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Monday, March 7, 2011

So Many Changes in the Works!



What a fun weekend!  It was filled with family fun AND talks of decorating!






The newlyweds came home and we got to meet Gordita.   She is growing but still full of lots of puppy spunk…



And Puppy Kisses!



Maggie watched behind the scenes fearing the worse…. Nervous as the cat she is that we had brought another beloved pet into her domain to stay.  She watched with scary eyes, rarely taking her eyes off of the puppy.



My sister in law Connie was over.  Connie loves to decorate too.  We went through fabric books searching for a nice piece to go on Jamie’s salvaged chair.

  I was looking on my computer trying to find a “before” picture of this chair (with no luck).  It was one of those great finds that you are SO excited about…a chair abandoned by someone moving from an apartment and having no interest in a piece of furniture with SO much character!  What is wrong with these people? It was a dull, scratched white with no seat or back, just sitting by the dumpster.  Jamie looked at me in disbelief when I stopped my SUV, opened the back door and quickly threw our great salvaged piece in the back. She is in training, don’t you know?

Here it is painted and sanded with a bottom but still in need of a back and FABRIC!




Below are a couple of her favorites.  She has darling vintage turquoise chairs in her living room, so this piece with the blue would be so cute. 



But isn’t this a black and white fabric worthy of strong consideration?  We got busy doing other things and she still hasn’t given me her final decision.



On to another project.  I have a pair of wingbacks that are probably 22 years old.  When they left my living room I just couldn’t part with them because I loved the legs.  The structure is still solid but the fabric certainly needs changing.  I have a new place where they the chairs can reside ~~ in the downstairs family room.  It will be fun to have them reupholstered.





Here’s what I’m strongly considering.  Doesn’t it tie in with the other patterns and elements in the room?




While I had my strong son in law home along with my strong husband, I had them move some other furniture around.  I am now sitting at my new to me desk and am in the midst of flip flopping our downstairs furniture upstairs.  Everything is a mess right now but hopefully I will have some finished results to share soon.




Lots of projects going on along with preparing silk plants for my spring show.  Life is busy but life is good!

I hope you are feeling the same way.


Until next time……


Anonymous said...

Love your chair redo and can't wait to see your wing backed chair reborn!
Oh poor little kitty! That little puppy has scared her. But little Gordita is adorable. I can almost smell that sweet puppy scent! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Gordita is so precious! Wow, I love that name. He! Poor Maggie is watching her closely.

Love the fabrics Donna. Gorgeous!

April said...

I'd take Gordita home with me in a heartbeat! Your poor cat doesn't quite know what to think! Your chair redo is absolutely gorgeous and those fabrics are so pretty!

lvroftiques said...

I HEART Gordita!! What a doll!! I hope Maggie realizes that that silly puppy is no competition a'tall *winks* And what a find!! Can't wait to see what your sister chooses. Also I do think your fabric choice works with everything. You should see my house right now...wayyyyy too many projects! Vanna

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, love that little puppy--she is adorable!!! We have a maltese and a tuxedo cat (like yours.) So, this morning, my husband found a lost brown Labrador...He brought the dog into the house and you should have seen the cat run upstairs so fast!

The dog was on a leash, but my poor little kitty was so scared, she hid under the bed! Finally, we located the owner...But, I know if we didn't, we would probably be the proud owners of a Lab


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooh, Donna! I love that chair! Can't wait to see the final result! And I am sure that Maggie will be glad to have her territory back! lol My granddog Paco visits sometimes and the staff is always happy when he's gone! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Carolyn said...

Hi Donna! I'm your newest follower. :) LOVE that black and white fabric! And Gordita is *adorable* !!

Babs said...

Donna... that
Gordita... she's so cute and cuddly. I like the menswear fabric (plaid) that you have with the suit case. It looks like it would go well with the curtains by the hunt scenes. Can't wait to see what you choose. I need to reupholster a couple of wing chairs too. Have a great Tuesday.

Miss Char said...

Donna, I don't think I've ever seen a more precious puppy face, please don't tell Maggie and Izzy I said that. I love the chair and can't wait to see which fabric y'all pick out.

Michelle said...

OH my goodness...I don't know what to talk about first...that GREAT chair or that adorable puppy!!!! I would love to have a find like your is wonderful.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Donna, Your pup is so precious and what a darling little face! The chair is wonderful and will look great in any of the fabrics. I hope you will join my new linky party starting 3/17.

stitching under oaks said...

love that plaid for the'll be timeless with your other furnishings. Just sit that puppy on the chair and no one will notice what fabric you choose...what a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

hey Donna, lots going on at your place and I know you are having a blast working on projects. And that puppy.....probably the cutest I have ever seen! What a precious pup! xoxo Lynn

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your chair is off to a great start! Looks like you will be very busy with all your projects.

Unknown said...

Maggie seems to have handled the interloper MUCH better than my cat would've.

As for the found chair, I love both fabrics, but I really like the "edginess" of the floral with the blue accents. It's got that "cool" factor!