Friday, February 6, 2009

Rare & Beautiful Treasures and an Old Beach Bungalow

My friend, Erin, who writes the blog Rare & Beautiful Treasures recently sent me photos of an update she did to what she called, "an old ugly, paint-stained chair".

She had some scrap canvas drop cloth material, so she sewed a shabby chic slipcover for most of the chair:

Then she went to a craft store and bought a stencil she liked.
Fabric marker in hand, she gave the chair-back a pretty new design:

Isn't this the cutest little project you ever did see!? :-)
Way to go Erin!

Creative people must travel in packs because Erin's friend, Kristen, who writes the blog Old Beach Bungalow also inspired me this week. The wainscotting in her Kitchen is INCREDIBLE!

I encourage you all to check out Erin and Kristen's blogs...they're two of my absolute favorites!



Holly and Sean said...

Great ideas!!! The wainscotting is such a fantastic and original idea.
Just lovely.

Pony Girl said...

Oh wow, that is a great idea on the chair! I have a few of those around my place that could use some sprucing up! I have some ideas to even "cowgirl" them up a bit, too! ;)
thanks for sharing!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Wow they both are beautiful!

Karen said...

I find all of you ladies to be inspirational - and I have just found a flea market near me - can't wait to go!

Old Beach Bungalow said...

You are too sweet! Thanks for mentioning my blog!

Lisa said...



Anonymous said...

Great ideas thanks for sharing their blogs! I love inspiration for decorating!

Erin said...

Wow, thanks Layla!! :)

If I had known my little shabby chair was going to be famous I would have ironed the slipcover :)

I'm almost done with the large slipcover I did for our sofa and will blog about it with SUPER easy directions if anyone is interested.

TGIF and thanks for making my day dear friend!


SoBella Creations said...

What a great chair makeover! The use of the stencil is inspiring.

Inspired Kara said...

Love the stencil idea. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love the stencil idea, great chair makeover!

LuLu & Co. said...

I am so thrilled to see the chair and the stencil. I saw a chair in Wistera with a stencil and loved it but out of my budget. So now I can achieve it this way. Just fabulous. and love the wainscotting. love how beach shabby it looks!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I absolutely love Erin's chair makeover! I just bought a couple chairs that need slipcovers and I am inspired by her ideas. I'm off to visit her blog! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have now gone way back to December and cannot find the wainscotting. I adore it and would like to know more.
Thank you for the blogsite.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I was looking for an idea to cover my dining room chairs, love that look. thanks for the idea. Enjoyed visitng your blog.