Friday, October 29, 2010

my new project

Here is the new project I'm working on and I can't wait to see the results! The inspiration piece is this gorgeous chair from restoration. If it even comes near to looking like it that's wonderful!

hopefully a close after :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New pillows! yeah!

On the bulldog pillow I learned that the spray on fabric paint runs, haha. But, I still think it looks pretty cool. To pinpoint more of an outline, I took yellow fabric paint and lined around it to make it sharper.
Chubby would be proud :)
The grey and pink pillow is a gift for someone special and was pretty easy to make. The flowers are made out of felt and sewed on to the pillow form.
I'm loving my sewing machine!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The art of Silhouette's

 I'm currently working on a big pillow and I'm trying to decide if I want to do a bulldog silhouette on the grey pillow. I think they always are a classic look that adds personal touches of things you love. Here's some examples of what they can add to your home decor.

made by- ElsaBeta

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pillows that are handmade and so inspiring


in love.

My first handmade pillow!

This pillow was super easy and fun! I bought a piece of an old sackcloth at the flea market yesterday, and filled it with some polyfill and it turned out so chic! I like the old printing that is faded and the softness of the fabric. I trimmed it with grey threading and I adore it !

French Style Inspiration

I love French decorating style. I'm going through a phase where I love burlap, linen, and greys. Its Comfortable, chic, and has feeling of history in every piece. Here's some examples of things I am in love with. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My early birthday gift!

A sampling of my excitement... 
I've been wanting a sewing machine for a little while now, but I just hadn't committed to one yet. After researching I picked a great beginner machine, a Brother 50 stitch. My husband was sweet and let me pick it out! I love it!!! I have never used a machine before and was a little nervous. It took me a couple of hours to get it all set up with the manual. Ha! But alas I made my first stitches tonight. It's so fun and filled with so many possiblities. I can't wait to go sewing crazy!

A Ross treasure

I'll go and check out Ross for Less every once in a while. Sometimes I don't find anything, and sometimes I find a treasure. Well, the other day I let out an OH MY GOODNESS! I was in the sheets aisle and I spotted this bag with a tan linen bed skirt in it and since it was stuffed in an open bag I looked at the tag to see what size it was. To my surprise it was a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bedskirt! Wooohoo for 2.99!!! I need to iron it, but I threw it on to check it out and it goes perfect with my Anthropologie Duvet! High five!

Friday, October 22, 2010

flea market trunk, i heart you.

I think old trunks are so neat. They have so much character and not to mention great storage. I had been looking at this particular antique trunk for the past couple of months. On a Sunday (when dealers take lower offers) we made a deal. He always remembers me every month at the market, which I think is hilarious. It had started around a hundred dollars and he sold it to me for only forty! Sweet! It doesn't hurt to ask, all dealer's can say is no. So I was pretty excited to take my new trunk home, which holds a ton of fabric for me. I gave it a good cleaning and lined it with pretty aqua paper. Love it!

Dining room chairs get a fresher look

These yard sale antique wooden chairs needed some serious help. I painted them a pretty light blue and recovered the seats with a creamy white and tan textured fabric that I got from Old time pottery. I thought they made very sweet shabby chic chairs.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I would faint at this flea market

The country living fair is this weekend in Atlanta at the stone mountain park. How awesome is it that they moved one there! They are usually so far away. Wish I could go, so jealous that you're going Betsy!

Thrift store china

I love grey so much, so when I came across this set of china cups with a sugar and creamer set for $10 I was in love. The fading from light to dark on the pattern is so neat! I wish it had saucers, but I'm sure I could find some that would match well. I can't wait to use these!

Being in one of my favorite magazines was so cool !

I lived in this 1910 stone cottage featured on the real estate page of Country Living for a year and half and its still a rental. The timing was funny when this came out this fall because we had Just rented it out and then our realtor received a hilarious flow of calls about wanting to buy it. It really was a beautiful home. The inside was flipped thewhile we were living there which is always pretty crazy. Haha. It was neat because I had clients that mentioned it and they were floored that it was one of the many places I've lived here!

Great potential from a local antique shop find

This chair was recovered with a light blue damask fabric, silver blue trim, and a facelift from black paint. It had three layers of fabric and the funniest one was a hot orange velvet! whoa. I just Love how this chair turned out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

one of my favorite chairs ever.

I have two of these vintage broyhill chairs from the Provincia line that my sweet Aunt and Uncle gave to me from the home they moved in west Tennessee. They are currently restoring that historic plantation that made it through the battle of Trenton in the 1800's! I will definately be posting pictures of that process. So they are pretty special to me. I finished the first chair this weekend, I'm pretty happy with the results. Its kind of has a french feeling to it with the creamy textured tan fabric and yellow paint.