SWEET FRENCH CHAIRS~
Linen Chair Cover/Great Tag Sale Find - $2
If you've followed my blog for any time at all then you've probably noticed I have painted almost all (well actually it is ALL!) the furniture in my home white. Cottage White from Behr (Home Depot) to be exact! If the truth be known I'm loving painted furniture more than ever. Every once in a while someone will say to me "I can't believe you painted that!" My response is always the same "I love to paint things for my home and I will never stop doing it!" It's my personal belief that white is very easy to take care of and if something truly terrible happens to something I love then I just get my paint out and touch the 'damage' up with a quick swipe of my paint brush!
~A GREAT PATTERN FOR MAKING MORE~
(humm...needs a bit of pressing!)
This morning I was able to step back a bit and really savor the hard work my guy has put in over the past twenty four to thirty six months inside our La Chaumière de Briarwood. We've wanted wood flooring for so long now, but so much had to be done before they could even be dreamed about... Even our kitchen remodel was put on hold as we planned in advance the changes that first needed to take place. When you do most of the work yourself one can't just snap their fingers and have it done. Our kitchen is truly outdated and more than a tad bit dysfunctional. Typical galley-style kitchen of the 1970's one could say...
~So FRENCH CHARMING~
Changes take time when you do nearly all the work yourself!
And they take money! Lots of money!
~HOW IT'S MADE - A BETTER VIEW~
Over the weekend my guy and I took some time off from our home-projects and did a little bit of junking! My two favorite finds of the day were a stack of four vintage Victoria Magazines (I had all but one) for $3 and a Victoria Coffee Table Book for $2.
Next came the linen chair cover you see above for $2. I've made covers before for my formal dining room and love how they came out. But...they were a lot more detailed and so I'm going to use this one for a pattern for the chairs in our breakfast room (the French ones you see above). The cover wasn't custom-made but came from China... The original tag was on it, too! ($79...yeah...that's what I said!) Tomorrow or Friday I'm going to hunt down some linen and set about making covers for all the chairs...such fun!
~GREAT ANTIQUE LIGHTING~
Now...sometime back I snagged this great pair of antique wall lights/sconces for $5 (for both)! I never had my guy hang them because they needed to be hard-wired and I couldn't decide where I wanted them to go!
~PERFECT SPACE FOR LIGHTING~
Well...now that the wall is out I finally have a place for them! Once the door opening is framed out they will look perfectly lovely up near the accent molding you see above... Maybe over a vintage mirror or picture??? Yummm!
FROM VICTORIA MAGAZINE BOOK
Isn't this a sweet cabinet? Loving the whites!
~ALSO FROM VICTORIA~
Here's another shot in the book I just love...
Hope your day is wonderful! I'm off to look around blogland for a bit and then will be back in my
A Gathering Place Studio
Love to you...