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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Musical Table

I forgot to share this sassy musical table because a friend saw it in progress and snatched it up right away!

I took a small wood table from the Restore in La Crosse and dressed it up with a glossy black finish on the bottom and cream on the top. Then I recruited musical friends to dig up a pile of unused sheet music for me.  I ripped the pages across, separating each line of the page. Then I separated a few of them down further into single, double, or triple measures.

Starting in the middle, I used a decoupage to adhere the smallest pieces, working my way to the outer edge in a circular pattern and using bigger pieces as I went. When it was all said and done, I used a clear coat polyacrylic to protect the top surface from damage. I think she turned out lovely. I hope she is happy in her new home and will be around for years to come.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lovely Curvy Table and Chairs

My most recent project came to me a few weeks ago via Savvy Home Consignments. The curvy table and chairs on the left came into their store and I had the fortune of adding my own creative flair to it.
I finished the four side chairs in a deep teal called Lagoon and added a black glaze finish for that antiqued look. It really brings out the beautiful detail on the chair backs! The white and grey chevron fabric coordinates with the Winter Gray color I picked for the table. The table also has the antiqued glaze finish.  Isn't she cute?

The captain's chairs are finished as a separate pair in a stone grey with antiqued finish and a yellow and grey upholstery with a circle design.  Super casual for a tight living space.

If you're interested in checking them out in person, they were delivered to Savvy Home Consignments today and are available for purchase now SOLD!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Aubergine Art

In my excitement to start working on this chair, I forgot to take a before picture. I do that so often! So you have to imagine the before picture with dirtier wood and a dirty, blue vinyl seat. Yuck! 

When I saw it for sale, I was drawn in by it's modern clean lines. It really appeals to my aesthetic. I started this project shopping for an artsy fabric to match the bold style of the chair. I think I found a winner! The very next day I stopped by the home store to pick up a couple cans of aubergine spray paint.

That night I recovered the seat in less than a half hour and the next day the frame got cleaned and painted. I think she's absolutely beautiful! I really struggled with the decision to spray paint because the original wood was once so beautiful. So I'm really happy that the diamond pattern still comes through on the finished painted chair. 

I can see her living at a desk, in a craft or sewing room, or as a classy spot to pile clothes in the bedroom. I can't wait for someone to love it as much as I did for a brief time.

[This chair SOLD at Thrifty Pickin's.]

Monday, October 7, 2013

Super Cool Chair

I'm really excited about this little guy. I picked it up from a pole shed in the middle of nowhere for practically nothing. It was REALLY dirty, so it needed a little wipe down before I could even begin working on it.

After removing the back and seat and cutting new fabric, I set them aside to work on the frame. It had spots that I removed with the help of a little steel wool. Once I had it cleaned up the best I could, I used a chrome polish to make it shine. I love shiny chrome!

I attached the fabric to the seat and the seat to the frame. I pinned the back pieces together and set aside for an early morning sewing project.

This morning I had no problems sewing the pieces together and sliding it back over the back rest. Luckily the fabric has a little stretch, so it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. A line of staples along the bottom seam and the back was ready to be reattached.

This was a steal of a makeover project, financially and time wise, and I would assume I'll see a good return on my investment. But it's taking all of my willpower not to keep this beauty for myself!

This chair is available for purchase at Thrifty Pickin's.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Boudoir Chair

I found this little gal at the local thrift store and although I could see it needed spring work, I still fell in love with her curves.

So I figured out how to tie springs to rebuild the seat and I ripped out all the velvet upholstery and vinyl piping. I started over from the ground up and ended up with this silky satiny hot pink chair with sexy black cording fit for a boudoir. I hope someone will fall in love with it as much as I did!

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