Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Chairs - The Shield-back "Afters"

Every room needs an element of Happy - something that connotes a sense of style, while still imparting the truth that one need not take themselves too seriously. That's why, for Mary's room, I went with this fun, apple-green color on the traditional, shield-back chairs I picked up for $15.00 a piece at our local Habitat Re-Store. Then, recovered the seats in a natural, nubby linen.
Remember their sad beginnings?
Also...I felt like such a Taskmaster this weekend, getting Hubster to sand down the Wisteria-wanna-be console table. "Afters" to be disclosed soon...

In Baby G News: Nada. Zip. Nilcho - that's what I have to offer. Still holding steady at 3-4 cm - apparently, she dipped her toe in, and decided the water's too cold. Wishes and prayers for her to get motivated for life outside the womb are most appreciated ;)

29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chairs look wonderful. Such a lively and happy color. Hugs, Marty

the red bungalow said...

Really great transformation. :) I've heard about one of those Habit Re-stores by me and I'm convinced now to go check it out.

Good wishes to you and Baby G.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

LOVE the chairs! Can't wait to see Mary's room complete. Moreso, can't wait for Baby G to get here! Well wishes and prayers are being sent your way!

melifaif said...

Oh, I love your sweet words about your lil darling. Cute. And those chairs are just fantastic. Many blessings.

Mariska Meijers said...

Great job, love the colour!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

the chairs look stunning, good work!!
All the best for Baby G :)

LindsB said...

The color of those chairs is super happy, I LOVE it!! Its so fresh and bright and just perfect!

Averill said...

The chairs look fantastic -- can't wait to see the table's "after".

And here's hoping Baby G. decides to make her debut ASAP!!!!

my favorite and my best said...

dear baby number 2,
if you come out now MFAMB will send an awesome gift just for you!! and mom too probs.
love,
aunt MFAMB
p.s. your mom has major chair vision.

fric and frac said...

The chairs look great - I love the bright pop of color!

All things house and beautiful, UK said...

what a gorgeous colour those chairs are - can't wait to see the console table

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Those look WONDERFUl, major happy. C'mon Baby G, I wanna (virtually) meet you!

Michelle said...

oohh, I love the chair paint color, you did good! I can't wait to see the table, good hubby!

traci zeller designs said...

The chairs are sooo fabulous!

corine said...

From today on I will paint everything in my house lime green.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Baby G...tell your mama to get on her hands and knees...

And mama...the chairs look fantab!!

Hamptontoes said...

Looks fab...great job!

lemondropdreams said...

Your chairs look great! I love love love the color. Good luck with baby. I was nine days late with my first and ended up being induced. Second, induced on due date. Third, ten days early and fourth, five weeks early. Bide your time, life is a lot different with more than one!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh! they are happy chairs! Amazing what paint can do! Can't wait to see the finished table. laurie

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Read this aloud to bebe: Come on Baby G! We all want to meet you and see your perfect precious face! Come meet the world! XOXO, Mommy's bloggy friends!

My Interior Life said...

Love, love, love what you did with the chairs! And will send positive birth vibes your way. I remember how frustrating that can be. Best wishes!

Emily A. Clark said...

The green is excellent! What a fun choice for a traditional style.

Sarah said...

Those are happy chairs. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way so you can meet your baby very soon.

ashlina said...

i LOOOOOOOOOVE them. totally happy :)

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

I LOVE the chairs! The color is great!

Katie said...

They turned out great!!

A Perfect Gray said...

fantastic chairs!

Minnie said...

Hi Alison, I love your philosophy about every room needing something fun. Also, just wanted to say again how much I love your renovation projects, which is what first brought me to your blog. I have just awarded you a "Beautiful Blogger Award" on my blog. You just had your baby so I don't expect you'll be active in blogland for a while but I wanted to let you know about the award.

Insolvency advice said...

It turned out to be so beautiful. Good work!