Apr 10, 2012

just a little colorful makeover...

a few weeks ago i found this cool chair while at a thrift store

I was lovin' the pretty yellow vinyl
and the price was right ($3)
and i absolutely adore the copper feet on this baby

and i remembered seeing this beauty on pinterest

so, i decided i'd give the robin's egg blue with mustard color chair a try.
the chair needed a little minor repair on the top
a few carefully placed staples took care of that
(also, a more-careful-than-me husband is a handy thing to own)
then, i just sanded and painted
i like how the blue makes the copper stand out more
(i've been a bit obsessed with copper lately)

whattaya think?

also, i won this simple, pretty pillow cover from MoxieMandie
(you should follow her, she's awesome:)
when i got my new sewing machine i just couldn't resist sewing on this blank canvas
i saw this lovely west elm pillow in an ad & was inspired
via West Elm
so, using the west elm pillow as inspiration i turned the plain linen pillow into this:
here's a close-up look at the stitching
i'm totally excited by all the fun things my new sewing machine can do
here are 2 of the new stitches, a kinda snowflake lookin flower and another flower

have you been doing any upcycling lately?
i'd love to see your handiwork!


  1. Both projects turned out perfectly wonderful! Good job!!

  2. cute aqua! Love your new stitching.

  3. cute aqua! Love your new stitching.

  4. awesome, i love this!! it's all super cute.


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