Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bedroom Chair and Sneak Peek

Now that our bedroom chair has been featured in my giveaway button, I thought I'd tell you about its' transformation.  Also, this post will give you a sneak peek into our master bedroom makeover.  I know sneak peeks are a tease, but there's still more to be done.  A little at a time...

I did end up recovering the chair seat with a white cotton/linen blend fabric and finishing the edges with nailhead trim.  Did you know you can get this great trim at JoAnn's Fabrics?  It comes in a strand, and every 5th nailhead has a tiny hole where you hammer in a nail (with head) over it.  It's easier than hammering in many individual nails. 

The frames on the floor will end up in the room somewhere.  Still debating a place...
The gold frame holds a heavy old vintage mirror which is very distressed.  My husband wondered about it, but I explained that there was an article in a recent Jeanne D'Arc magazine instructing us on how to transform a new mirror to look that way.  He just shook his head.

   
I had fun making this 'Bonne Nuit' sign, based on a similar one I've seen in Ludmil and Linda Marcov's home (I save all magazine articles about their style!).  This glittered star was from a local florist, and bids sweet dreams...

Here's a 'before' pic of the $15 thrift store chair, as I was taking it apart:


Blessed Mother...

These curtains had already been made for this window, so I decided to stencil a '1939' design on them.  It's the year our house was built.

Here's a peek through my bureau mirror, looking at the white wardrobe. 

On the back of the bedroom door...

Hope you enjoyed this initial peek.  I've still got a sidetable to paint and lampshades to cover, then hopefully I'll reveal the room sooner than later.
Linking this post with Vintage Inspiration Friday (Debra's got some great scandinavian style pics this week) and Feathered Nest Friday.

15 comments:

Sunny Simple Life said...

Everything is so serene and bright. You have the magic touch for sure.

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh Susan!!
LOOOOOOOO-VE IT all:)
and thanks for the tip off about the nail head trim!
I'll be keepin' me eye out for that one!
NEVER would have guessed it, I thought
dude ~ look at allll those nails,
yah no, not me baby!!
LOL!!
xo, Rosemary

Pamela said...

Love everything so far Susan! That chair is so beautiful and i love the angel wings!
Your hubby sounds just like mine! They don't get our decorating ideas lol !

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Omigosh Susan! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your chair makeover. You've done a beautiful job. Thanks for the tip about the nail head trim. That's so good to know. Can't wait to see the rest. :)
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Petite Michelle Louise said...

soooooooooo lovely susan! i just adore what you've done with that 15.00 chair! wow...it's stunning! your palette is always so soft and dreamy. i can't wait to see the rest! don't "tease" us for too long now mon amie! :)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

What a beautiful chair! It was ratty tatty before, and you turned it into a shabby chic wonder! Great job! It will look stunning wherever you end up putting it. Rhanks for the sneak peek...I think teasers are fun!

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Ido said...

Love the chair, thanks for the tip about the nail trim, I'm in the process of re-doing my bedroom too and have a chair that I got a week ago at a thrift store. I'm loving all the sneak peeks at your bedroom, can't wait for the reveal.
XXX ido

saltbox treasures said...

Everything is beautiful! Love that chair re-do! It's fab!
~ Julie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Susan, love how the chair turned out. I'm on the lookout for a chair to recover. The nailhead trim is just perfect for this. and the stencil on the curtains really packs some punch. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, hope you're having a great weekend. xo Debra

A Cottage Muse said...

Just picked my jaw up off my keyboard...I am in love with what I am seeing so far!! You did a beautiful job with that thrifted chair! I can't wait to see the final reveal!

Hope you weekend is going great!

Mahrian said...

Looove this chair, Susan! I always wish to make a recovering..., but I think I was afraid... :) Well, maybe I'll try soon. Then I tell you...:)Love your cute work! God bless, my dear!

KATHY said...

The chair is so beautiful! I love your home.

Kathy

natashalorraine said...

that chair is great, wish i had a big enough bedroom for one.
your blog is amazing :)
natasha - http://bonjourshabbychic.blogspot.com/ xox

Passionate for White said...

Your chair makeover came out great and I SO appreciate the lead on the nail head trim!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh that chair is just gorgeous~ such beautiful inspirations!! Thank you for sharing at FNF :)

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