4.23.2012

(Another) Before & After Chair

I'm slowly starting to redecorate our guest room in a color scheme that flows better with the rest of our house.  Believe it or not, the guest room as it stands today is almost an exact replica of my bedroom in my first college apartment.  I have the same furniture, much of the same bedding and the same pictures and accessories.  I only updated the wall color when we moved (knowing that I wanted to redo the rest) and added a new rug.

The first project on the long list was to trade the red on this sweet chair to BLUE!  Annie Sloan's Duck Egg blue to be exact.

Here's the before...
February 2012 209
February 2012 210
Armed with two tiny paint brushes, mother and I simply painted over the red with the blue in no time at all. I then glazed the whole chair with clear wax, dabbed on dark wax over the blue parts and then buffed. I think both the before and after are equally as gorgeous. But the after will go with my plans for the room MUCH better!

And speaking of the after, here she is (along with a sneak peek of the room)…
March 2012 368 copy
March 2012 373 copy
As for that gorg little pillow sitting in the smartly painted chair, that’s something I dreamt up in the shower one morning.  (I tell you what, I don’t get to shower every day but when I do they are long and fruitful.)  Mother whipped up the pillow cover out of left over fabric from my den drapes (Basha Dot fabric has been discontinued.)  I then attached these burlap rosettes (purchased on sale at AC Moore for $1.50 each) and further embellished with bedazzled brooches from Macy’s (a steal at $7 a piece after a one day sale and coupon.)
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March 2012 375 copy
So excited to finish up some other projects and have a big reveal!!  Stay tuned!!
xoxo


So flattered for the feature at Savvy Southern Style!





30 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

The chair is gorgeous! What a creative idea you have for the rosettes. The pillow is great too. Megan

Dotti said...

Yes, that was an easy and fun project. That painting job turned out well, with your guidance about where to put the blue paint. And your idea of "good enough" is actually "plain fabulous" in my book!

Amanda said...

I love the chair. I am trying to get up the nerve to try a painting project. And the brooch on the pillow has me swooning!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chair is absolutely stunning. I love it. The pillow is fabulous too, what a great idea for the design. Hugs, Marty

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the chair and can't wait to see the rest of the room. I am impressed at the number of things you get done! No wonder you don't have time to shower!
-Shelley

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

I love it--especially the pillow and the colors. What a great solution for jazzing up the pillow.

Amy
www.11magnolialane.com

NanaDiana said...

I love that chair! The pillow is wonderful, too. I love the bit of bling in the flowers. xo Diana

catherine said...

I love how your chair turned out. I can't wait to see the whole room completed. I might be getting ahead, I am in love with your curtain fabric that you can see in the background behind the chair. Could you share your source? Thanks, Catherine

catherine said...

I love how your chair turned out. I can't wait to see the whole room completed. I might be getting ahead, I am in love with your curtain fabric that you can see in the background behind the chair. Could you share your source? Thanks, Catherine

Lindsey Cazac said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!


This chair is perfection!!

Dixie Delights said...

Catherine, The fabric is Marrakesh in Cobblestone. I'll definitely talk more about it in the big reveal :-)

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks stunning! The added "flair" on the pillow was a stroke of genius too. :-) Can't wait to see the entire reveal as I know it will be gorgeous!
Vanessa

Judy said...

I love those burlap rosettes...our AC Moore closed a few years ago but I'll bet you could find them at some other hobby store.

Love your chair re-do....I still haven't bit the bullet for the ASCP but I'm thinking of trying my hand at making my own.

xoxo,
Judy

Pam said...

LOVE the pillow!

Lifein1000sqft said...

Love the burlap flower's and the chair is right up my alley, great job!

Lifein1000sqft said...

Love the burlap flower and the chair is right up my alley, great job!

Patti said...

This chair is lovely...and the pillow is decorated to perfection!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great chair!...love the change in the color...and the broaches really add fantastic bling!!...Love those aha moments!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That chair is gorgeous! Love what you did with it and the pillow too:)

Ron said...

The Uptown Acorn adores your chair and cannot wait for the room reveal. Your rooms are always put together perfectly. I too love your new colors, fabrics, etc. Miss my Dixie Belles so much. xoxoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love what you did to the chair. That is the same exact chair like my bench in the great room. All the same details. Must be by the same company. Love the pillow, too and I did not know you can buy premade burlap flowers. Cool.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love the chair transformation! Adding bling to the pillow is fabulous. Hugs, Sherry

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Pillows from drapes ... how very Scarlet O'Hara and Sound of Music of you!

Love the burlap & bling addition!

Thanks so much for linking up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

:)

Linda

Veronica said...

"Its gorgeous and I love those burlap flowers to bits!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Veronica said...

"Its gorgeous and I love those burlap flowers to bits!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Judy said...

I just love what the duck egg blue did for that chair. What a difference. I love the pillow with the embellishments you added as well. Very chic. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cute pillow...LOVE the flowers!!!

Blessings,
Linda

KCoake said...

The chair is great... well done. I love the pillow. I never would have thought to add those to the pillow. It looks amazing.

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

Awesome Makeover!! I can't wait to see the whole room. Your pillow is gorgeous, by the way. Thanks for linking it up!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love the pattern on the caning ~ the perfect piece for chalk paint. Nice job!
Heidi :)

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