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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


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

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

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

  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!!!

  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 : )

  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,

  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.

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


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