Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lilac Fur-A-Licious!

Continuing my daughter's bedroom makeover, it was time to hunt down a desk chair.  We had already found a vanity/desk with great lines and we wanted something equally as wonderful for a desk chair.

Our hunt ended at the flea market where we picked up this chair for a song.  It was in need of some TLC. 

After some sanding I primed the chair to get it ready for the High Gloss Lilac paint.

The unexpected would make this chair fantastic.  Glossy Lilac, who would have thought?

On went the layers of paint.  One coat after another..........

Once I finished painting the chair I turned to re-upholstering the seat.  It was an old chair and the foam inside the cushion proved that.  I replaced the foam and covered it with new batting.

As if the bold lilac color wasn't enough of a surprise .....I decided to cover it in white fur.

A fun and funky twist sure to make this traditional Chippendale style chair perfect for a tween room!

TA-DA here it is complete and sitting at her new desk!

Fur-A-Licious Baby!

Do you think this will make her want to do her homework?

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Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flea Market Fun

Every weekend at the Raleigh Fair grounds they have a flea market.  This past weekend Little Miss Whimsy and I decided to go there to hunt for a chair for her desk.  We had something very specific in mind!

Flea markets are always an adventure!  Look at these wonderful frames.  Oh let the imagination fly!  I am already working on a project involving a large ornate frame.  Even so I was tempted by these!

This flea is inside and outside.  There is so much to explore!

This is just a glimpse of some of the silver pieces and sets we saw.  Those are always hard to walk away from!

Here it is my favorite find of the day.  There were two matching ones both painted gray.  Oh man I wanted these.......badly.  I could imagine them on either side of my four poster bed as an unexpexted twist.  I even wondered if I should sell my existing side board in my formal dining room and place these in there!  I could strip them and refinish them or paint them a color that would compliment the room.  I must admit I love the gray but it would not work in my home!

A common feature in pieces like this the top "drawer" actually pulls out as a serving tray.  These were usually found in pieces from the 1940's.

The manufacturer was Morganton.  In the end I had to leave these for the next buyer as I simply had no place to put them......much to my dismay. I am still dreaming of them two days later!

Those weren't the only great furniture pieces to be found............

Need Oars?  These would be fantastic in a beach home or nautical themed boys room!

More drool ......

This vendor has the most beautiful beads and gems.

Our purchase of the day.  It was in pretty bad shape which is just what we wanted.  Lower price and ready to be made over!  I will be featuring this on an upcoming Monday.

The Raleigh Flea Market entertaining way to spend a morning or afternoon!