Thursday, February 24, 2011


My little cupcake is growing so fast!
She just gets more and more beautiful every single day and my heart grows bigger every day!

Thank you dear Lord for blessing us with our little Sophie!

Monday, February 21, 2011

~French Chair Reveal~

I finally get to share my french chairs with you all!

They were a little challenge that I really enjoyed and I even did a happy dance once they were finished and looking decent!

This is the first time I attempted making double welting, and thanks to Kelly at Much To Do With Nothing's  welting tutorial and helpful advice I was able to pull it off!! Thanks so much Kelli!!!

Along with double welting it was also my first time trying to make a box
cushion cover, it didn't come out perfect but I'm very happy with them!

So here we go, here are the "before" shots:

$20.oo a piece!

They weren't in bad shape -but pink just doesn't go with my decor..and I  had better plans for them in my mind's eye :0)

Here's a "during" shot ..once they were naked I found marks indicating that they were made in Italy! 

Now, you've waited long enough...

Here are the "after" photos:

I left the wood as it was, just oiled it up.
I think it looks really nice now against the cream fabric. The fabric I used is a creamy chenille upholstery fabric and on the back a piece of a toile I've been waiting to use for a few years!

I found some similar chairs online to compare my little cuties to and realized that they are petite chairs..they measure 24.5"W x  24"D x 35"H

Ethan Allen has a beautiful chair starting at $1029.oo
and measures 29'W x 29"D x 39"H

Ballard Designs also has one, $799.oo - $991.oo
measuring: 26.75"W x 24"D x 38.5"H

So I think I did VERY GOOD for $20 + roughly $40 on materials!
(per chair)

During my search for comparable chairs I found something I think I might just have to

This sweet chair measures : 27.2" H x 18.5" W x 18.9" D
Only problemo is it doesn't have a sweet price.
Oh how I love it though!...I mean, how cute would it be next to the other chairs?!?!..Maybe I'll "get it for Sophie." haha

Well there you have it, my finished french chairs! I think I am addicted to craigslist and chairs now..hehe

Hopefully I'll find some that I can use to make my patio the lovely  place I've been dreaming that it can be!!

Until then though reupholstering the french chairs has given me the courage  to finally undertake the challenge of this chair:

..and if all goes well with it, I will then have enough courage to tackle his big momma...

They've been with me for 2 years+ but I haven't had the courage to strip them down yet....
*scarey music plays*


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day/ 5 Months!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
I hope everyone is enjoying their day :0)

Here is a Valentine kiss from Sophia

Can't believe she's already 5 months old!!!!

Here are a couple more pics and a sneak peak at the chairs
I've been working on :0)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Trying Cereal

Again, I'm sorry for the lack of is just busy!

I'm ALMOST done with my french chairs, woohoo!
They've been a nice challenge for me and I'm so happy with myself because I'm almost done!
It's just taken a while because of being busy with our little cutie.

Sophie tried cereal for the first time this past Saturday so I thought I'd 
share some photos from the occasion :0)

We sat her in her purple bumbo and gave it a try...

It started off well enough...and then..

hahaha, ...she likes to eat fast so the spoon is too slow for 
her i guess, so she gets MAD!
I'm mean and was laughing while she had that face on, hehe.

I can't believe she will be 5 months on Valentine's Day!!
Thats just crazy fast!!

I will post more pics soon and also reveal the french chairs!