Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Blue Chair and Side Table

I've finished my first two projects in a long while....and my arm ached last night but I didn't dare complain to my husband who already thinks I'm doing too much.


The little side table I shared in the last post has been painted in a french taupe (my kitchen colour) and I found (in my shed, as you do..) a gorgeous vintage crackled porcelain handle that was made in Limoges, France. It suits the table perfectly. I think I may keep this table for a while.



My aunt gave me a huge wicker chair that was very bright blue so I toned it down with a darker blue (Deep Ocean Blue by Dulux). I have a huge tin of this as I thought it was our house trim colour but unfortunately it isn't. Our house trim is actually darker than this so I now have a whole 4 litre tin to get rid of. (and I can't work out what our house colour is).



The chair is quite gorgeous. I love the plaited trim detail. It's very comfortable and in perfect condition but I have no room for it so I'll be selling it.

The chair before was a bright ,light blue and a bit too over the top to live with...


....and the side table before:

I'm off to walk to the supermarket and then catch a taxi home with all the groceries. It's such a bummer not being able to drive. Our school has a movie night on Friday and I'm running the cake stall so I've got 200 cupcakes to make and decorate (I offered before I broke my arm but am sure it will still be fine). I'll be busy tomorrow. 

cheers
Fiona

8 comments:

  1. love that shade of blue! and that little table is ADORABLE! love the color and the shape! it is awesome!

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  2. I love love love love that chair.Wish one like that would pop up in my area.Oh and the colour is perfect for it too

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  3. Great job on both!! The blue you painted the chair is perfect, very on-trend!!
    Love the cushion too!

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  4. They both look gorgeous. Come on - how do you have a beautifully crackled Limoges handle in your shed? Any more?
    Have fun with the cupcakes.
    Cheers Kylie x

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  5. Very cute! Love it! That blue is a gorgeous colour

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  6. Your projects came our great, love the chair. Good luck with the cupcakes! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  7. The new colour of the chair is gorgeous. Lovely transformation. Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  8. I have bought X Rocker 51396 Pro- the perfect chair for gamers. It's an ergonomic gaming chair featured with firmness,speakers, vibration and a really good appearance.

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