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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

White Wednesday

This White Wednesday post is all about finishing projects that have cluttered our garages and minds.
Waiting in the garage for have no idea how long, (actually...I do have an idea but refuse to admit it!) was this white metal chair.

How is that for a "mug shot"?
With just the perfect amount of rust and shabbic-ness all it needed was the seat. We constructed one by cutting some wood to fit and covering it with batting and burlap.


Because it reminded us of a bistro chair, we added a Paris-1883 design in the center of the comfy new seat...Now is ready to find a new home!


One project done...two more to go!!!

A watercolor my Son painted for me some time ago presented a "framing challenge"...it's an awkward size and I couldn't find any vintage or antique frames for it, of course, new frames were never considered.
The solution was to use an old window that had lost its glass panels...Cut to fit once again and voila...


Chippy, shabby white frame for one of my favorite pieces in the house!

Hey! We are doing great, projects are getting done...let's keep it up...!

A rescued-from-the-trash drop leaf table came home with me about 10 years ago.
Originally mahogany, was painted a beautiful periwinkle color to add a punch of color to our living room.
Some re-arrangement and a new sideboard later and my periwinkle table was moved to the family room.


Two coats of white paint helped me turn my once sofa table into a work table...

This is how it looks when the family is at home, you don't want to see it while I'm by myself, working...trust me!!
Over my work table, my other favorite piece: a picture done by my then six-year-old Daughter.

Well, this was a very productive week.
Thank you Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday once again...it was definitely what we needed to get inspired and finish some over due projects!

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task"
~William James~





23 comments:

Lori said...

LOVE how the chair turned out...the burlap seat cushion is perfect...what a cutie it is now!!!

Cindy said...

Love the chair, love the frame, love the table! I wish I had more room to store cool someday-projects. *sigh* 'Course maybe that's a good thing....
I'm having a 'made it with what I had' party on the 16th if you're interested. Would love to have you!

Uncanny Festoon said...

I adore the frame for your son's art work! I want to know more! How did you add the Paris to the fabric? I have some chairs like that for my studio. That is a great sofa table. I can just picture it cover with bottles mid transformation! I love white but don't seem to have much. maybe I will work on that! Thanks again for all your inspiration!!!

Joy.........always

It' an Evolution said...

Sorry I have been so out of touch...but I am back in the saddle again...
Clean up is almost as bad as set up for that party.
I just can't help but thinking "White Wedding" everytime I read White Wednesday. :)
Missed you guys so much.
Janet

jen said...

love the framed childrens' art -- will have to do that with my preschoolers

Rita said...

Great turn out for the chair, but my favorite is your daughter painting of the rainbow, so special amica mia. Ciao Rita

Sue said...

Of course I LOVE all the pictures. But I have to admit, my favorite thing in all the photos is the framed drawing by your daughter as a child. I've got a whole box of my kids drawings from when they were little just waiting to be framed! Thanks for the reminder to get back to that project. Take care.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Dont cha just love when you can say ...project done! Great job~

Faded Charm said...

Don't you feel good when you finish a project. That iron chair turned out great and love the artwork.

Have a great Wednesday!

Kathleen

Michelle (Shell) May said...

That chair turned out soooooo pretty! I love it!

The White Bench said...

Beautiful chair and I love the chippy frame!
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely words!
Smiles,
Monica.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I really love how the chair came out!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That iron chair is fabulous - great makeover! p.s. I love that piece of art hanging over your white table. How beautiful and special!

Rachel Knoblich said...

I love the watercolor your son did...so pretty. Great idea for the painting...I love old windows. They are awesome!

stefanie said...

good for you...i have ALOT of those, things i am always going to do, time just fly's and we are on to something else

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I'm loving that iron on transfer! I've used it before but only for t-shirts, so glad I finally got around to trying it on other things!

June said...

Good for you getting all these projects completed! I LOVE the children's art. I adore the window as a frame.
Hugs,
June

Cindy said...

I sure love this chair and how it turned out. The frame is to die for and the child's art work is priceless!

deborah said...

LOVE old drop-leaf tables and DOUBLE LOVE the art work. Very clever idea. Deborah

Miss Gracie's House said...

Doesn't it feel great to get to those *put aside* projects?! I have several myself...including a chair oh so similar to yours! maybe this will be the inspiration I need to finish it!
Rene'

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Congrats on finishing the projects- they turned out great!

Tara said...

The chair looks really great. Such a cute iron on.

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Wow...How beautiful. Love everything. The chair and the frame, priceless! ciao