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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yostie Award

What a pleasant surprise I found in my mailbox award from Lisha over at One House One Couple.  

Ya know what that means?...I get to award someone too! I enjoy so many blogs on a daily basis that it is hard to choose, but recently I found a blog that I just LOVE...
...Embracing Change. 
Stacey is a fabulous blogger who accomplishes so many gorgeous projects. Please hop over and visit Stacey, and tell her I said, "Hi". 
Here are a couple of her most scrumptious projects...

Old Doors Rock my World- You have to see how Stacey took an old door and made the most beautiful won't believe this transformation!
Dresser Makeover- This dresser is part a room makeover that you can not miss. Stacey took a free dresser and made it a real show stopper!

And now it is Stacey's turn to pass on the are the rules...
  • First of all, you need to choose a blog that you’ve really been enjoying lately.
  • Go submit the blog you chose at the Yostie Blog Award Hall of Fame.
  • Then write a blog post honoring the blog you chose.
  • You must include two of your favorite blog posts from that blog to link to.
  • The post must include these rules.
  • Include the Yostie button html code somewhere in your sidebar:
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Paisley Love

Hey y'all! In case you missed it I was a guest over at "Project Queen". I had so much fun sharing with Mandy and all her followers.  So, what did I share? My first chair makeover..... I have at least a dozen chairs stored here and there, but I finally got busy and fixed one up. This is one of three chairs that I picked up for FREE on Craigslist...gotta love CL. Unfortunately, I couldn't decide what  to do with em' , and so they sat in the garage forevvver. Then it occurred to me that I didn't have to make a final decision....I could keep my options open by just tackling one, and see if I like it. Liking a lot of different styles can make it hard to make a decor decision y'all have that problem? Finally motivated to get moving, here is where I started...
A little dirty and beat up...but cute
Great details
Nice legs
She had a few "dings", and I hate to sand, so out came the homemade chalk paint. Don't get me wrong, I love Annie's chalk paint, but since I have a budget I make my own...
 and you can can get the recipe HERE.
After removing the seat and tightening up all the screws, I brushed on the first coat...
Needs more cleaning
Screws tightened
First coat on
While the chair dries, I worked on the new seat. Recently I found a curtain, and the fabric was just what I was looking for...bright, bold, and durable (the lining makes it heavier). The cushion was left over from another project, so I just cut it to fit and secured it with spray this...
Love this fabric
Cushion cut
Spray and press...done!
I used the seat as a template and cut the fabric leaving a six inch border. There was quite a bit of extra fabric to cut off, but too much is better than not enough, right? To finish off the seat I stapled each side in the middle...pulling tight, and working out to the corners. 

 Once the seat was finished I got back to the chair. Usually I just distress pieces a little bit, but on this project I wanted to try a more distressed look. I sanded, sanded some more and then finished up with a coat of wax...
The only step left....put her together and take her picture.....Here she is..."Paisley Love". Tell me what you think...I really do love hearing from all of you! One down, two to go, so give your input on the other two...same?, different? change this one?...Just share!

Thanks for visiting....I love hearing from y'all so share your thoughts....

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