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.)
photo (17)
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:

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

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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

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

    Amy
    www.11magnolialane.com

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. 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

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  12. 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

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  19. 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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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

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

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

    ReplyDelete
  25. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Cute pillow...LOVE the flowers!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips