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. 



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

  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

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

  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

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


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

  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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