a little bit of warmth to it.  I love how I can distress this paint right in the kitchen using a wet rag... no mess required!  The clear wax finished it off nicely. 
Gorgeous legs!
And I added some pretty new fabric.  Once the vinyl was off we discovered a layer of batting and then the original leather seat. I left the leather intact just in case someone wants to restore it someday. 
And this is the second chair I completed.

My husband loved the way it was before.  He thought it was the perfect 'undone' or 'deconstructed' chair. 
If you think this chair looks familiar, you're probably right.  I have done several others like it. 
You can view them here and here.
I used another coffee sack on the seat, but this time finished the edges with upholstery tacks for a bit of a different look .  It was painted in Vermont Slate Chalk paint, by Cece Caldwell and finished with clear wax. 

Linking to:
The 36th Avenue
My Repurposed Life
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Homespun Happenings
Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm
Domestically Speaking
The Shabby Creek Cottage

Mar 17, 2013

A Little Bit of Spring Decor

Well, I guess it's been a while since my last post, but in the meantime, I have managed to get some spring decor up around here. I found these adorable nests (above pic) on clearance last fall, and placed them in vintage molds here and there. The jelly beans make a tasty addition.
I had fun making some easter eggs a few weeks ago, too. 
They are similar to the pumpkin that I did in the fall, except I wrapped these in pink baker's twine and added some cute butterflie "stickers" that I found in my local dollar store.  The "Spring is here" bunny is from the Dollar Tree, although I'm pretty sure it would be fairly easy to reproduce. 

I added this tray to my coffee table.  The eggs are decoupaged with sheet music and "diamond dusted" for a little bit of shimmer. 

I'm usually not much of an artist, but I managed this chalk outline of a bunny.  This little vignette sits on the dresser in my kitchen. 

And that's about a it for easter/spring decor around here.  Although, I am sitting here typing and noticed that I still have snowflake votive holders out on the piano.  Maybe that's why it snowed the other night! 
I finished a chair up the other day, and hopefully will share that tomorrow, or the next day. 
Linking to:
Coastal Charm