Mismatched Dining Room Chair Love

October 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Image via House Beautiful

I love when things aren’t too “matchy matchy”, hence why I adore this dining room. I love each and everyone of the chairs, and I love even more that they aren’t a set! Inspiring!  🙂

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Inspiring Chair Love

November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have not posted a “Chair Love” post in a while, so, I thought I would show a few that have caught my eye lately.  All are different and unique, and inspiring!

 

I love the updated print on the old chair.  It goes well with the natural wood.  I also love the sheepskin!

 

So bright and fun! And in this case the orange painted wood looks wonderful!

 

Right now I am craving anything tufted! Especially when the tufting is on soft, aged leather! MMM

 

It’s snowing here today, but this chair has me thinking about sun porches and nice weather!

 

I have also been craving fresh antique couches like this one, as we hate our couch. lol.  Check out the link, because the have a bunch of awesome refinished chairs!

And, last but not least, a chair just for Jeremy…

 

Hope you are inspired! 🙂

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Blue Chair Love

September 19, 2011 at 10:07 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This chair is so unique that its simply adorable.  In addition to the ruffly curves, the chairs bright blue hue pairs wonderfully with the rustic wood walls of the room.  What do you think? 

 

See it at Design Crisis.

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Sheet Music Table

June 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have had this little vintage fold-up table sitting in the closet for a while now.  My grandma had given it to me, cracked green paint and all.  I would stare at it now and then, uninspired, but I knew an idea would eventually come to me.

Finally one day last week the idea did come to me!  Sheet music!  I happened to have some old sheet music, some Mod Podge, and even some ribbon and scrap book supplies.  I, of course, forgot the before picture.  And this was one of those that would have been good to have!  But, after working on this project all weekend, I am finally finished and I really like the results.

 

 

 

 

I later read somewhere that in order to keep the ripples and bubbles from occurring you can dampen your paper before adding Mod Podge.  I will definitely try that next!  But for a first try, I think it turned out super cute!  What do you all think?

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Antler Ideas

June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have a lot of antlers. A lot.  I happen to love them.  And I love getting inspiration from out in the blog-o-sphere on how to incorporate them into a chic home.  Needless to say, I immediately fell in love with this idea.

 

 

 

This neat chandelier was seen on Material Girls’ blog where they posted about an adult tree house.  See it here:  http://materialgirlsblog.com/chicago/2011/06/01/hanging-out/

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My Own Chair Love

June 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s a chair that I inherited and eventually redid.  I love these basic old wood chairs, but the white chipping paint and scratches on this one were in need of some help.

First I sanded the chair down until it was nice and smooth using a palm sander.  I then made sure to clean and dry the chair very well.  I first painted the bottom portion of the legs black.  Once that was very dry I taped off each leg at the same place and proceeded to paint the rest of the chair with a fun silver spray paint.  The final step was an idea I wanted to try, which proved to be the most work of all.  I used black nail head trim nails to form a pattern around the seat.  I measure where I wanted the nails to go and made small marks with a pencil.  Eventually, this step proved to be useless and I was off of my marks anyways.  Ah well, trial and error with a new project.  I also learned that tapping these nails in with a hammer scratched and smashed the nails, as they have a black finish on them.  I found that covering the nail with a small piece of cardboard from the packaging after it was in place, and giving it one good tap with the hammer was the most effect and precise way to apply these.  My pattern still ended up a little bit off, but overall I like the idea and would love to try it on one of my chairs for the shop now that I have my technique down.  I lastly tied on a pink and purple vintage scarf to tie the chair into the bedroom (which you will all see eventually!) So, here she is…

What do you think?

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DIY Art for a Bathroom

May 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Once I got my budget bathroom remodel completed I was pondering how to add a bit of art that was also inexpensive, but unique.  I then came across a box my grandmother had given me.  In it I found a set of vintage metal hair rollers. Light bulb!  I had the idea to frame the curlers in a shadow box with a funky background or bright colors to match the room.

The curlers I found:

A little hot glue, some magazine cut outs, scrap book paper, and a basic shadow box frame…

Simple and within budget, but funky and vintage! What do you think?

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Chair Love

April 22, 2010 at 9:55 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This photo is simply gorgeous…

And those chairs?  I need some of those!

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New Chair Love

August 25, 2009 at 8:19 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Today I noticed this curvy chair on Apartment Therapy in a post about painting concrete floors.  Not only is the painted floor in this picture gorgeous, but so is the curvy chair!

 Love this room!

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Funky Chair Love

June 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I loved this picture when I saw it.  I’m not sure why, but I did.  I wouldn’t want a chair (seat) like this in my house exactly, but still, it’s charming!

 

“Funky Chairs at the Surf Shack,” by Dharma Communications.  Simply funky.

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