This post instantly puts a song in my head from My Fair Lady.
I want to twirl around with a basket of flowers in the middle of the street and sing…
All I want is a room somewhere…
Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair, Aow wouldn’t it be lovely?
Lots of chocolates for me to eat, lots of coal makin’ lots of heat, warm face, warm hands, warm feet, Aow wouldn’t it be lovely?
Crept over me windowsill…
In the interest of preserving my neighbors from the indignation of seeing me twirl in the streets, I’ll resist the urge and leave it to my imagination. Shall I tell you where these lovely little delights of mine came from? I know you’re just perishing to know, so lets start with the mirror. I got it for free with the house! (Along with all the dust, dirt, gross carpet, and termites which also were complimentary gifts with the house, but let’s just focus on the positives.) It was hanging in the entry way, a sad little spectacle if I ever saw one.
I painted it dark olive green, and then did a very light coat of gold on top the green. As silly as it sounds, I sort of like the idea of keeping the mirror with the house. Judging from the wall fading around where it had been hung on the wall, they must have been friends for a long time.
Do you see the middle hoop above the mirror with the feather on it? Don’t tell anyone, but it’s more sharpie art, I didn’t actually sew it. The other two hoops just have pretty fabric in them. My simply lovely chair came from the salvage shop…
With ten dollars worth of fabric and a sample pot of paint, it fixed up rather nicely! This was my first re-upholstery job that wasn’t just a cover and staple deal. I didn’t bother making a tutorial for it, because I really didn’t know what I was doing. Although far from perfect, it’s really a mercy it turned out as well as it did! I used quilting cotton, which I certainly wouldn’t recommend for any chair that gets heavy use. I felt fine using it on this chair since it’s in my work shop, and nobody really uses it except for me. By the time it wears out, I’ll be ready for a change anyway.
The rug came from Ross. All the bits and bobs ’round about were either thrifted or gifted and made over by yours truly. The rack directly behind the chair holds scarves, bags, and jewelry for my shop that are pre-made. The suitcases hold fabric and rolls of interfacing…make storage cute I say!
I’m terribly spoiled to have an entire room to use for a work shop, and my Mister should be awarded “most phenomenal husband of the decade” for handing it over to me. I’ll show you more about it in posts to come. It doesn’t look like much with the cement floor and all, but I guarantee you, much work has already gone into this room and it is greatly improved from where we started.
1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever
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