Saturday, August 27, 2011
Here is yet another new creation I finished yesterday. This wonderful antique wrought iron baby crib was found at my first ever trip to the famous Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts in July 2011. There I was in heaven. So many wonderful things as far as the eye can see....block after block, wonderful antiques just waiting to be discovered, looking for their new home. This was discovered amongst wonderful flowers and plants and other terrific rusty weathered goodies. I fell in love! The old white original paint..a little rusty and chippy....just a little, not too much. Perfect. I too one look and knew exactly what i was going to do with it. I couldn't wait to get it back to my shop, order a new foam cushion and down pillows, then get to creating something wonderful.
I started by taking a vintage chenille bedspread in pink with a ruffled edge. It had a few spots of missing chenille on the top and was too thin (summer weight) to be used for slipcovers. Perfect for the skirt. The new block of custom cut foam was covered with batting, then I fashioned the cushion using some of my most favorite fabrics in pink and aqua with big beautiful cabbage roses. One side is pink with roses, the other side aqua with roses. I love to be able to change a look in a minute. I had some wonderful wedding ring chenille fabric that matched the skirt perfectly, that became my cushion front. I have finally collected enough vintage chenille bedspreads in a variety of colors and patterns to make all the pillows from chenille. SOOOO COZY !!! See this listing www.vintagechicfurnitire.etsy.com . big hugs to all
Friday, August 26, 2011
WOW!! i just love this sofa. It is the second one i have done for a lovely customer in California. Once I finished, I stepped back and just sighed. How beautiful I thought....aaahhhh. I have another one I will be doing soon in aquas and whites with a matching chair. I cant wait...Also I just finished a wonderful chaise lounge. I covered it with a vintage chenille bedspread in pink and white with an all over rose pattern and a wonderful ruffle bottom. Oh so pretty. That one is listed in my etsy shop www.vintagechicfurniture.etsy.com . I hope you enjoy seeing them...big hugs, Donna
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I made a chair similar to this a few years back. the internet is a wonderful network of storage and ideas. My client found an old etsy ad for that chair and thought it was perfect for her home office alongside her grandmas hot pink antique shawl. Grandma must have been an awesome lady. My kinda gal for sure.
I was lucky enough to have the same fabric and trim in stock, but even luckier to find this awesome antique chair on wheels, like the last. It was perfect !!
I just received pictures from her and was excited to share it with you all. It's rare to see my items in their new home and love to get pictures from my customers. I love the bursts or hot pink colors of Grandmas shawl and the chair looks against her charcoal painted built ins. I was happy to make this for her and to help her showcase a family heirloom. Just lovely.
Monday, August 22, 2011
OMG!! been so busy making many slipcovered pieces with vintage chenille bedspreads and the most yummy fabrics and trims. each one is unique and wonderful. I have to share them with the world. I hope you enjoy seeing them. see more at www.vintagechicfurniture.com or contact me to make a one of a kind piece just for you. Big hugs to all, Donna