Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Met Monday~Table and Chairs

Today I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday with our very sweet and talented hostess
and....
I'm also joining the many other thrifty treasure hunter participant's along with our delightful hostess


After your visit here please be sure and visit Rhoda's blog and Susan's blog
and the other nifty thrifty participant's.


This rattan chair I bought at the G/W. It had really awful cushions on it that did not go with it. I made these cushions with the same fabric that I've used throughout my kitchen. I got the designer fabric for 3.00 a yd. at Wally World. Then trimmed them with a red checked piping.

The wrought iron plant stand was a yard sale find. The little table was made from a wicker bottom and a piece of cut marble a bought at a T/S. It worked well because the chair sits very low to the floor.


The lamp in this vignette I bought from a T/S, it was an awful shade of green, with an ugly old lamp shade. I painted the base white and then antiqued it. I bought a new lampshade and covered it in red checked fabric and trimmed the edges in dark green.

The little tassel I found at the dollar store. I antiqued the gold paint to give it a more depth and richness then removed the cheapy looking faux red jewels that were on it too.


This cute little occasional table above, I found at the same local T/S that I found the lamp at. The tabletop items I bought at local discount stores a couple of years or so ago.

The finish on the table was in very bad condition, so I painted it white. I really liked the design, but I thought it needed a little something extra....

Some ball feet!!! of course! so I added some!

I thought it was the perfect touch! Don't you think so too?

Now this chair was a real treasure I found at a junk store! It was painted dark brown and the bottom for the seat was gone.
I cut and put in a piece of plywood for the seat, then painted it white, and added a bit of crackling here and there.
I love to mix up patterns for that eclectic look.
So I put together this toile seat cushion I made with a vintage bark cloth throw pillow I made as well.
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Btw, did you happen to notice a certain particular farm animal in each picture??
I give you hint....
If I don't get to bed soon I may hear one crowing! hee hee hee!
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Well I hope you enjoyed your visit!
I hear my pillow calling me!
So gotta go for now....
Stay cool, Sweet friends!!

27 comments:

Sue said...

Sherri, There isn't one of your finds that I'm not crazy about! You did a fabulous job of fixing them all up and adding your personality- gotta love a can of paint and some roosters! :-) Sue

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your white chair with the pink cushion is just lovely. Don't you just love makeing something lovely out of someone elses discard. You have done a great job.

Charla

~~Carol~~ said...

Your home is lovely, and you did such a great job on all of your makeovers! Love that rooster pitcher and the grandfather clock on your sidebar. Going to snoop through your blog some more now....

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhhh I love all of your finds and redos! The lamp, the table, the chair and especially the white chair with the red toile! LOVE toile! Everything looks Beautiful!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Sherri,
The cute cushion really made the rattan chair come alive. Good touch adding the contrasting welt. Applying the balls to the bottom of the table was a very clever idea and of course I love the white wicker chair. It really looks great next to your fireplace on your black & white checkerboard floor! I have been poking around some European blogs (they are linked on my sidebar under Design Inspiration if you’re interested) of late and saw where they write words across the back of pieces like your white chair. They just go right over the holes and it is a neat look. I need to find something like that to work on, once I get my 1,000 other projects finished!
Cathy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sherri,
All of your finds and transformations are stunning!
LOVE the sweet lampshade and tassel. ~Beautifully done.

The table and ball feet are perfect that way too. Your white rooster by the fireplace is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Love it all my friend!
You did excellent work and have great vision.

Have a blessed MM!
~Melissa ;)

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

The lamp turned out so well! I like your table too! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie

Kelli said...

You did some amazing things!! Especially love the round white table!! It has great detail and the round feet make it more special. Also love the rattan chair. Perfect touch with the toile cushion. Great finds!!

Marie said...

Hello Sherri - love all your great finds! Especially that white table. So fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I love all of your fabulous finds! The transformation are great! Everything looks lovely! Bravo!

Tina

Brenda said...

You did great! I love that little table. So sweet!
Brenda

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well you have got an excellent eye for diamonds in the rough, and are equally talented in resurrecting them and making them glow with glamour!
Wonderful transformations... and your roosters? Love them!
Cass

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, you are so creative! I love all the wonderful colors and fabrics and those roosters!!!!!!

You are just too talented, my sweet friend. This was so much fun to see!!

Hugs, Barb

Joyce said...

Love the fabrics and the good job you did to make it all come together.
Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Sherri as everything you do...love it all..awesome job my friend...thanks so much for sharing these great photos with us...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Liz said...

Hi Sherri, love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and your kind words. All of your projects are awesome! I love roosters to and that last little chair is to die for!

~Liz

Karen said...

Hello! My first time at your blog and am really enjoying it! You have some great t/s and g/w finds. Don't you love it when you just walk out of the store beaming? As my friend Joy would say "Start the car!"
Thanks for sharing! Karen

Kammy said...

HOLY KANOLI SHERRI !
You did a whole bunch of really pretty stuff ! I love your rooster fabric and how you coordinated everything. Your home is gorgeous !
You have a great eye and super turn
arounds ! Hugs ~ Kammy

susan said...

Sherri--This is my first visit. You have some great finds, but the table is my favorite. Giving it the ball feet was the icing on the cake!

mary'smom said...

I love your white items, especially that occasional table. Very beautiful. I found the music to be a nice, comforting and relaxing touch. Thank you.

Debra from Bungalow said...

HI Sherri,
Thanks for visiting my blog...hope you come back again soon!
That white table is great! I love the ball feet!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherri, you have SO many talents! Oh, how I wish I could sew! Your cushions, your pillows, your painted furniture are all wonderful. Your selection of fabrics is perfect. And how wonderful that you have such great vision for the treasures you find! laurie

Chari said...

Hi Sherri...

I just read the sweet, sweet note that you left for me on my family vacation post! Girl, you just made my day!!! It was so nice to think that I was being thought about and missed while I was gone!!! You sure did make my heart smile!!! Thank you, Sweetie!!!

Girl, you know that I just adore your beautiful home!!! It's always such a joy to come visit! I love your style...Oohh, I could move right into your fabulous home and not change a thing! I love all of the beautiful fabrics that you have chosen and I too like mixing fabric patterns for that eclectic look and feel! I love all of your pretty wicker/rattan furniture! You sure are a talented seamstress...love all of the beautiful cushions with the pretty piping and all of your pillows!!! Ohhh...and that beautiful white wicker chair...what a great find...I love it!!! Love how you did the crackly finish and the red & white toile is gorgeous!!! Love how you added the little ball feet to your T/S table too...I'm going to have to remember that idea!!! Sometimes you can add just a little something and it makes such a big difference!!! Thank you so much for sharing some of your T/S treasures and more of your beautiful home with us, my friend!!!

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Chari

ceekay said...

Hi Sherri...thanks for stopping in. I actually was at your blog the other day, but I guess I didn't leave a message. I see you love roosters! and I used to have an Americana room in my other house. Hope to see you again real soon!

Cathy said...

Sherri...I am sorry I am so late in commenting!!! I have been on a little break and I am just now catching up with everyone!!!

Your transformations are beautiful!!! I love the litle table it is just adorable and has the prettiest shape!!! You are so talented!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week...so far!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Sherri thanks for coming by and seeing me my friend...May you have a great week...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sherri,
I came for a visit and stayed and stayed, I had so much fun. I love your blog.
The sofa cushions look like original bark cloth. How did you get so lucky? I love it and it looks so nice in your room.

I love your kitty. When I heard it purr I just laughed and laughed. How do I get one?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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