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Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Week of Projects!

I have been so busy lately, I think every room has a different project going on in it. But I do think I thrive off of so much. I get so excited to start something new, I just can't wait to see what a piece will turn out like. SO here with the first pic- a darling pedestal table- i could not resist the feet, or the carved detail in the base and of course with my love for chairs could not leave the store without those four charmers. So with my fav- Heirloom white paint, i sanded-painted-distressed and re-upholstered in red-toile. 4th of July coming up so i thought the red toile would be good for shoppe.

Are these not so cute, one i came across and couldn't leave behind, and the other was given to me by my older brother Tim & his Wife Chrissy, the chair had belonged to her Mother.
I painted one in cream & one in heirloom white- barely distressing both-and because of Tea Party they both got upholstered in shades of pink fabric. I probably will swap out for another fabric as soon as i can decide. Aren't they just Darling, very dainty and sweet.

This little piano seat, the seat lifts up for storage, i thought was so cute, and practical -If i must say so myself. I painted- and added some padding-and a sheer thin red drapery fabric( that i cut up to use) My favorite fabrics are usually old drapes, table cloths, things like that- (all about re-purposing), but turned out just lovely.

Now this is so not my style at all- The Chair itself I love, but a Customer wanted me to just recover with the brown fabric, giving it a new and updated look, the old pink fabric was torn, the arms were pretty worn & it didn't match her decor.
One of my first upholstery jobs at my new shoppe, I hope she likes it.
It is so hard to re-do or re-upholster a piece when it isn't your style.
 I so badly wanted to paint it. But nope, had to resist.
SO these are all of my past weeks projects- plus the party, Yikes what a week, but oh do i love it!!

And wait till you see what i just bought from my neighbor Wayne( he owns "The Shack") a lil- shop where he sells vintage records-tapes-8 tracks -movies books all $1.00 here next to my shoppe, I can't wait to show you!!!


  1. Wow, you sure have been busy! What fantastic results on all of your projects. Your upholstery work is excellent. I know what you mean about upholstering for someone else and not being able to choose the fabric...I had a run on people wanting navy blue lounge suites a while back.
    Have a great week.

  2. popping back by....just so you know~I adore your blog and your redo projects.

    Not just giving you lip service either......your makeovers are the best in bloggie land and I am hoping to see your work in person.

    This summer for daughter are going to try the Sacramento flea market....have you ever sold there?

    I hate to paint so bad.....wish I lived closer so I could have you paint my Mom's old dining room set and give me some ideas for fabric. If you ever get to Fresno....please let me know and we can hit some of the great thrift stores :)

  3. FabUlous!!!! I need to get up to your store SOON!

  4. How wonderful! A girl after my own heart what tremendous transformations!!


  5. Talented, talented, talented! I want you to come to my home and work your magic!! xo

  6. You do beautiful work. It takes an imagination to see the finished outcome. I also love to "have my way with furniture". But you have to be flexable. I hate that :)


  7. Wow you certainly have been busy! I adore that pedestal table and chairs, bravo.

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by, you have a lovely blog! You are a busy lady with all those projects, they all turn out so gorgeous! I'm your newest follower! Enjoy your day!

  9. Love all the pieces... especially the pedestal table and chairs and the piano seat.

  10. thank you so much for your comments on my blog. i'm so happy that they lead me to yours! i am loving your projects! you make me want to buy an old chair to fix up! i am now following you, too!

    happy monday


  11. Thank you SO much for your kind words, and thanks for visit me so I found YOU :)

  12. Thanks for becoming a follower, Karryann. You are so talented. Love the work you do.....Christine

  13. Beautiful work, what a transformation... your very talented!!! I wanted to thank you for visiting our blog, and for your sweet comments, hope you will visit again!!! I tried to join you as a follower but it didn't work, I will try again later. Blessings~~~Daphne

  14. I love all the re-upholstery jobs. I have been trying to dip my toes in that water. It was wonderful meeting you as well, me and mom will be back down wednesday!

  15. You did a fab job on the piano seat! I love your fabric choice!

  16. Prices were GREAT at the PCC Flea Market. I am SO looking forward to going again soon :)

  17. The dining set update is great. Don't you just love the miracle of paint? Projects like these are perfect for my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

    I would like to invite you to visit the cottage, and join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:


    You can get the details here:

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage