November 4, 2009

From Trash to Treasure (at least, that's the plan...)

I get such enjoyment out of taking something old and making it new again. I wish I could stock my entire house full of things that have been revamped. I think it takes such love for a thing to look at it and be inspired to make it new again. It's been a while since I've done this, but I got inspired today on the Pier1 website. They have this very cute modern looking wingback chairs in bold prints. I scooted up to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on my lunch break yesterday and found an old wingback chair for $25! She's perfect. She's narrow with smaller wings and she's very comfortable. For some reason I was feeling inspired to do a soft yellow with white zebra stripes and paint the legs black. Matt looked at me like I was crazy. I told him not to worry, I can't design the fabric, and I doubt I will come across yellow and white zebra print in upholstery fabric.

I went to JoAnn's on my lunch break today and found the most amazing fabric! It's a medium yellow with white silhouettes of fern-like leaves and flowers all over it. It's the exact feel I was looking for when I was picturing the zebra print. It will really pop with black legs! Now... I just have to figure out how to reupholster a wingback chair.

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