Enough of that....on to some little decorating projects I'm working on this week.
Remember these pretties?
Behold. This princess receives her first coat of paint. With a brush mind you, as spraypainting doesn't work when it's 20 degrees outside. Oy.
She's got some pretty curves!
Here's her two long, lost sisters, picked up from a friend and awaiting their makeovers. And a clump of Bogart hair for finesse:
Even more. Yes, heirloom white. Loveliness in a can.
I'm thinking of hanging the bigger ones in my hallway, and the smaller ones as a collage going up the stairs. I plan to glaze them a bit too. Maybe. We'll see how it goes. I know you understand. :)
I've also been collecting and playing with empty frames:
Thinkin' I might use these on my dining room wall and put the kids artwork and papers from school kinda inside them without them being officially 'framed'. Make sense? Keeping most of these wood, but might paint a couple black or white. Again, just depends on my mood....
I also sewed up some pillows for my double rocker....though currently I'm deciding whether to sell it as I don't really have a place for it. So the pillows went on the couch for now.
See how the pleats will play nicely with the pleats on the skirt of the rocker?
I used unbleached muslin, which looks alot like linen, which looks alot like the canvas dropcloth fabric I used for the cushion and skirt above. Which is nice.
I also forgot to show you the new table Hubs and I got. Here's a shot of it in the showroom, er, clearance warehouse of the furniture store (Klopfenstein's for you locals). We got it about 80% off because it's their last one and they're discontinuing this style. Still spent more than we planned, but it's heirloom quality.
I LOVE those chairs, and the deep stain. Very rustic country, and will go with other antique pieces I have.
Double trestle, but very 'clean'. Has a butterfly leaf so I will be able to have all my brood of chicks and their significant others at the table all at once.
Although I dream of someday having a bleached antique farm plank table with chippy painted legs and an assortment of different chairs.....I took Funky Junk Donna's advice and went for FUNCTION first. These are heavy, solid oak chairs in a timeless country/cottage style that I can dress up with slipcovers or dress down in burlap. It fits well in my nook (once we take out the railing) and looks lovely with the blue/grey paint on the walls...so lovely that I've decided not to repaint that room.
I will show you it in it's new home soon. I'm still froufifying. Yep.
Well, I'm off this afternoon to Jayme's to visit her and the girls:
Tomorrow we travel together to Jen's bloggy get together. I try to take lots of pictures. I said 'try'. Don't get your hopes up.
Oh yeah! Forgot to say: