Monday, January 31, 2011

the Cinderella Chair

If you take this:

Subtract this:

And then your mom finds this at a garage sale:

 And you hunt down the perfect fabric that looks like this:

You add x-large buttons and chocolate brown velvet piping, remove the skirt, paint the legs chocolate brown and click your heels three times, you might end up with this:
Which looks pretty happy in a room like this:
So the moral of the story is, this nasty old chair went from this:
to this:
And I'm glad.  

Now, I just need the perfect, cheap, fabric to make a slip cover for this:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Operation Exterior, complete!  
(for now)
 The color is a little truer in this photo...
We used Kingsport Grey HC-86 as the main house color and Grant Beige HC-83 for the trim color (Thanks to my friend, Doug, over at Tracery Interiors for the trim color tip).

Next on the agenda...
Painting the concrete walkway and porch (same color as house)...then eventually replacing it with stone.
Landscaping...we want greenery that will come up as tall as the brick foundation and make the house look "tucked in".

The recap...



I'll post more details on the whole process soon.   First, Chris and I need some R & R to enjoy our accomplishment!   

Friday, January 14, 2011

House Updates

We're just pluggin' along.  Still trying to get our house painted.  Charles the Painter and his handy wife Marilyn have been working hard, but the cold weather is slowing us down! 

We're so close!  We still need the second coat of trim paint and a few little touchups. 

I'm very ready to get everything cleaned up, beautiful, and back to normal!

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been spending my weekends working outside on the house (in the cold!).  I don't want to show any update pictures right now, because we're so close to being finished...I want to wait and show the final product!

Happy New Year! 


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