Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Before and After- A boudoir chair!

The Boudoir Chair!

A funky name for a funky chair!

I picked up this chair at the Alameda Antiques Faire in January.

She was in a bad way.  Soiled upholstery, yuck.

And super gross innards:

So I stripped her all the way down to the bare bones.

Then I refinished her, re-sprung, re-padded and reupholstered her and.......


She is wearing Sunara Ikat  from F. Schumacher!

I love the little nailhead accent:

Click here if you are interested in more info on this sweet little chair!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hanging a Vintage Photo with Ribbon

Well, hello lovelies!  
You remember my post about my new happy place?

(Don't tell anyone, but I took a two hour nap right there yesterday!  Heaven!)

Anywho, after the chaise was delivered, there was this big blank wall there on the left:

I wasn't really up for making an art my little pea brain got to thinking.....'maybe I have something that I can use here'...........

Well, I have this old vintage photograph of my grandmother.  
She was Miss America in 1925 and this was the bathing suit competition group photo. 

There she is in the center.  Miss California.  
(I inherited her hair....)

But the scale of the photo was wrong on the wall....

But still, I had to make it work, cuz I didn't want to spend any money on art.

So I grabbed some gray ribbon and tied it to the back of the frame -- but after I hung it, the photo was leaning all catty-wompus off the wall.  
So I added some nail head studs that I had in my little tool kit.

And now my sweet Grandmother, in her bikini  bathing suit, hangs in my happy place!

I love art. Really I do.  But art is subjective.  I encourage you to place things in your home that have meaning, invoke memories or smiles for you.  After all, isn't that what art life is all about?


Thursday, August 16, 2012

What I would do with that chair!

Saw this little goody today at 
 Leftovers in San Francisco.

Isn't she cute?

I spent a little time daydreaming about her and then thought she would look faboo all done up in vintage barkcloth like this:

I can't help it.  I like big prints on chairs.  It's just the way I am.

Of course, it would look excellent with this little pillow on it:

Then, I would sit in that chair and enjoy a mai tai baby!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Knock Off Decor!

Thank you Knock Off Decor for featuring my bookshelf etagere on your blog today!

Click here to check it out!

This officially MADE MY DAY!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bedroom Redesign is done!

Oh happy happy day!

I'm so excited to share the beautiful work of interior designer Kelly Scanlon, who graciously helped me with my master bedroom redesign!

Here's a quick shot of what it looks like now:

Eeegads!  This is taken from the same location and shows how the room looked before:

Here's a little shot taken from the bottom of the bed.  Doesn't it look comfy?

I love my new mirrors that I got from Natty by Design!
 And, there is the little x-bench from Target that I reupholstered using leftover fabric from the big beautiful bolster pillow!

Do you recognize the beautiful finials that I blogged about a while back to place on top of my budget lamps from JC Penney?

Here's a view from another angle.  The framed pictures on the wall are the ones that I transformed using a little Rub n' Buff.

Hey!  There's the bookcase etagere that I upcycled from Goodwill!

And finally, here is my sweet little happy place.....


Sunday, August 12, 2012

My new happy place

So, as you know I've been redoing my master bedroom 
under the guidance of interior designer Kelly Scanlon

And I have a new little happy place.....
right in the corner of my bedroom.

Clearly, I need to put up a sign when I'm sitting here that says "NO BOYS ALLOWED" (tee-hee!)

The chaise was custom made using fabric from Jane Shelton.

I made the little lumbar pillow using leftover fabric from my bedding (more on that later...).

The garden seat/side table is from West Elm 

and the ba-da-bing lamp is from Crate and Barrel.

The vintage photo hanging on the wall will be featured in an upcoming blog, so stay tuned!

Tra la!