A friend of mine downsized and gifted to me a chair of hers I'd long admired. I gave it a fresh coat of paint, distressed it a bit and then recovered it.
I wanted to go toile but some were too faded, some to crisp, others too biegey. Then I turned the corner at Hancock Fabrics and found a piece of embroidered fabric in sage and fell in love with it....I've heard all greens go together. Hopefully, I'm safe as the living rooms are all green.
There is a lot of embroidery that doesn't show through on that photo and I fell in love with all of it! It changes colors with the different light of day and night.
Here's how it turned out:
I always loved the ornate details and the curvy legs and arm area.
This is the Upper part trimmed in a slightly deeper shade of sage:
I think we will enjoy it for a long time.
This morning the neighbors were having a garage sale and Hubs and I went for a look.
There was a beautiful stained glass fireplace screen and I walked right to it. $20 was the price tag. Hmm... Then the owner came up and said, 'you can have it for ten, it is broken on the back'. She bent it forward and the glass backing had a couple of cracks in it. Then she said: 'You can have it for $5'. Hubs pulled out his billfold and handed her the cash, loaded it up and off we went.
It is light during the day and darker at night.
I am going to put packing tape across the glass cracks on the back as the front had survived the fall quite well.
It will be nice for the summer and for $5. Can't be it, woulda paid that for paint to paint those shutters I'd planned on decorating with a trail of hand painted roses.
I still might do those shutters, but they will go in the loft window instead.
Have a lovely Sunday,