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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Little French Find!

I've been haunting Good Will and Savers lately looking for just the right piece of furniture to try a Miss Mustard Seed paint finish on. I wanted to try one of her signature pieces with a stained top and painted and glazed bottom.  I ran into GW the other day and headed straight to the back were the furniture is. When I got to the middle of the store I spotted the perfect little piece. There were tons of people there that day for some reason and furniture there seems to go fast, so I kind of jogged the rest of the way over there and grabbed the tag. Yeah, it was mine!

 Is it just me or does your heart start racing a little when you find just what you've been looking for?

Here she is in progress. I had to give you a sneak peak before it's finished.

I also found this great chair at a garage sale awhile back and am trying to decide what to do with it. I want to reupholster it and I was thinking it might be fun to have a monogram done on the back rest of the chair.

It's in good shape except for the fabric which I think had some major sun rot.
I always seem to be drawn to interesting legs and I'm a sucker for claw and ball feet.

I'm not sure what to do for the finish on the arms and legs. I'm thinking maybe a brushed whitewash look? I'm conflicted. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on a finish for the arms and legs.
                                                                 Enjoy the day!


  1. Jodie that is beautiful furniture. Can't wait to see what you do with it. A monogram sounds wonderful. I have an embroidery machine but it won't do anything large enough .. check with your local sewing machine dealer like Bernina.. mine does embroidery for hire w/ a large machine. That might be cheaper than having an upholster to do it. (you probably have something in mind already) The lines of the chair and table I love.

  2. Love that little table can't wait to see what you do.

  3. Hi-
    What great finds!
    I have a similar end table I need to do something to.
    Now I am inspired.

    I am a new follower.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint


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