Thursday, June 28, 2012

Furniture Friday 22

Welcome to summer and this edition of Furniture Friday.

Anyone want to do a blog hop with me?  I'd love to see this party grow and get more people to visit.  After blogging for over a year, I'm still figuring it out little by little.  Everyday I learn something new.

This week my chair was featured at Apartment Therapy, so that's exciting news.



Here are some favs from last weeks party:

This vanity got a blue aged look via Shelly Chic


An outdoor chair gets a facelift via Rad Crafter

and this wonderful hand painted and wood burned wine cabinet via Be Colorful.


If you have been featured grab a my name in lights button on my sidebar or in my buttons page.

Now lets get to the party!!




Please put your permalink into the linky and pretty please link back here so we can share everyone's other great ideas (button at the bottom of this post or on my sidebar).   Please do not link any shops!!  Sit back, relax, grab a martini, network (visit other links) and enjoy the  party.

Note: By adding your link you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you.  Which means you may get featured, please visit us again next Friday for Features

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Big Red Beautiful Beastly Dresser

I recently finished a dresser for a client.  A good quality Thomasville Dresser.  I say big and beastly because this thing must have weighed over 200 pounds.

I say beautiful because the lines of this dresser are just amazing, with great trim work and detail.  I say red because that is exactly what the customer wanted a distressed red.
 I used Rustoleum colonial red satin  for this dresser.  It's an amazing color.  
 Then I went crazy on the distressing.  
 I have to be quite honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to like the finished product when I was done, but obviously in this case the customer had a better eye than I did because I love it.  I have to admit it is one of my favorite pieces to date.
 With this hardware I guess I had imagined something more french shabby chic like a washed blue.  What was I thinking?  The contrast of this farmhouse color and the hardware is awesome.
This is why I absolutely love doing custom pieces, because you never know what you are capable of if you leave it in someone else's hands.  

xoxo....

mONICa


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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Furniture Friday 21

Happy Beautiful Friday.

Welcome to another edition of Furniture Friday.

Last weeks Favs





If you have been featured grab a my name in lights button on my sidebar or in my buttons page.

Now lets get to the party!!


Please put your permalink into the linky and pretty please link back here so we can share everyone's other great ideas (button at the bottom of this post or on my sidebar).   Please do not link any shops!!  Sit back, relax, grab a martini, network (visit other links) and enjoy the  party.

Note: By adding your link you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you.  Which means you may get featured, please visit us again next Friday for Features.

The Tuxedo Dresser

Isn't she pretty?
Sometimes I wonder why I let things sit in my garage for so long before taking a paint brush to them.  This thing was in our antique space just like this:

 It didn't sell so it ended up in my garage.  It sat, and sat, and sat.  I was waiting for someone to pick a color because it was such a beautiful piece.  It stayed listed in my Etsy shop unnoticed.  

Well I decided to paint it.  I still stuck with the two tone scheme, but went bold with a black and white. Within an hour of relisting it in my shop it had almost 300 views.
I gave the medallion a little shabby chic vibe.


It looks so pretty in this Romantic French Treasury


'French Romance!' by warriormommy136

Tres chic!


French Fragrant Peony - Flow...
$30.00

The Tuxedo Dresser
$549.00

pink roses pillow cover
$25.00

Antique Black & White Stripe...
$699.00

Painted Cottage Chic Shabby ...
$1095.00

Blush Pink Jewel Earrings, v...
$16.00

Vintage Black Toile Scene Pl...
$32.99

Romantic Spring Soft Misty P...
$49.80

Fabric Rose Pin Brooch in Pi...
$12.00

Lovely Vintage Black Porcela...
$14.00

Embellished Tank Top with Bl...
$37.00

Vintage in pinks.vintage ass...
$28.00

Inspired by Vintage Silhuett...
$5.70

Vintage Buttons - Cottage ch...
$7.25

Vintage Shabby Paris Apartme...
$18.00

Vintage HOLLYWOOD REGENCY Sh...
$295.00

xoxo....

Don't forget to link up your furniture projects to Furniture Friday going on now.

mONICa


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Front Door Update

I can't really say I ever have anything on my front door, but after looking at all of your pretty wreaths and front door decorations in blogland over the past year, I've decided to take the plunge.

Look at what I put on my front door.

 I was totally attracted to the colors.
 Not your typical front door wreath, its metal.
 A little bling in the middle to finish it off.

xoxo....

mONICa

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Furniture Friday 20


Hello party people.  Time for some Furniture Friday fun!!

Last weeks favs





If you have been featured grab a my name in lights button on my sidebar or in my buttons page.

Now lets get to the party!!


Please put your permalink into the linky and pretty please link back here so we can share everyone's other great ideas (button at the bottom of this post or on my sidebar).   Please do not link any shops!!  Sit back, relax, grab a martini, network (visit other links) and enjoy the  party.

Note: By adding your link you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you.  Which means you may get featured, please visit us again next Friday for Features.

Painted Chair

I've seen painted chairs all over the internet.  Actually Kristy at Hyphen Interiors did one a long time ago that I fell in love with.  I had planned to try it, but could never find the right chair.  Then when I did find the right chair I decided it needed to be reupholstered because there was a tear on the side.  So I got an estimate, $300 bucks?  OUCH!!  Well, I went back to Kristy's tutorial I discovered Simply Spray, which is a fabric spray paint. She was doing a series about trying this as an alternative to her original method.  They also make larger sizes for upholstery.  I just had to try it, it looked easy enough.  So I ordered 3 bottles in Caribbean Blue. 

Would there be any hope for this worn chair that hadn't been upholstered since 1975?



and what would I do about the tear?

It took me 3 cans to do the front, it was really easy too.  The only thing is the fabric that this chair has feels kind of stiff, but it felt stiff before so I'm not sure it is the paint.

Here it is!!!  I'm so excited...






So the solution was to cover the sides with a great contrasting fabric.  I ordered this wonderful fabric from Fabrics By The Yard on Etsy.  It was super affordable and  perfect for what I wanted.

I also had this pillow I picked up at Ross for $3.99, but I wanted to add some pizazz to it, so I sewed a rectangle and stitched it onto the pillow.  

Project total: $118

Chair- $50
Paint- $44
Pillow-$4
Fabric- $20
Paint- on hand

Much better than $350.  I'm happy.

Don't forget to visit us on Friday's for Furniture Friday and link up your awesome furniture projects.

xoxo...

mONICa


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