Saturday, April 12, 2014

New wallpaper!

Today's the day the guest room gets re-wallpapered! Wahoo! What do you think of the new wallpaper? It's from Bouclair!

What are you up to this weekend?

Refinished East Lake chair

Hello friends!
My mother has had this old east lake chair in her basement for awhile. I have always wanted to refinish it but have been to scared to tackle it. I never wanted to destroy a nice chair, but once the veneer was coming off in places I knew I couldn't make it worse. I decided I would paint it as I said the veneer was coming off in places.  Here it is before I did anything. The maroon crush velvet fabric definitely date this piece.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris grey followed by a coat of ASCP country grey. I used ASCP clear wax to provide a durability to this piece. I used fabric I bought last year in michigan. 

I then had to cover up my staples with braid. I tried to closely match my colour of grey in the fabric to the braid colour. This isn't an easy task as there are so many different shade and undertones to grey. 
Anyways here is my first reupholstered chair!

I'm in love with it! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A vintage Disney nursery for my nephew

Happy weekend friends! 
I hope you are all enjoying your spring weather that has finally started to appear. Last week I gave you a sneak peak at my Nephews nursery. The theme started with the vintage map of Walt Disney world my sister purchased at a flea market a couple of years ago. She got it framed and mounted in red. It was a great piece as there are so many different colours to pull from it. We repurposed furniture her husband and her had in their extra bedroom and office by painting them. I painted a dresser and bedside table in ASCP's Emperors silk and finished with a clear wax. These two pieces turned out great as the colour really pops against the grey walls. The colour of the walls is CIL zeppelin from Home Depot. The change table is an old washstand my mom had got from my grandfather when he owned an antique store. He had refinished it thirty or more years ago. I painted the bottom in ASCP's old white and kept my grandfathers finish on the top. My sister added some accents from IKEA in the baskets and children's coat rack.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Disney themed nursery

My sister recently had a baby boy. I had the opportunity to help her decorate his nursery. She wanted a retro Disney theme nursery. A couple of years ago she had picked up a map of Walt Disney World from the 70's. It is fantastic and had a range of colours in it. Here is a sneak peek of a gallery wall I created for the room. The blank space in the middle will be her boys initial. She was keeping it a secret until he was born.