I promise this is the last time that I’m going to post about the office chair… but I had to share the final piece of the picture: two pillows a friend sewed up for me in a coordinating fabric. The print is called Barber by Premier Prints, the colorway is corn yellow/kelp slub. I think it looks really nice with their corn yellow slub Zigzag fabric. Don’t you?
So there it is! The final touch on the office chair. I’m likely going to put this piece up for sale in a week or two… so if you know anyone that needs a dashing office chair, point them in my direction!
I’ve got a meeting today (I’m on the Social Committee, planning fun stuff for my fellow coworkers… fun, right? :-D) and a few hours after that, more than likely spent stocking up the Swedish Food Market. It needs it after the crazy weekend we had. I’m sure we could have filled a football stadium with the number if visitors we had this weekend!
Anywho, I hope your Wednesday is a quick and happy one, everyone! Until tomorrow. :-*
IKEA hacking. Who hasn’t heard of it? Sometimes the “hacks” are cringe inducing and sometimes they are brilliant. I’m lumping this one in the brilliant category.
Emily from Life On The V Side blog posted this cool work around for IKEA’s Apa storage box. All it took was the right inspiration, some wood stain, linen remnants, and brass tacks. No really, brass tacks! Check out the whole process on Emily’s post. Pretty cool, huh?
Steph at Birdhouse did a fabulous DIY on a inexpensive, non-designer mid century modern dresser. She took it from shabby and worn to a blingy, mod superstar. Here’s how it started out:
I love how she removed the fussy, dated gullwing pulls, went for the currently trés popular two tone look, and gave the front some kerpow with those classy ring pulls. All in all a great DIY makeover by Steph! Check out the post on her blog, Birdhouse, for a complete breakdown of how she did it… in case you want to try it yourself.
I just scored a gorgeous 1950’s steel dresser at the Charlotte ReStore. It has a couple of layers of paint on it… but I can’t wait to get to work on it! I’m thinking of going a different route than the industrial look… I’d like to paint it with a glossy automotive type finish. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!
Above pic is of a similar dresser online for $1800!
Cruising one of my favorite design blogs, Centsational Girl, in the middle of the night (!), I came across this link to The View Along The Way to a tutorial on how to make a version of Jonathan Adler’s swanky bed… DIY!!!
The View Along The Way author, Kelly, and her husband, Andy, pulled out one of those most gorgeous DIYs ever. I’m just saying. And THEN wrote about it with humor and grace. Check it out and give this gal and her husband some props. They deserve it!
Picture above is by Kelly from her blog. There are more detailed photos of the process on her post. Hope you enjoy it!