Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Remember this lovely chair I found at Angel View that I vowed to reupholster back in... ummm.... August?

I did it! Well, if it counts even though I haven't put any kind of trim down to cover the staples yet. And perhaps you can see some of the natural wood where I botched the paint job because I couldn't figure out how to keep the batting down once I'd taken off the ugly fabric. Should have kept it on. I have a bit of a half-way personality... and since it looks done from afar, I'm afraid it might be a long while before I fix those little problems. But anyhoo... one project down! Just 6 months later.


Holy cow--- that's the first time I counted out the months. Sad. Notice there were two? Maybe Ross's ultimatum that the second one is tossed if I don't have it out of his garage in the next 30 days will light a fire under my butt.
And here are a couple of other newbies in the house I've meant to blog. The light fixture from ikea I got a while back and panicked that it was WAY too big for the room. Then Ross put it up and I think I dig it. The rug? A vast improvement from the shaggy old ikea one that left hair balls all over my house, but not the yellow I've been envisioning, so I'm not sold yet.
Can't find any before pictures. I wish I'd done the whole "tag" thing on my posts like everybody else.

10 comments:

sara said...

Those chairs look fantastic - you did a great job!

mommara said...

Love the chairs and I have to say that rug looks pretty great.

momMYsliceoflife said...

Love the chairs! Great job! And I LOOOOOOVE the light. And you know, I'm really digging the rug too

Brandon or Michelle said...

hey lady. you did a great job! which fabric is this, and how did you get it to you (ordered online or in a store)?

also, your decorating both impresses me beyond limits and give me nightmares. as in, after I looked at this last night, I had a dream that a friend of mine needed me to decorate a REALLY important room for her. and all I could get out was "where's lillie? I'm not cut out for this! where's lillie? she needs to talk to lillie!" :)

hooray for you, I'm inspired! (and relieved that I don't have to be too inspired just yet, seeing as I get to live where i live for a couple more years. phew, pressure's off!)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Looks gorgeous!

Da Costa said...

Lillie! I LOVE the rug! All about the bold colors. :0) And where did you get your table? I've been looking for a square 8 seater forever! Oh, and of course, I love the chair! :0)

HMB said...

of course anything you do looks FAB!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

I am IN LOVE with that chair! I'm so impressed! You can't use the words "not crafty" to describe you ever again!

And that rug. I've been eyeing that rug for years but haven't had anywhere to put it. Somehow you beat me to everything these days!

Love it all.

Eve said...

Hi Lillie! I am taking another (longer than two second before our photo class) looksy at your blog. Not fair. You have such a cute house/ family/ self. It was fun meeting you and you are officially on my reader.

:) Eve

Emily said...

Hi there! Your blog is really cute. Did you use a guide when you recovered your chair? I have some I'd like to recover and would love any tips! Thanks!