Monday, November 22, 2010

~PINK ROSE CHAIRS and Thrify Cottage Sheers~


Last Friday I drove across town to pick up our Miss K from school for a weekend at Nana's house.  Excited about her spending more than a few hours with my Mr. AGPMan and I, it's always a thrill for us to have her for more than just a day...especially during the school year.  I planned on getting her Christmas pictures taken as a little gift for her Momma and Daddy, doing some baking together AND while she was off doing what little eight year old girls do, I was going to attempt to get my home ready for Thanksgiving!  

I'm a list maker and my To-Do-List was getting really long! we headed back towards my La Chaumière de Briarwood we drove right by one of my favorite second hand shops in Oklahoma City.  I rarely get over to that side of town with my favorite little girl in tow so I convinced her the two of us needed to stop in for a look around.  After scanning aisle after aisle we walked towards the far back to take a look at the racks of old linens, fabric, tablecloths and draperies.  It isn't often I stumble upon great finds in this department, but sometimes!

After flipping through a bunch of 1985 looking junk interesting stuff I came upon a clothes hanger that held what looked to me to be a big wad of sheer soft white fabric.  As I pawed through the layers of fabric I realized there were two 105" panels (my trusty measuring tape is ALWAYS with me!) and they were each 20 feet across.  They were custom made, had pinch pleated tops, weighted sides and were absolutely perfectly made.  With just a little bit of effort I knew they would look great hanging in my home!

Now...for the past 6 months I've been dragging my feet over making new Sheers for our family room.  Earlier in the year I had moved the pretty linen curtains that hung at the windows into our refashioned formal dining room and since that time the windows had remained bare.  Let it be said!  I HATE making window treatments and do them ONLY if I'm forced to.  Plus, working with Sheer fabric is a total pain and I avoid it at all costs.  

Anyway...I purchased the curtains and couldn't wait to snip off the pleats and restyle the header with a casing.  Both panels together took me about an hour to refashion.  After that I soaked them in OxyClean and washed them on gentle cycle.  When I took them out from the washer they were absolutely stunning and now hang proudly in my home!

Wanna know the cost????  TWELVE (that would be $12.00 for both) little bucks!   Custom-made drapery sheers are VERY costly and the two panels have NO SEAMS which tells me they were made from premium fabric.  Later this week I'm going to hunt down some metal tie-backs which will make the curtains all the more lovely!

Now...remember the fabric I was trying to hunt down last summer?  My friend, Julie Marie from Idyllhours helped me find just enough! freshly upholstered chairs were finally delivered this weekend and I'm over the moon happy with how they came out!  Totally cottage chic and WHOOT! WHOOT! :)

Hope you had an awesome weekend!  

Love to you...


chicroses said...

You were so lucky to find those lovely I use oxy-clean all the time. But your side chair is soooooo gorgeous.The fabric is breath taking. Sally

Denise@alloverroses said...

Rebecca your sheers came out beautiful! What a wonderful find. Your chair turned out gorgeous too. I LOVE the fabric. Your room looks very lovely!
Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

vintage girl at heart said...

What a deal and they look fabulous!!
Some thritin' finds are sooo meant to be!!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Your chairs and sheers look great. I have a wing back chair I picked up at a yard sale for $15.00! I cleaned it up and it looks great. I love the rosy fabric on it and your chairs.

Unknown said...

What a great find on those sheers.
and those chairs are heart pretty.
Happy Thanksgiving Week..

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love stories like this! Isn't it amazing what you can find out there? You have a beautiful blog header! I so much love the postal theme. Thanks so much for letting me know you dropped by! Have a wonderful holiday! It looks like you are well on your way! Jacqueline

Pellie / Penny said...

What a marvelously lucky find - Miss K must be your lucky charm. And they look so stunning up on your window.

Your chair is lovely too.


Julie Marie said...

Oooooh... I am so in love with how your beautiful chair turned out!!! I want to come just sit there and sip tea and chat with you!... They are beautiful!... and your sheers look so gorgeous, you are so creative repurposing pretty to you and a Happy Thanksgiving... please give little Miss K a big hug from me... xoxo Julie Marie

Cathy said...

What a great find!! My heart just goes pitter, patter when I am out junkin and find a great treasure!! Your room looks wonderful.........
Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy aka GGJ

Sonya Badgley said...

Oohhh,what a find!The sheers are just beautiful! Your chair is absolutely beautiful!! The fabric is just perfect...I can just sit and stare at it. Your room is looks so comfy and you.
I'm so glad you got to spend the weekend with your dear Miss K.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca, Your sheers are gorgeous! What a great price.You could never in a million years find them in a store for that price.I love your beautiful chair!You did good .


Unknown said...

Sooooo beautiful!!! You had your little muse (Miss K) with you so you did good! LOL They are perfect!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from New Jersey!

Julie Harward said...

Hi, thanks for your visit. I love to shop like this too..just love to find that great deal! They look really pretty and I love the chair so much too! Come say hi any time :D

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty! I LOVE your chair, Miss Rebecca! Love the pretty roses!
My uncle just moved to Florida from Oklahoma City where he has lived for years. He is originally from Canada's east coast like me and he became a very successful business man while in OK. I thought perhaps someday I would get down there to visit him but never did. I guess the chances of you and I ever meeting up has gotten very slim. Oh well...
Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.


