Furniture

Furniture

I Buy Ugly Chairs

I Buy Ugly Chairs

We have a local house flipper in town that has huge billboards that advertise, “I Buy Ugly Houses”, I don’t do that, however, I do buy ugly chairs.  Ugly chairs just call to me…. it’s been going on for years, at one point I was storing six, ugly chairs.  This tufted ‘gem’ has been in […]

Banishing Black

Banishing Black

We have a joke around here that if you’d stand still I’d paint you!  It seems that I’ve always got a painting project in the works or in the wings.  Not because I love to paint, but because it is so transformative, and I’ll admit, fun!  Take for example this sweet library cabinet in my […]

For the Birds

For the Birds

After several other questionable attempts with chalk paint, I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of it!  Although I’ll have to admit it took 3 tries before I was happy with the results!  Here’s where I started.   This was the second reincarnation of these chairs purchased by my Grandmother about 1963.  They had never […]

Better Late....

Better Late….

I’m a little late on my ‘Work-in-Progress Wednesday’ post this week, so without further ado… I finished the ‘Watermelon’ sweater.  It fits perfectly, and after a light blocking the yarn, Rowan’s Creative Linen, is super soft and drapey.  Good pattern + Good yarn = Great Sweater!   The mystery shawl is coming along, slowly, so far […]

Project Progress

Project Progress

I was talking to a good friend on the phone today, and as we were hanging up she said, “I can’t wait to see some finished projects soon!”  Well today is not that day, but here’s what I’m working on this week. The mystery shawl is in the 2nd week.  So far the designer has […]

A Day with Friends

A Day with Friends

Today I spent with friends.  It started out very productive, a good friend came over to help me paint these chairs. They were finished with polyurethane that has yellowed badly over time, So I’m giving them a fresh coat of Annie Sloan Old White, then some distressing and some waxing and some beautiful new upholstery, […]

4 Out Of 5

4 Out Of 5

After a frustrating weekend working on furniture, today it was very rewarding to bring it inside! This bench is extra special to me for many reasons.  It sat under the kitchen windows in the house where I grew up.  Covered with houseplants and mail, it is a reminder of nightly family dinners, back when life […]