Monday, March 16, 2015

A Chair Makeover

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend. We had
another blizzard here and the roads are still
not open for travel. This has been quite the
winter and doesn't seem like it is leaving any
time soon.
Anyway, it may be snowy outside but it a good
time to get some projects done indoors.

                                               So, these chairs that I bought last year got a
                                               little makeover. They had a dark stain on them
                                               which was fine but didn't work in our space as
                                               well as a less formal look so I painted them a creamy
                                               white. The porch is also getting a makeover as my
                                               husband and son put wainscotting on the bottom and
                                               our painter gave it a couple of coats of white and the walls
                                              revere pewter which was a few shades lighter then the original.

                                                            I am still working on decorating the porch
                                                            but I love that sunshine streaming in!

                                                         A pretty rose from a miniature rosebush
                                                         on the windowsill.

                                                             This is the chair before.

                                       Well since we are snowed in I might as well
                                                  go and do another spring project so we will
                                                  be all fresh and pretty when spring arrives.

                                                   I am joining BNOTP for Metamorphosis Monday.

                                                             Hope you have a good day!



Retired English Teacher said...

I love it! Also, I really like the color of the walls. Nice job.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW! What a transformation - love the chairs painted as such.

It's very warm and sunny here and the huge mounds of snow are slowly melting...yet they're calling for snow on Thursday. So for today I am enjoying it and even have my window in my home office open for fresh air. Romeo the kitty is quite enraptured by this open window watching the birds. : - )

Elzie said...

I just love the creamy colour on your chairs.
Hope you'd get rid of the snow soon. Here we have spring now and that's nice.
Love Elzie

Pamela Gordon said...

I love those chairs and the makeover you gave them. They are really pretty. Your porch looks beautiful and I like the colours you chose for paint. That was indeed quite a blizzard yesterday. I know you got more than we did but ours was bad enough. What a winter we've had eh? It's nice to know that spring is just around the corner though.

June said...

I love what you have done with the chairs Carolyn. Just beautiful and the porch is lovely too. Your entire house is! I also loved seeing the pretty aqua post before this.
I hope you have an enjoyable week and that the roads clear soon.

Anonymous said...

You have the chairs gave a beautiful make-over, Carolyn.
What a beautiful soft color.
You still have snow, here it is increasingly spring with sunny days.
A beautiful week desired!

With love, Gerry

Nicole said...

I like how you painted the chairs! They do seem to fit better that way in your beautiful world :)

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Such a pretty scene with your revamped chairs and the new wall treatment with the table, flowers and sunshine! Every time I hear on the news that your area got another dump of snow, I think of you and hope you aren't too snowed in. Hopefully spring is on its way soon for you too - you've certainly created it inside!

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Marlene Stephenson said...

The chairs look nice with their new color, much better and am sorry that you are still having snow but,it is a good time to get inside things done.

tja said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love your blog and find it either inspiring or restful and sometimes both after a long day or a great way to start my day. I have a tea question for you, could you please email me. I have tried the link for your email but something is not installed correctly on my computer to allow me to use the link. Thanks so much and have a nice day

Juanita B said...

I have always LOVED this style of chair. I find them classic and sophisticated. I have only one at the moment;however, that will change soon. Your work is beautiful and, I really like your room, I bet you log in a lot of hours in it. TFS.

Ravi Kumar Jha said...


Daniela said...

What a wonderful corner you've gave life to, as usual your taste drive you so very far !!!
Thank you for all the BEAUTY you always share, to come and visit you is always inspiring more and more, dearest Carolyn
Sending big hugs from Italy

Susan Löckle said...

Liebe Carolyn! Ihr habt noch immer Schnee???? Ihr Armen!!! Ich schicke Dir viele Sonnenstrahlen zum Tauen der Winterpracht!!! Hier ist Frühling pur bei 16° Grad! Alles beginnt zu Blühen, Narzissen, Tulpen, Krokusse....Ich drücke dir die Daumen, dass Euch der Frühling auch bald findet! Deine Deko ist wie immer himmlisch! Halte durch! Alles Liebe von Susan