It's been over a year since I first saw the mudroom episode and I'm still crazy about this fabric. I even ordered myself a small sample piece so I could see it close up and personal, but try as I may, I couldn't think of a place to use
it in my own home.
Then one day while shopping at Old Time Pottery, I came across a 5-yard remnant piece of the fabric at only $4/yd. I snatched it up right away, justifying the purchase by telling myself I could make pillows to sell at the store ~ which I did.
The pillows sold almost immediately so there must be a lot of other Sarah Richardson followers out there too. I had a wee bit of the fabric left and decided to make myself some lumbar pillows for my newly repainted dining room chairs. This is how the fabric looks in my house.
It's a very bright and bold fabric that I'm not sure I could
use myself as drapery. In my small house, it might just blow me out of the room.
So far, I've only used it in these pillows, but I sure would like to find another way to incorporate the fabric into other parts of my living and dining room. I love it's warm earthy colors and I never tire of looking at it.
I've been toying with the idea of making a slip cover for a living room chair, but for now, it's just an idea for the future when I have more time. It might be too much in large doses. What do you think?
Getting down to the last few pieces of furniture to refinish and then I can take a break.
So ready not to have an unfinished piece of furniture sitting in the middle of
my living room. So ready to get my car back in the garage. So ready to work on
furniture for my house or do absolutely nothing if I choose to. So ready to hibernate.
Here are two things I transformed with Caromal Color paints. As usual, I don't
have before pictures, but this desk was a dark wood that I painted sage green.
After distressing, I applied a coat of their toner, then a mixture of clear
and dark wax, and reapplied the original hardware.
My other transformation is this pair of Christmas trees. I found them at Goodwill
after Christmas last year and promptly painted them a light green. I can't remember
what their original color was anymore.
I nearly threw them away several times because I didn't like them green and didn't know what else to do with them. I found my inspiration for them in these pine cone plates I picked up at a yard sale this summer.
So ~ over the green, I painted them off-white, distressed them and aged them
with a mixture of clear and dark wax. They were originally headed off to the
store along with the plates and desk, but I think I'm going to keep them. They
are really starting to grow on me.
I love the mixture of textures in this vignette and the quite colors of off-white and brown.
I don't usually keep the things I buy and refinish no matter how much I like them.
But ~ when I get time this winter to refinish my hutch for the dining room, I
thought they would make a nice Christmas decoration to go with my
brown transfer ware collection. If only I had time to get my own hutch done
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.