Sunday, February 19, 2012

Old French Chair in Chalk Paint?

I was out thrifting and I was lucky to find this french chair on the cheap. I am not sure how old it is or who the maker is. One thing I do know is that it is a well made chair and very sturdy. I am not sure if I should pay someone to recover it because the uphlostry is in pretty bad shape. I was told it would be about $150.00   to recover. I could problaby do it myself. Not sure what to do except I would like to give her a fresh coat of Old White Chalk Paint. Tell me what you think. Any ideas on the color of fabric?

Lots of nice detail to really make POP

The insides all look intact.

Nailheads are all there.
Well, Should I stay in the neutral colors or really jazz it up?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bon Appétit

One of my favorite aprons that is so perfect for the Kitchen and Dining room.

I screen printed the "Bon Appétit" onto 100% cotton and the rest of the apron is made in a Linen blend that I am so loving right now. It has the look and feel of linen but without all the wrinkles.
Totally machine washable and dry able.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fun New Apron

A Bird Lovin' Apron I made recently that I really like.
The two Birdie Appliques are left with frayed edges that only
 get better with the more washings it gets.
This is made with Kona cotton and a linen-rayon blend
 that I am really enjoying sewing with lately.

The bird cage pocket and sayings were printed by me
 onto Kona cotton with my Epson printer.
The Epson ink is permanent and this picture was taken after 2 washings.
 You can't do that with regular ink-jet.

I have always loved this saying.