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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Couldn't Wait - I Painted My New Chair

Ok you know how it is, you get something new and you just have to play.  I love my new chair, but I thought the frame was just a little too light gray for what I wanted.  This room is going to get a complete makeover little by little and my new chair is part of that makeover.  I am thrilled with the style and size of the chair, I need smaller furniture in here and this works really well.  I am going for a little more modern look for this room, so I am trying to find timeless pieces that have a "Modern Transitional" feel.

Here is the chair before I painted it. Really pretty but a lot more light gray than I want.

Since it is a painted frame and done in an antique finish, adding a little more of an antique vibe to it was just what it needed.  I got out my craft paints - 2 shades of brown & 1 charcoal gray and did some dry brushing.  I love this technique because if you don't like what you have going on you can just paint over it.   Now I think the finish is much better for my style. I wanted sort of a driftwood look.




Here it is in the room.  Love it.  I removed the wicker chair and kept the brown Louis style chair.  These are much smaller in scale and fit the room size better.  I think they will go with my more modern style sofa that is coming too.    I am going to refinish the frame on the Louis chair and reupholster it also, I just need some time. (Of course painting or replacing that console is on my list too.)

I also got some other pretty decor pieces for Christmas.  Love the new camel velvet pillow and my new table top accessories too.  The horn is a fabulous piece, it is such a great accent piece.


Isn't this a pretty concrete horse head, love it.


They are both great accessories for this room.






If you missed my post about this amazing consignment shop that I found the chair in, you can check it out here.

Now all I need is time and money, no problem - right?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

407th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 407th Inspire Me Tuesday.  You guys are definitely in the cleaning, purging, decorating and room makeover mood.  Wow last week we had so much to see.  Here is a small sample.

I love a fabulous makeover and one that solves a tiny space and looks amazing is even better.  You have to go see this GORGEOUS tiny bedroom makeover by Grillo Designs.


If you want to know how to live large in a small space, check out this Dancing Dog Cabin Reveal.  Can you believe all this chic and stylish living was created in 384 sf.


I think we all love to see a really fast simple makeover of a thrifty find.  A slipcover that doesn't look like a slipcover is always fabulous.  Southern Curated shared a must read of how she made this wonderful ottoman slipcover.


I have lived in some really small homes and some really big ones.  Even though my home is medium sized now, some rooms are small and I need some tips for how to decorate them.  AKA Designs has some wonderful tips in her post - 10 Small Space Decorating Ideas.


Some of us are still in the cleaning mode of things and I for one love for my sink to look fabulous.  It is part of the jewelry of my kitchen.  Magical Mama shared her tip for getting her stainless steel sink sparkling.

Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

My New Chair & Consignment Shopping

There are some really amazing places around here to do some thrifty shopping and one of my favorites is a place called Furniture Affair.  (It is at 7th st. & Bell rd for those living around here. ) They have a fabulous place with upscale furniture and accessories.  I think just about any style can be found here from Farmhouse to modern.  I thought you might like to go on a shopping trip with me and see what they have.  Every piece of furniture or accessory in the store is pristine.  They have a mix of new and consignment.



This was the display as I walked in the door.  I LOVE those two hot pink chairs.  They are so pretty and for $99 for the armless one and $129 for the one with arms, pretty great prices.  That cute little gray tuxedo loveseat is only $299.


If you are into farmhouse, that hutch is huge and gorgeous.  I didn't get the price on that.


 They have tons of pillows and accessories too.


 For the person that loves modern, then you would really like that chest.  It is only $149.


 They have a lot of art too.  I found several fabulous horse prints and somehow don't have a picture of them.


 This shows how big this place is.  So much to choose from.








 I absolutely love that big tufted ottoman.  It was only $199.





 How about those crazy bar stools.  Fun don't you think.


 There is so much to choose from and the prices are really good.

Now want to see what I found?  My daughter and I were shopping right before Christmas and she found a desk chair she wanted for her new house and I saw this really pretty chair that I liked.  She bought it for me as a Christmas gift.  It was $99.


You all know that I am working on plans for redoing the family room, so this is my jumping off  start of the new design.  I plan on painting my console in a driftwood finish, new shutters for the windows and redoing the brown chair next to the console.  I also have a new sofa coming and then some new recliners a little later on.

First things first - I am going to do a little painting on the frame of the chair to give it a little bit darker finish.  I will show you as I get it done.

This room will have to come together piece by piece, but I think it will be fabulous when done.  I just have to be patient and save up.

Hope you had fun shopping, that place is amazing.


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