A few months ago I began working on a set of chairs for an all-white glamorous kitchen. And, the chairs needed to included these elements: French, color, grain sack, multiple fabrics, and distressed wood. This was a tall order indeed! Continue reading “Colorful Chairs for an All-White Kitchen”
If you’ve been paying attention lately, you might have noticed a common theme with me—it all begins with the chairs. That’s what works for me anyway. Back in December, a friend opened a quaint pie shop here in town, Papi’s Pies. At that point, the idea was just to get it open so it could start bringing in some income.
Recently, I had a client who wanted a shabby chic look for her new dining space, but she just couldn’t come to terms with the idea of using old grainsacks. Sure, she wanted an authentic look, but the thought of sitting on used (and possibly dirty) grainsacks wasn’t her cup of tea.
So, we went to work hunting down a few stencils to make our own grainsack. One was a stripe stencil and the other had the design. Then we selected just the right shade of hemp fabric. If you’ve never used stencils on fabric, it’s the easy thing in the world. Here’s how you do it.
Well, it’s finally happened. My oldest daughter has gone off to college this past weekend. Am I really old enough for this to happen? Obviously, yes. It’s truly a bittersweet time for us left at home, but we are excited for her.
A couple of months ago we bought her bedding: a super cute Martha Stewart line called Whim! It’s a dark grey with gold, black, and light grey dots. She wasn’t interested in decorating her dorm, so I backed off and left it alone. Then, a week ago when I saw her spray painting stuff for her desk and wall, I realized that she really did want some cute things for her room. So, I got right to work on a chair (of course) and some art to hang above her dorm room desk. I just so happened to have this small French chair ready for a makeover. Continue reading “The Dorm Room Makeover”
I often get this question from my clients: How much can I expect to spend on fabric? And, my reply often begins with: It depends on which fabric you choose.
Reclaimed wood is all the rage now! And why not? Just a small piece of this salvage adds interest to any type of space, be it your kitchen, living area, bath, or bedroom. No matter what your sense of style—industrial, eclectic, classic, beach, farmhouse, etc.—reclaimed wood can be that little something extra to make your space unique. Here’s a few reasons to consider using it in your space.
What is it about grain sack chairs that appeals to many of us? Is it the feeling of past years gone by—perhaps a bit of nostalgia? Whatever it is, these chairs are more popular than ever. You wouldn’t believe the amount of people contacting me to customize grain sack chairs for their own homes. I’ve done dark frames and light ones with all sorts of color schemes. Continue reading “Loving Those Grain Sack Chairs”
A few weeks ago I spied this dirty old pallet in a nearby junk store. I was so tempted to buy it at just $10, but I left empty handed. After getting home, I realized how I could use it. Some dear friends were getting married and we offered to host the reception at our house. What a perfect sign this would be to greet guests as they arrive! Continue reading “Transforming an Antique Pallet into Art”