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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little Chair Before and After

Hi everyone, I've been busy this week sewing and painting for a show my sister-in-law and I are participating in this upcoming weekend. It is a fundraiser for the football team at Olathe South, where my kids went to high school.  A group of mom's whose sons are players put the show together and there should be about 55 vendors, not bad for the first year. I will have some painted pieces, pillows and the doggie bling collar covers there along with some home decor items. Hopefully there will be a good turn out and even more hopefully people will like my things. I wanted to share the before and after of this cute little chair I did for the show.

I liked the wood and wasn't sure I wanted to paint it at first, but decided to go ahead since it is petite. I thought it would look darling as a desk chair in a little girls room, or as a vanity or accent chair. The seat cushion was in sad shape, I couldn't wait to rip that off!
Here she is after paint, sanding and paste wax.
I chose a cream and tan toile for the seat. I hate when I make something to sell and then start thinking I want to keep it.
I've been making some pillows for the show as well. These pillows are in the cream quilted fabric I used to make the slip covered chair I showed in a previous post.  I took pictures of the pillow process and plan to do a tutorial hopefully next week.
Well I better get going I've got lots more to do. Hold a good thought for me this weekend.
I am joining in on Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday


  1. THAT is the prettiest tan toile I have ever seen and adding the pillow with the ruffle on it is sweet touch. Good Job!
    Mel's Cabin always enjoys inspirational blogs!

  2. What a great transformation on the chair! I am a new follower to your blog. Can't wait to see more. Come visit us at www.willowcreeks.blogspot.com

  3. This is so pretty! Would you be willing to link up to my Thrifty Thursdays?


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