Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Chairs" to you!
Okay, that was a little silly~ all right, very silly! But I really struggle with making catchy post titles... (I'm sure you know that for sure now!) :)
I recovered these chairs this weekend in ticking~ I love ticking!~ I didn't like the other fabric I first put on after painting them, and this is much, much better! :)
I always forget to take before pictures,
but this time I am saved by the fact that I have four of these chairs~ and two left to sand, paint, and recover! Isn't the "before" fabric horrid on this chair? I shudder at the sight! It sure really clashes with my yellow walls...oh, and yes, we still do not have moulding in this room. Most of the house didn't when we bought it, and what moulding there was, we had to rip out because it was terrible...
Max is a little cranky with me because I disturbed his nap by dragging this chair to this corner for a picture... Anyway, I guess this is a good enough "before" picture. I found these chairs four for $25 at a little tent sale an antique store was having, and although I didn't care for the "8" shape on the back of the chair, I liked the overall style and swooped them up! It was a good price. :) Recovering chairs with seats you can remove is one of the quickest ways to change the whole look of a chair, and it isn't hard at all! :)
I got a fun "inside" garden idea from The Pleasures of Homemaking. I removed the ivy from this teacup and planted a primrose inside of it. (You can't see the handle of the teacup in this picture...oh well, it's too late to fix it!) With my indoor ivy, I just keep it in it's little plastic pot and place that inside of whatever pretty container I'm using. But this time I actually "potted" the plant. I know it's probably bad for water drainage, but it's only for spring anyway! I love this primroses, especially in red!
Tomorrow I am going to ORGANIZE my closets! Or, at least, I am going to start. One of our bedroom closets is a walk-in that we are planning to eventually turn into a little craft room for me, hopefully this spring if all goes well...sometimes things just don't get done as quickly as we think they will! It will be a smaller project, but it requires me going through the closet and sorting through things that will be stored in other places, etc. At this point I'm just cleaning it up in there, not painting or doing anything big yet. I need to finish our dining room first. And I promise I won't forget to show you pictures! :)
I hope you are having a great week! :) Have a blessed, peaceful night! :)