Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pagoda Love

Found this faboo remnant last week at one of my favorite fabric shops.

I knew it would work on some chairs that I just added to a little seating area off of my kitchen.

See how lonely that chair looks?

Looky now...

and now....

Yup, I like it....

 It's Pillow Love!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pillow of the Day

Simple and fun!  Love this pillow!

Just found it today on ebay.

For the source and info, click here.

This could be a fun DIY stencil project on white duckcloth!  Hmmmmm........I think I have a new project! 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another chair!

I'm loving my new cheetah upholstered chair!

 Purchased at a consignment store several years ago, the original had ugly gold velvet upholstery.  Ugh-- I don't have an original picture of it -- sorry!

Anywho, a few years back, right when I was first becoming obsessed with upholstering things, I did a quick little fix up with some white duck cloth.  It was partly-slipcovered, and partly- upholstered.

And if you've been reading my blog, you know that I've been busy re-doing my son Petie Pie's room.

 I was super excited when I found this fabric for $7.75 per yard by Premier Prints, because I didn't want to make a huge investment.

For the price,  I was really impressed with the durability and strength of the fabric.
I just love a good animal print!

I added a little bling to the front legs.....

The room is only clean right now cuz Petie Pie is back at college. Ha!

It makes me smile every time I walk by!


(For a tutorial on how-to reupholster a chair, click here.)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beautiful Inspiration - Marion Philpotts-Miller

What a joy it was to see the work of my beautiful friend and interior designer Marion Philpotts-Miller featured in the San Francisco Chronicle today!

This home is located on the island of Lanai.

One look at this picture and I knew she had something to do with it:

She knows how to create a beautiful retreat in a tropical paradise.

Isn't it just divine?

Beautiful Marion is such a talent!

To read more about this beautiful home you can click here.

For more information about Marion and the design firm, Philpotts & Associates, click here.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Before and After - Reupholstery makes such a difference

For all you Manuel Canovas (designer fabric) lovers, here's a another 'before and after'....

And, I'm putting the 'after photo' first, because it's so pretty....

This chair was a sad sight when I picked it up from an estate sale. 

The original chair had a button detail on the arm rest, but I changed it to a pleated edge.

 The backside looks pretty sweet as well.....

This chair would look so cute in a girl's bedroom!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sweet Settee!


The vintage settee that I've been working on is done!

Here she is!

Here she is before:

The frame was in great condition, but the fabric was soiled and worn, and the down/feather cushion needed a little fluffin'.

And she's for sale in my etsy shop!