Monday, March 1, 2010

White paint and burlap

My apron is home now from Apronology. have you picked up this fabulous issue yet?? I used a piece of a crinoline from my blue one. It is so full you can't even tell I cut a piece out to use for this .When I was done I just sewed it back together! I added a pretty rose and ribbons from an old prize ribbon.
One of my new fetishes is old clocks, pretty ones like this one .It even still works ,found at a thrift store for 75 cents! Total score !And after putting some of my dolls in the shop here I am buying more. Meet my new little Nancy Ann doll who keeps me company while doing dishes, here she is sitting in my window ledge above the sink.

I was so happy to finally find a lamp to go with this gorgeous vintage lampshade, it is silver in color and works too.I just love the contrast. And the chair , picture this chair all brown.
I wish I would have taken before pics.

And the seat was the same wicker stuff that backs the chair and had a slight tea in the seat, found for 2.50 at the thrift store on a half off sale. I painted it white and added two layers of burlap to the seat and tacked it with furniture tacks . I love the way it turned out, junk to some but to me I seen what it could be ,even with the tear in the seat, it is plenty sturdy to sit in.I can't paint at all, all my paint jobs turn out so crappy ....but here it is!




xo andrea



17 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Your chair looks terrific!

There is a lot of old "junk" out there that only needs a good eye and clever hand to be turned into treasures!

ramsam said...

Love the chair!
Got a little compo doll at the antique market last week...totally love it, totally inspired by you!

LiLi M. said...

Love your new chair, the doll and the clock too! Have a lovely day creating new beauties!

Micayla said...
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Micayla said...

Wow what a productive session of thrifting. I am so happy for you.
Just wanted to say that the apron is truly stunning. I adore it.
Micayla x

Jenny Fowler said...

The chair looks awesome - he did a great job! Your apron looks beautiful too!

Beth Gales said...

What great finds! I never seem to get that lucky!

LuLu said...

Hello Andrea, I have something for you on my blog!

http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

~Lauri

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I love your white paint and burlap. Gorgeous!

Judy

Linda B said...

OMG! I'm dying for that apron!! I also love the chair:D

jen said...

OK the Apron is just FABULOUS! love the pouty doll what does she whisper while your elbow deep in suds? HMmm....
luvs and glitter
~jen

Lori said...

Andrea, your chair looks really gorgeous all painted white and with the new seat...it looks so pretty with the crinoline tossed over it too...very sweet!!! love the old clock too...nice score indeed!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Chair looks fabulous! Love the ribbon on your apron too!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh Andrea ~ I love love your apron !! What wonderful idea !
xoxo
Lori

Auntie Cake said...

Love all your new finds. The apron is fabulous! It's so much fun to give old treasures a new home, isn't it?
Kate

June said...

Andrea are you serious!!!! $2.50! What a great buy. Your hubby did such a great job.
I love your cute little clock.
hugs

Angela Harris said...

Oh my! There has never been such a beautiful lampshade! Gorgeous finds :)