Monday, June 29, 2009

Tea For Two

These two delicate chairs, although old and somewhat forgotten, had a lot of character. The carving on the legs and backs are intricate and detailed. It put me in mind of an old victorian parlor or sitting room. The little plant stand and octagonal lazy susan in the picture on the right inspired another idea for me.

Charming...How do you take your tea? I think this turned out so sweet.

Shoe Stop

This lonely little bench had definitely seen better days when I picked it up. Several layers of bad upholstery and neglect to the solid pine base left little to be desired and I felt sorry for the poor thing.

Now, with new updated fabric and sleek satin black paint, this hallway bench serves as a soft landing to remove shoes and boots and a welcome seat for little ones while mom ties laces and slips on mittens.

A Woman's Work is Never Done....

After seeing this sad little desk and potentially cute and comfy chair in a local thrift shop, I just had to try my hand at making them a cohesive set for some work at home mom who appreciates style as well as function for her home office.

The result is a classic, clean and fresh look with a new cushy seat and a sparkly drawer pull. I love the way this turned out--so bright and, well, fun if you can apply that term to work.