Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sitting Pretty

I completed two 'transformations' this week. You will remember this chair:

Now it looks like this:

I was undecided whether to paint it blue or white. I really, really wanted to paint it blue, but found myself waffling at the hardware store. I had the white in my hand, then I asked My Favorite Boy what color I should buy. He said "blue", and I happily changed my mind. I am very happy I did. I made a patchwork cushion cover with two Ikea pillowcases. This is probably as close as I'll get to Cath Kidston yardage, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

I love the blue print on it's own, so I made the other side of the cushion with just the blue fabric.

It looks nice next to the window doesn't it? To bad it's going to be relegated to my basement craft area! Oh well, the next house will have an above ground, sunny sewing room! One thing with us, there's always a "next" house.

I don't remember if I ever showed you this:

I picked it up early in the summer. I think it was seven or ten dollars. I had planned on painting it creamy white, but once I got the varnish stripped off I liked the wood. From a scratchy, cat hair covered bench to this:

I am head over heels in love with this lilac print fabric. I wish I had taken a better close-up. It's what I would have used for the wicker chair if I had painted it white. It's a lovely heavy cotton, one of those fabrics I would have balked at buying new due to the price. However, like always, I picked it up at Value Village for a good price. It was a balloon curtain, and there is a ton of it left. I'm sure you will be seeing it in other projects!

What's next on my sewing agenda? I'm not totally sure, but I did get a new book the other day that has loads of inspiration. I still have that over-flowing In-Box to contend with as well!

Until next time, have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Pumpkin said...

You have been one BUSY sewer!!!! The wicker chair is perfect in blue and matches so well with that fabric :o)

Your bench is incredible!!!! Well done Jenn.

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