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!


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