NanaDiana said...

Oh-Your chairs are soooo beautiful. I love fabric..that just had Rebecca written all over it! So glad you got to spend the whole day with your little Miss! What did she think of the thrift store? And I LOVE those sheers-what a deal~ I hate working with that material too~ Hugs- Diana

Deanna said...

Dearest Rebecca,
So happy for you and this beautiful find!
Happy Thanksgiving to you,
d from homehaven

Rose said...

sounds you hit the jackpot with the sheers. they look good. take care rose

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) What a wonderful find in those gorgeous and dreamy sheers! They look perfect hanging in your beautiful home ~ and the chair, oh my! How gorgeous did that turn out!!

I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I am completely in love with those pretty lucky you were to come across such a deal!! They look beautiful! And your recovered chair is SO pretty and so my style! It really turned out lovely!

Hope you had a wonderful day with Miss K. Have an even better week and a blessed Thanksgiving!


Theresa said...

Love that beautiful ROSE chair! Gorgeous! Hope you enjoy your new window treatments, great job and great price WITH your added touches! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Winchester Manor said...

Hi Gorgeous!

Your sheers look beautiful...what a fantastic find!

Swoon...what a fabulous chair and so happy you found such lovely fabric with the help of the incredible Julie Marie!


Mari said...




Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca!
I love your sheers and the pretty floral chairs! They both look perfect in your beautiful home.


Anonymous said...

Oh the chair is gorgeous Ms.R!! I would plunk my hiney right down in for my devotional reading each day and be hard pressed to move. I have not even taken pictures of my finds yet but boy did we hit payday at the local jaunts this past friday. I'm behind and more than slow trying to catch up. You know, it seems like yesterday Miss K was only 6. Phew... slow down nelly. It's going so fast. Hugs. Tammy

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Honey, I lurve your new chairs!! They are just my style!!!
I know what you mean about sewing the sheer fabric....too gross!! I have not bought new drapes or curtains in many years. I just pick up vintage stuff when I see it and modify it to please me...or my curtain rods!!! LOL!! I am keeping my eyes peeled for some vintage velvet drapes....rose coloured of course!!!!
Drop in when you can!
Love and warm hugs, Laura

Tanza said...

Hi Sweet ~r~,
WHAT !!! Those actually look custom made for your windows !! You were blessed with that buy !! Incredible .. NOW, for that chair fit for a princess !! What a gorgeous, PeRfEct piece for your room .. It really is a treat, and all the roses .. yummers !! I want to see the whole room tho, I'n confused where everything is !! You always changing up on me ..
Now, I KNOW you will be in a magazine .. Everything is just picture PeRfEcT ~

Have a happy evening sweet one, and we will chat more soon ..
Big RoSey HuGs ~tea~ xo

Kerrie said...

I love the chair!!! I really enjoy your blog, it makes me smile just to see your banner when it comes up! Kerrie

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Rebecca! What a steal, girl! They look absolutely beautifulllll!!!!! And your chair is stunning! I can see why you are so very thrilled! :)

xoxo laurie

Moments of Grace said...


How lovely are your sheers. What a wonderful buy you found. I love the way sheers soften a window. They are beautiful indeed. And, oh, how i love the chairs. The fabric turned out absolutely breathtaking.

Haven't heard from you in a while, but have been enjoying all your lovely posts. Can't wait to see what you are up to next. LOL

Blessings to you and your family for a most happy Thanksgiving.

In Grace,

Home and Heart said...

Your home is oh-so lovely!!! Thank you for another peek, and congrats on the awesome find!!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh that rose covered chair is stunning! The whole room looks so charming, warm, soft and inviting. I love the wicker plant stand behind the chair too, and the way the linens are folded so neatly to show on the shelves.

This should be a magazine picture!


Anonymous said...

Rebecca....what a find!!! The sheer drapes are wonderful and look beautiful on your windows! Like made for YOU!!
And your newly covered chair is gorgeous.....I would love to have a Christmas tour of your home during the holidays!! I bet I'd walk around with my mouth dropped open and smiling at the same time!
LOL Totally in awe of your talent for creating THE most beautiful things!
Happy Holidays, sweet friend, Francy

Unknown said...

Hey Sweets!
Dontcha just love how GOD drops things into our laps, when we least expect it? Over and over again he has done that for me and I can see he has for you! Those are his lil blessings! Especially when they are a great deal!

You'll have to stop by and visit my tea post, as the same type of thing happened to me last week! Gods little way of showing he loves me.

You are blessed and a blessing sweet friend!

Marica said...

Ciao cara Rebecca, tutto magnifico!!!

Un bacione grandissimo.))))


My Pink Boutique said...

Beautiful chairs and a great find for the windows! You are blessed! :)

Love your blog. Keep up the good work!


MountainBlessings said...

Beautiful! The room is so soft and inviting. I am new to your blog and had so much fun looking at everything. Thanks for sharing. Marla (a former okie)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful room, Rebecca! Love the sheers and the chair, too! Can't wait to see your holiday decor!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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