Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I love toile...love it....love it... love it...I love all kinds of toile and color combinations....But especially black and white/creme...Maybe because that is what I seem to find on sale or at Goodwill....or TJ Max...It all started about 7 years ago when I found Waverly Black Toile throw pillows at Big Lots for 4.oo a piece! I bought 2 then went back the next day and bought another 2...I have washed them and washed them and they have held up! The chair you see has a toile slipcover I scored at TJ Max...years ago for $10.00...It nicely covers the 70's yellow wing back chair I purchased at Goodwill for $5.00 (It was hideous)....Here and there I have picked up more, always for super cheap...I love it....I love Toile...ha,ha enjoy...Chandra
Friday, January 8, 2010
I love fixing up furniture ... I am so excited when someone loves something I have created and wants to purchase it for their own home. But sometimes, just sometimes I am a little sad....I can get attached to my pieces, I have favorites, and love how some of them turn out....Like the red dresser you will see below, the perfect red, the perfect lines! The black hutch that was oh soooo hideous before, the black gun cabinet transformed with glass door and toile fabric into a sweet hall tree. It is so much fun, but sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I could keep them for a while...and sometimes I do, the ones I won't let go of:)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Old screens, old photos, dollar store topiaries transformed, vintage linens, empty frames...these are a few of my favorite things....It doesn't have to cost a lot to make something look pretty, to create a vingette that is pleasing to the eye...It is in the little details...keeping with the same color and theme, grouping items that are all the same color but vary in size, shape, and texture...can be so nice to look at...Be creative...change things... try things... move things...I often try a variety of groupings before it looks just right to me... It is fun to play...create vingettes that make you happy, things that have a story, special meaning to you, or things you just love....It doesn't have to look like you took it from a magazine, it needs to look like you ...It is so fun to create a home that is pleasing to your eye....home is a special place, for me a place to create, it is my art palatte, it is in the details and the little things, all together making your house your home....now lets go create....
Have a shabberific day, Chandra
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Hi- I am a pretty little loveseat/chair that was sitting on the road for FREE!!!!! I have pretty lines and will be beautiful someday.... I have been chewed on by a dog, have dog hair all over....What did he think I was a chew toy? I am dingy, but was dry and did not stink too bad...My new owner Mrs. Shabby to Chic happened to be driving along and was stopped dead in her tracks when she saw me...Fortunately the back of her Suburban was empty and there was plenty of room for me to find my home with her....She has big plans for me this spring....She plans to tear off my dingy fabric, paint my wood a cremey white and shabby it up, She plans to cover me in either large black and creme buffalo check fabric or a nice white or taupe linen fabric....Time will decide....As for me I am glad I no longer get chewed on daily and will now become the pretty lady I was intended to be.........Stay tuned for my trash to treasure Makeover.
Friday, January 1, 2010
My little guy is 4 years old today....What a sweetie...He had a wonderful birthday party last night with all of his cousins and friends...They had a night full of foam sword and light saber wars, no tears were shed, I think they were all on the same team fighting off the "bad guys." This little boy has changed a lot this last 4 months and his daddy and I have seen him begin to move into more of a big boy. He loves pre-school and has been begging to go each day of this Christmas break, he loves swords b/c of the Veggie tales, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, loves football, basketball, and baseball...What a joy he is and I am so grateful that God gave me the honor to raise this guy....Some funny stories more for me to remember as I look back on this throughout the years....All day yesterday he was calling his Pinata we bought him for the party a "yanessa" not sure why....We corrected him and he continued to call it "Yanessa..." Until the party that is and we said " Trenton are you ready for the pinata, and we said can you tell everyone it is time for the pinata...(secretly hoping to hear the funny word he had named it, for a smile from everyone) but he announced very slowly and deliberatly P.......i.....n......a........t.......a........completely clear....He cracks me up....Happy Birthday my big 4 year old boy!