Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday {Six}

Isn't it amazing how fast the days go by? I mean really.
1.) I wanted to share a few tidbits that have gone on this week, a couple I am super excited about. We will start with this first picture. Do you notice anything different in the dining room eating area? Big. Goofy. Grin. Yes, I knew you would guess. New chairs, well, not new....new to me chairs courtesy of a quick trip into the Goodwill this weekend. I have my MIL to thank, she is the one that saw them, I can't believe my hawk eyes didn't catch them first! Please ignore the junky table.

Now I know these may not intially hit you as being my style, but picture this...

....glossy white and a turquoise linen fabric as a possibility. They will be painted and I am loving the caning. I think with the right paint and fabric, they will lean on the coastal/beachy/mod/vintage side. Initially, I was on the fence about them, they are A LOT taller than the chairs that came along with our vintage dining set, annndddd they are a little fancy (for me). Luckily, the legs are straight, or they would have been a lot fancy for me. But in the end, not only do we have a need for them, but I visualized them painted and I went for it. The caning is in fantastic shape, the little metal detail might go altogether, or might be painted a fun color.

Possible fabric choice:

One thing though, don't hold you're breath on seeing the afters of these anytime soon, I know they will take me forever to do....plus I'm in the midst of a dresser project for the master bedroom.

2.) This next picture is a sneaky peaky, I have some more sanding and of course the priming and painting. I'll let your imagination go with this one, but it should be done very soon and I'll show you the inspiration and the finished product all in one over-pictured (I'm sure) post. You might guess what the inspiration is already.

3.) A big thank you to the folks over at Be @ Home for featuring my blog as one of the best on the web, I really appreciate it! Click HERE to take a look at this great website, some great information going on over there.

4.) I have been on the hunt this style of candleholders for some time now. I finally found them at Big Lots. I noticed they had a smaller size, but they had them marked down the same price so I bought two large ones (they are about 14 inches tall) and if I want different sizes, I'll just raise one up on a book or box or use two different sized candles like I did here:

5.) If you have been a reader for any length of time, you know I have been sick and as of late, recovering from a recent surgery. But finally, I am feeling up to creating again and I have listed a couple of wreaths in my Etsy Shop. It's been over 9 months since I listed anything, so I am so happy about this. I feel like creating again, thank the Lord!! My sister and I decided that when I felt creative again, I was on my way to recovery. Not every day is good, but the other day I felt good. I mean really good, it was such a dawning on me, it's been a long time. So. If you feel so inclined to take a peek at the shop I'd love you to (button at the end of this post).

This is the large shell wreath and I did a smaller version too (below).

6.) I want to thank my top referers for this month too, I always forget to do this, thank you ladies!

Jagodowy Zagajnik

Eighteen 25

Between Naps on the Porch

Mamie Jane's

Just A Girl

Beyond the Picket Fence

Cozy Little House

Chair Up

Finally, I am doing a review on a dress from Shabby Apple and I will be giving you my opinion this week. It is a really cute dress, you're going to love the color.

Oh, and I am having a fun time pinning everything too, are you?

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  1. Glad you're back and feeling better! I love the look of painted cane chairs and can't wait to see yours!!

  2. Catching up on my bloggy reading this morning. Great score on those chairs. I have a client that would like me to paint up her cane chairs. I have never done this so I am anxious to see how yours turn out and what you recommend. Love that turquoise/aqua linen. Inspired !
    That chest is a FABULOUS piece too. You would pay big dollars for that in a catalog. Lucky you with the great eye.

  3. Michelle - Cool chairs - I can only imagine what they will look like once you get your hands on them. I can totally see your vision with what you described especially flowing into your living room - can't wait to see!

    What a fabulous idea for the dresser - so chic...Another one I can't wait to see finished!

    Thanks so much for sharing your {ten}. Hope you had a wonderful fourth ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Συγχαρητήρια για τα στεφάνια με τα όστρακα και κοχύλια! Αν μπορείς δείξε μας πως τα ξεκίνησες! Οι καρέκλες μου άρεσαν πολύ!Σου εύχομαι να πάνε καλά τα πράγματα για σένα!Ανυπομονώ για νέες καλοκαιρινές κατασκευές!


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