Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fun with Stencils and At Home with White this weekend!

Hello friends!
First off I wanted to let you know that the spectacular At Home with White event is this weekend at the Wrentham Country store!!!  Woo hoo!  Are you jumping up and down?  If you are in the area, please make sure you don't miss this annual extravaganza.  I've been twice (see here and here) and have been amazed at all the yummy white and neutral treasures to be found.
Once again, Michelle and I are making a trip down to Wrentham and we are looking forward to seeing Sandi & all the WCS gang there, as well as meeting Kris who's travelling all the way from Chicago!!

The only challenge will be to stop hugging and chatting and laughing in order to snag treasures before some other lucky shopper grabs them!

I also want to share with you results of a recent project.  Some of you may recall that our dining table, chairs and buffet are a dark mahogany.  That finish was a compromise reached by hubby and I many years ago.  I'm not fond of warmer wood tones and he's not fond of too much painted furniture.  Bless him, he puts up with a lot of white in this old house.
Nevertheless, I grew tired of looking at those dark chair backs in our dining room.  Slipcovers to the rescue!  I had already covered the backs of 2 armchairs, and decided to cover the rest.  I simply stencilled on some words to canvas dropcloth using letter stencils and a black fabric marker.  I wanted them to look French grain sacky (is that an adjective?).
Here is the result...

I continued having fun with stencils by making these little bags from more canvas drop cloth:

They look right at home next to a bunch of lavender in this old fruit crate.

I got the lavender at the cutest Frenchy shop nearby, called Brissonte.  Michelle and I took a fun shopping trip there yesterday, as well as an antiques mall next door.  I got this funnel there, just because I liked the patina.  A woman in the store asked what I would do with it.  She and another gentleman thought it would be fun for a Tin Man costume.  I'll just display it for now, but will keep that in mind next Halloween!

I also found these lovely vintage bobins at the antiques mall.  Heavenly...

Well friends, hope to see you Saturday at the At Home with White event.  We'll be sure to post lots of photos of the event next week!

I'm joining in at these great parties:
Grey Dey Thursdey
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday


Debra@CommonGround said...

totally love these chair slips. that peek of their girlish figures is brilliant!

Seawashed said...

Have a wonderful time. Dropcloth is so fun...I always like what I create with it. Your chair covers are so nice. I personally like it better than burlap. It reminds me of canvas, which I love.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Susan,
I really love the chair slips. The are great. I am so excited to fly out tomorrow to Boston and then on to the At Home with White Show. It will be fun to meet you and Michelle and Sandi. I have never been out east so this is exciting for me. See you on Saturday.

chateau chic said...

Your chair slips are a perfect way to lighten up your dining room. Love the way each is stenciled too.
Oh how I would love to live close enough to come to the At Home with White Event!
Mary Alice

Victoria said...

Oh Susan, your dining room looks amazing!!! Love love love the slipcovers!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your chair covers looks great, Susan! I understand the compromise situation. I would have more painted furniture in our home if not for the fact that my husband lives here, too. : ) LOL ~ I was thinking tin man when I saw the funnel!

Anonymous said...

Love the slip covers! I wish I had the talent to sew. I would create them for my chairs.


Sarah said...

Your chair slips are charming. I'm adding this to my inspiration board. '-)

Alison Agnew said...

Your room is lovely, and those stencils add such vintage style and charm. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


Donna said...

Your chairs look so pretty with their new look, Susan! Stenciling was a great idea! That is awesome you will be meeting Kris, I am a follower of hers, and she is so sweet! And I love her style, too! Have fun at the show this weekend, can't wait to see what treasures you find:)

Rhonda said...

I'm so jealous, your chair covers are perfect!! Do you know I've never stenciled, EVER? Shame on me, I must try it, you've inspired me Susan!

Ooh, you gals have the time of your life - I will be thinking of you all.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, I an filled with envy! You KNOW I would love to get to the show. Have a great time. I love your chir solution! What a great look.


LOVE it! Well done Susan!


It's me said...

Wowwwww lovely Susan !!! from me...x !

Burlap Luxe said...

Lové it all, i cant chose what inspires me best, yét the chair slips are way cool.
I havé your same galvanized funnle :)
Always lové your style, yét i need to visit more often.

Your older pillow posting is amazingly sweetly creative.


Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Great solution for your chairs, Susan! LOVELY post today. :)

Seawashed said...

Thank you for your visit...and no I do not get his email newsletters so I will go visit the website. Thank you.

I love your vintage mirror and are your white rolled up curtains the ones from Ikea?

xxo Kerrie

Unknown said...

Everything looks beautiful.
That gives me inspiration.
Your blog is very interesting.I am a follower of your blog.

Enjoy your day.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a great solution and compromise your stencilled slipcovers are Susan... love them!
Thanks for sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring them at tomorrow's party.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Rhonda said...

I just found your blog Susan, I love your style! The chair covers are so adorable, love it!

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