Friday, October 28, 2016

Re-upholstering Dining Room Chairs

Awhile back, I repainted an old queen anne cherry table and chair set.  It was the first few pieces of furniture my husband and I bought when we were married.
I painted the table in a cocoa color with cream chairs and a cocoa wash.  I finished it with some gold gilding around the edges.  You can see the whole post here.   It came out super pretty but the chair pads needed a makeover of their own.
Thanks to my super talented home design friend, I picked out a beautiful cream and taupe pattern that goes perfectly while adding texture and sophistication to the room.  All chair pads unscrew from underneath and you can use the old fabric as your pattern on your new fabric.  
Above is before......and below is after.  
The lighting in these pictures isn't great...but you get the point.  We went from this....
To this!
Such a huge transformation.....and so easy to do!  You can be sure...that chest in the back is getting a makeover too.  :)

Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Painting Brass - Try A Chandelier

Awhile back, my sister-in-law (and very dear friend) brought me a brass lamp to paint.  I want you to know, you can paint almost anything you have at home and make it beautiful.  So don't throw away those old brass lamps!
I painted this using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - which you don't have to use...but because this is a paint that adheres without priming, it was my paint of choice.
I painted this a french linen with some old white added to it.  Then I used some clear and dark wax.
The end result is a very soft lamp with a warm look.  
This was the lamp drying in a corner of my house, but I'm sure it is going to look great above the dining room.  It almost looks and has the texture of wood.  Pretty!

Have a great week!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Mackenzie-Childs Chest - with Knobs

Awhile back, I was working on a chest I called Alice In Wonderland.  You can see the whole post right here.  Several of you have reminded me that I have not posted the completed chest with the new knobs.   You are here you go!  Here is the completely finished piece.

Didn't she turn out great?  This has to be one of my all time favorite pieces.  This chest sits with a view of a fabulous lake behind it in SC.  The fish knobs are just perfect!

I'm working on a few more Mackenzie-Child's inspired pieces that I will be posting soon.  I hope you are eating lots of apple pie and enjoying this fabulous fall weather!