I’m back! You miss me? And do I have a great project to share today!
But first, some very exciting news! I’m guest posting on one of my favorite blogs today! Beckie at Infarrantly Creative has graciously invited us on over to her place to share what we do with her readers! If you haven’t seen Beckie’s blog, you really must. I love it.
So onto the latest project…
I recently acquired a solid oak, round pedestal table and a set of four wrought iron chairs from two separate Roadkill Rescues. The table was rescued from the free section of Craigslist and the chairs were in front of someone’s house on a neighborhood yard-sale day with a free sign on them, so I pounced. :) They were, of course, destined to be a set.
I always feel so uninhibited when the material I’m working with didn’t cost me anything! It’s such a breath of fresh air! So, I really wanted to do something fun and something that I loved with this set. I took a chance, held my breath, and thought RED!! (Well, it is my favorite color.)
I was really inspired by Miss Mustard Seed’s (another bloggy favorite) lovely guest room.
I love the touches of red, with the white and naturals intermixed, but I especially loved the clever way she used the jute upholstery webbing to trim out the curtains and tie up the faux roman shade (genius!!):
And Martha used it too for this rug. (If it’s good enough for Martha and Miss Mustard Seed, it’s most certainly good enough for me!)
Since the caning on the backs of the chairs was pretty trashed from being in the weather, I removed it all and replace it with woven jute upholstery webbing. So here’s my finished dining set a la Miss Mustard Seed (complete with hand-painted details):
Isn’t our willow tree purdy?!? We’re in our small window of green in Arizona before the scorching temps turn everything brown and crispy. I’m soaking it up while I can. :)
Hope everyone has a fantastic day!
This project is also participating in the Paint Challenge AND the Martha Stewart Inspiration Challenge over at the CSI project!