Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Statement Chair

 

  

 
Do you have a favorite chair?  Does it make a statement about your style?  I have this one!   A couple of years ago I came across this beauty at a garage sale.  It was $2.  My husband was sure I had lost my mind, as it was pretty nasty looking.  But I had a vision for it. 
 
 
 
 
 
Luckily we worked and worked on removing the thousands of staples and all of the old yucky fabric, then we started over.  It cost $35 in new fabric, padding and cording. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week I was asked to show my Statement Chair and let others know about the Home D├ęcor Resource at One Kings Lane.  They have a ton of information on furniture!  There are details on different styles, different periods, etc.
 
On their site, I learned that my chair is based on a 19th Century French design. 
 
(They have this beauty for sale through 11/17/13.)
 
 
It's been a couple of years since reupholstering this chair and I still love it!  It's definitely my Statement Chair.

 
 
 
 
Thank you for your visit! 
 
Pam
 
 
I am linking to the following parties:
 
 
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
 
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home


DIY Show Off

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Board and Batten up in the Mud Room--Part 2

 
 
Our friend's mudroom project is just about done!  She's spending all weekend caulking and painting.  And believe me, there's lots and lots of caulking and painting to do!  :)
 
 
When we started this project a few months ago, it began with her wanting to replace her back door.  It morphed into a complete overhaul of the room and it looks FAB!
 
 
 
 
 

 New drop ceiling.





  New insulation. 
 
 
 
 
 New tongue and groove pine on the ceiling, new light fixture.

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
This room was an add-on to her 100 year old house.  The old window needed to be replaced.

 
This is the view out of that window...
 
 
Yes, that view should not be covered up! 
 
 
 
 
New tile, new window in, new moulding, new green paint.
 
 
 

 
The benches and shelf in process.




 
Dealing with a 100 year old house adds some extra work.  The original walls are made of sandstone.  To secure the benches, special anchors needed to be installed into the sandstone.
 
 

 

 

 

 
 Adding the board and batten using spacer blocks to make sure everything was even.



 
Making it work around the light switches.
 
 
 

 
The new tile floor.
 
 


 The new pantry on the other side of the room. 
 
 
 
 
Here's the new room prior to the final painting and before adding hooks under the shelf.  The best part is that she and her kids love it!
 
When it's all complete, I'll be sure to share more.
 
Thanks for your visit.
 
Pam
 
I am linking to the following parties:
 
 
 

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
 
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home


DIY Show Off
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