Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Classic Red Kitchen Chair/Step Stool

I got bored last night after the kids went to bed last night and my husband was at a class all evening. So, I restored and updated this cool chair.

I had to first pull it all apart. This picture is of me putting it back together. My camera was in the car with my husband. Oops! I think you get the idea.

Here's my supplies! I actually had everything on hand except the black and white vinyl. I found this fun vinyl at a local fabric store and it was already water proof. Perfect because I won't have to cover it in plastic to protect the fabric like my last chair. I don't mind covering it in plastic to protect against the kids but, this was fun to find something that I didn't HAVE to.

Here is the new chair by the last chair I covered. The one on the left is covered in plastic to protect it and the one on the right is made out of vinyl used as table cloths. Can you believe it...less than $3.00 a yard! So, I spent some time, used some supplies on hand, and spent less than $3 to update this chair. I did find the chair for $5 at a local thrift store. So, I am at around $8.00 total...great price!!

See...this chair had potential. The metal was already red but in need of a new paint job and the upholstery needed to be redone. Even the rubber strips needed some TLC. Perfect little project for me!
I had to scrape the paint off the rubber then use special fusion paint to get it back to perfect!
The top seat lifts up and it is a kitchen step stool...I love classic!!! This is just like my grandmother's chair...maybe that's why I like them so much. Great memories!
I love how the metal was already red because when I found this fabric...I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!!
I love how the chair turned out and it really didn't take very long. The longest part was waiting for paint to dry and you know how long it takes to dry when you are watching paint long as it takes for water to boil!  LOL
I love this chair! That shouldn't be a surprise...I love black and white paired with red.
Perfect little evening project. It kept me occupied while the hubby was away.

Summer Ladder

I changed my ladder for summer. I decorated with the pink lanterns and the green hanging votives that I had used for my daughter's birthday party. I decided that I should get some more use out of these and moved them from the kitchen/birthday party room to the front room. It made for a great transition time for a ladder before I change it to the patriotic theme for July 4th.

The buckets on the top of the piano were the buckets that I planted easter grass in but, not that it's gone, they are just sand bucket. Which gives the whole "summery" feel. I love how the colors go together.

The whole theme is really fun and transitioned well from birthday party to summer ladder decorations.
This turned into a great transition and I can't wait to decorate for memorial day and for 4th of july with the patriotic theme. One of my favorite themes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finished B&W Wall

I did the black and white wall a while ago but, it always seemed unfinished. I needed a long skinny frame for the left side. It looked like something was missing so, I've been on the lookout for a long skinny frame. Then it would finally look balanced. Today, was my lucky day. I hung out with a friend today and got inspired to go thrifting. I found a long skinny chunky frame that fit the dimensions that I needed. So, for $ came home with me. Yeah!

See the space on the left hand side above the just didn't seem finished. It wasn't balanced when you looked at the entire wall. It seemed like there was a hole. 
I found this long skinny frame for $2. It had a autumn picture behind glass. The frame was really thick and deep. I love chunky frames. It just needed to be painted.

The frame is almost three inches deep! Yeah for chunky frames!

This is the frame painted black. I added some family photos of our little Angel. It turned out just like I wanted. A "collage" type look. These were photos I had been wanting to add to my family B&W wall and this photo frame was perfect.
I love that it finally looks finished! I know this wouldn't have bothered some people but, I tend to be a slight perfectionist. Oh well, I guess there's worse things. LOL

The frame fit perfectly in this space. I love a good $2 find....especially when it's something you've been keeping your eye out for....... for a while.


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