If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Friday, July 25, 2008

My Favorite Thing


I found, through a friend, a delightful blog called "My Romantic Home". If you love the romantic, shabby chic look, you'll love this site. Cindy is wonderfully creative and inventive and has a fabulous eye for design. Her home is so beautiful. She also has great tips on refinishing furniture. Anyway, she is having an "our favorite things' weekend, where you can share one of your favorite belongings. You can find her blog at http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/


I had to think a little, but definitely one of my favorite things in my home is this chair. I bought it at a yard sale for $25. It was covered with a very 1970's orange and green upholstery fabric. I can't believe I didn't take a before picture. This was my first attempt at reupholstering and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Even the fabric was a bargain...purchased for just a few dollars at a remnant sale. A few weeks after finishing, I found this pillow that matches perfectly at a gift shop while on a trip.

7 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

WOW, what a great chair! I'm going to attempt a small reupholstering project myself so I'm happy to see a another first time project! I hope mine turns out that good! I love your choice of fabric!

Thanks for joining in. I'll add you to the list!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I never get tired of leopard.

Angie said...

ohhhh..now that is one sexy chair! that would look right at home in any boutique..well done!

~Angie

lisa said...

Love It... It's amazing! I would have never know it was your first attempt at upholstering. You did a great job.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Debbie said...

You have such a good eye and what a great choice of fabric. Makes me want to jump up and do a Happy Dance!

ceekay said...

That is a wonderful chair and I really like how you reupholstered it.

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

What a great chair! I love how you redid it and the pillow is a great match. You really did a very nice job!!