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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Turquoise and yellow. Here, here!

I have to say, I've been hooked on this color combo recently.



You see?



I indulged myself in a quick stop at the Thrift store. We needed a computer chair, and I saw this sitting off to the side by itself, with a $3 tag. Nothing was real about the chair. But it was practical and pretty. And cheap. and workable. It would be my new Barbie, and I would dress her up in my favoritist colors and make her look pretty. I bought it.



I had my left-over pale turquoise, and a leftover swatch of pale yellow fabric, so I put two and two together, and the colors combined dreamily. The chair hasn't been photographed at my computer because I am dreaming of the rest of the combo for another day (year).



I thought it was darling, but then I found this other fabric, and well... it's fun dressing Barbie up.



I didn't want to pull it tightly because I liked the soft casual slip-cover look it had. Just thought I'd pop in and say a quick hello from my chair to yours.  -Cara


10 comments:

  1. ooh..love the new look, especially the floral fabric seat.
    judi ;)

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  2. That is so pretty. I like those colors too.
    Brooke

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  3. You did an awesome job on that chair... LOVE the fabric. Thanks for the post.

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  4. Ohhh I love the second one too!! Barbie looks fab!

    And I have turquoise and yellow in my room! More turquoise then yellow right now but slowly more yellow is making its way! I am doing a more soft, canary yellow! My husband says sunshine crazy yellow makes him nutty! MEN!!!

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  5. Love those colors and been loving your blog all summer! In an effort to grow, it would be an honor if you would follow my blog too : )
    Laura
    www.HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE love love your blog!!! Just stumbled upon it and I LOVE IT! I have never refinished furniture, what kind of paint would you use to refinish a child's dresser?

    Thanks in advance for the advice,
    Kelly

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  7. For a one time job, I'd go spray paints. I'd do a quick coat of spray primer. Then buy 2 cans of your color (I prefer the 2x Rustoleum from Home Depot) for a dresser. Keep the coats light. When dry, go back over and fine-sand any drips, retouch, and do your distressing if wanted. Then finish with a spray coat of Verithane sealer. There is a large variety of grades in a sealant, and not just any one will do. If you want an even texture and color in your finish, look for the higher costing sealants.

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  8. and oh yeah, good luck Kelly, have fun! Thanks for the wonderful comments, and thanks to everyone else, too.

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