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I am pretty new to blogging, but I love reading blogs and looking at all of the creative ideas other cottage lovers have! I love thrifting, vintage items, and entertaining. I am also trying to start my own business, using my very own creativity. I make little girls Tutu's and I love making fun creative signs. I am learning to sew and can't wait to create with you! I am working on new inventory for the new year, so I will be updating it as much as I can!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chair fufify project!

Who would have ever thought refinishing a chair could be so much fun!

I found this chair at a garage sale for 5 dollars.  It was navy blue with a gold and red checkered fabric. (Wish I had taken a before picture)  I followed instructions from My Romantic Home for painting furniture and it turned out beautifully!

I sanded the color down as much as I could ( I didn't have any paint stripper and was too excited to wait to get it)
I primed the chair and painted.  It took around 3 total coats, I lightly sanded, and glazed the chair with a nutmeg color.  I actually had this pretty peice of toile, so in total I spent about 12 dollars! 

I think it looks pretty good and I would love to have more projects just like this! 

This little lovely will be heading down to my booth space tomorrow and I plan - I say plan, because my 18 month old will be with me - to take some snap shots of my booth space and of my favorite booth.

Well, I hope all of you are having as much success with your projects as I am!

*** I am editing this post, because I had not read My Romantic Home, before posting.   I just read it and if you have a few minutes so should you.  It is super insperational and a testament to what we all should be doing!

1 comment:

  1. Very Pretty! I love toile fabric and I don't think it's used enough. There is something very regal about it. I think it looks really lovely with your choice of paint color. Good job!