Monday, July 13, 2009

Met Monday/bench makeover

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Welcome to Met Monday hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. Today I am featured a bench I reupholstered for a client/friend. Unfortunately since she was there I could not take pictures of the details of the change. I only have the before and after. This is a bench that was her father's and has had f0r a very long time. She wanted the exact same look only different fabric. I tried to get her to change the look a little also and not have the legs tops show but she liked that feature. You have to give the customer what they want even if you know it would look great a little differently.

So this is the before picture in a blue 80's looking fabric.

I did not take off the old fabric as it was glued to the bottom of the seat cushion. That made it harder to expose the legs and cut around them. I used a staple gun to the under side of the bench. Pulled and stapled as we went. When I reached the legs it took a little maneuvering cutting and tucking to get the leg to show and cover the cushion and the blue fabric.
It came out really nice if I do say so myself. The fabric is now updated along with the walls that were painted just recently. ( it was a mauve sponge painted look) Now it is a calming Benjamin Moore color of Powell buff. ( sorry I don't have the paint color in the picture)
The bench took about 2 1/2 hours to complete and she loves it.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit for my quick and some what easy Met Monday. Don't forget to peek at Between Naps on the Porch for more exciting transformations.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hooked on Houses/My Friends

Hi there from Expressive Creations. Today on I am hooking up with Julia and Hooked on Houses. My hook this week are homes that my friends have purchased, one for retirement and one as a second home. It is so fun living vicariously through your friends.

I even get to help with the decorating, Of course my forte!

My friends Laurie has retired and found a home near Placerville CA. Below are some gorgeous views of the inside of the home. It is set on 5 acres over looking the Sierra foothills. This will be so much fun to decorate. There kitchen is fabulous. Look at all the windows with the spectacular view.
This is the room adjacent to the entry way.

Great room that joins the kitchen.They also have three bedrooms and bathrooms. It will be so much fun to help decorate.

The next home will be a second home for a friend of mine in North Carolina. This is an investment property for them.

This home is brand new and both are move in ready. Entry way looking into the living area.

Kitchen with breakfast bar, and master bedroom. I love all the paint colors and this should be easy to decorate.
Well thanks so much for letting me share my friends exciting new plans with you. Stop by Hooked on Houses to see many more hooked on houses stories.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday/Outdoor Wedding

Hi and welcome. Today I am joining Susan from a Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. If you recall I had mentioned that I would be decorating for an outdoor wedding and then coordinating the event.
Here are some pictures of the backyard transformed into a wedding setting. The bride wanted just light pink added as color. We brought in an arch with tuling and the a floral swag as the centerpiece for the wedding.

I lined both sides of the arch with Shepard's hooks and baskets of florals. The arch also had a bucket with a larger Shepard's hook to add florals to draw the eye up and down.

We added white linens to all tables rented and owned so everything looked similar. I added ribbon and ribbon roses to the high boy tables.

I also lined with steps down from the deck to the ceremony area with tuling and pink ribbon. White impatients also lined the stairs.

In their kitchen garden window I transformed that into a wedding setting with a family photo, floral arrangement, basket with a plaque that says "all because two people fell in love", also the "R" initial framed for the families' last name.

Outdoor tables getting ready for floral petals and floral arrangements.

This is the table the food was served from. Just a floral and rose petals here to leave enough room for food.

The cake table was decorated with white, pink and tuling overlay. We added the fresh roses and rose petals as a finishing touch.
All in all it was a gorgeous day and everything went according to plan. The bride and groom was very happy and pleased with everything. Thank you for visiting and don't forget to visit Susan from a Southern Daydreamer.

Have a glorious day!