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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grabbing Inspiration, and making it My Own.

I’mmm Ba-ak!!! hee hee…and I have more to share! Proof of why I have not been around bugging you all….Remember the settee that I posted last week?

Well she came with friends!


Yep…these two teensy ladies were in the deal. Two very petite chairs. I think Gloria said they were game chairs, and they should have had a small table between them for a chess board or something. Well, sad for me that there is no table…(I’ll fix that one day too…) but lucky for me that there is not one…but TWO chairs for me to play with. I know, I know…enough chit chat…lets get to the nitty gritty…What on earth does a Tootsie do with two such chairs?028

Well, first she digs out the inspiration photo of the most fantastic chair she has ever seen…and has wanted to try since seeing it…These chairs will be perfect for practice.


Next, she whips out the black paint…gives them both two coats…and rubs a little off here and there for charm.


Loving the details when painted black...


It sort of hides the damage that someone did a shabby repair job on…but not to worry….I have a plan!

I whipped out a chocolate brown twin bed flat sheet….my staple gun and got busy…(no not the lovely assistant ‘Busy’-she was in bed-ha-ha) the working kind of busy!

Cutting, stapling and pleating the bed sheet into a pretty new dress for the chairs.


A couple of hours later…this is what I had!

Now when you do this treatment, you will end up with a LOT of staples…so how on earth did I hide them all? You guessed it!!! I used twisted nylon rope from the hardware store again…only this time I did not paint it…I tea stained it!


Yes I did!!! I tea stained and glued on my trusty nylon rope…did a nice big border all the way around.


Now keep in mind, that I have zero photography skills and some of the following photos are proof of that…


A view from the back…(in the wrong setting)


A view from the front (looks a little more like it should –the rope is not really that bright…but this is the best I could get from my camera tonight. Where did I put them?


For the time being, they are sitting in the living room/dining room area. I faced one into the dining area, and one into the living room…with a pedestal between them.


I put this bust on the pedestal. She goes well with the smaller bust on the trunk/coffee table in the living room.


Another view of the living room.


And another look at the chairs…


And yet another…can you tell I like them? ha-ha

So? what do you think? I love the pleated look….and I didn’t want to steal the entire inspiration…so I put a little Tootsie Twist on it! You like?

Guys, I have been completely overwhelmed as of late. I do a lot of projects late late at night when sleep won’t come. I am trying to get around to visit you all and see what you are sharing. I will eventually…but wanted to thank you for standing by me during a difficult time in my life, and for being so kind in your comments. You can’t ever know how grateful I am for the fellowship. When the up close and in person friends are all gone to their own homes, you guys are always here hanging out with me!

On that sappy sorry slobbery note…I will say thanks for stopping in…stay tuned for the next installment of Tootsie’s late night decorating! (or Fertilizer Friday---which ever comes first! Ha!)



Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl just another awesome Tootsie redo...and what a GREAT one this is girl WOW!! You done great my sweet friend...Now you promised to ship me a bottle of your energy and still have not got it ha ha!! Hope you have a Blessed Easter my dear friend and I'll talk with you when I get back from Vegas...have to go see if Elvis is really dead ha ha!! wish me luck on the slots maybe next trip will be to Red Deer...Hugs and smiles and take care and be good while I'm gone...Love ya Gl♥ria

Junebug said...

Love, love the chairs!!! You are so creative!! Yes, I should be in bed myself but I find more things to do this time of night. But I could use some of your energy too!!! Well I'm off to make a cup of tea and see what else I can get into.

artis1111 said...

I say ,when the idea hits, DO IT !!! That is the best way to get aproject done. I just noticed my tulips are getting their heads. In saw some azalias in full bloom yesterday, and almost stopped the car to look. hehe The chairs look wonderfull!!!!You might have a business in this. hehe LOL Kathy

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey Girl! You just do it all don't you? From gardens to great looking chair redos! What a super job you did! They are adorable! I've been missing from blogland too! Issues with my 18 yr. old son had left me emotionally exhausted but I know how you feel....these blogging friends were praying for me and I could feel it! Tootsie, I don't know what you're going thru but I'm adding you to my prayer list! God Bless you! Lauralu :)

Darla said...

I don't know if I would have the patience to finish something like this...they turned out very nice...get some sleep girl!

Lori E said...

Creativity at its best. Most people would have seen the inspiration photo and given up but you don't back away from a challenge. Good job.

Andrea said...

I am always amazed with your transformations...WOW!
Blessings, andrea

DEB said...

Beautiful job on the chairs Tootsie! They look fabulous and suit your living room perfectly.

The JR said...

I don't know how you do it all! And keep your house so fabulous looking with kids.

You need to adopt me for a while and teach me your secrets.

I luv the chairs. You are so creative and an inspiration to us re-makers and savers of treasures from the dump!

Screaming Meme said...

YOu did awesome! You are so creative! :) So glad to of find you, Toots! Meme

"Blossom" said...

You seem to amaze me every thing you do a project. These chairs would look so good in my sitting room. How awesome is what you did? Just stunning girlfriend.
I am in a wow factor with these girl. And chocolate kisses is my color!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi tootsie, Your Victorian chairs look great. You did a good job on them. They must of been special to someone in a earlier becuase that is a old repair. Unlike today a lot of people will just throw it away and buy another. Thanks for stopping by my blog I am glad you liked the chair in the header. On a older post I have the whole set in it. But the chair in the header I found in Palm Springs. The bench and the other chair came 10 years later at an auction here in Califorina. Have a good Easter....Julian

Becca's Dirt said...

Great project. I love the pleated look on the chairs. I never would have thought of that. You are so creative and CRAFTY.

Kathy said...

Wow! Tootsie how do you find the time to do that along with all the gardening you do? I am so impressed. Beautiful work indeed!! You are just brimming with creativity.

Anonymous said...

This is drop dead stunning!!! You are just so creative Tootsie and so full of energy!!! I love this idea and am looking around the house trying to find a chair that would work for this!!

You know I am praying for you friend! Hold on tight to Jesus- He loves you!

bee blessed

Dumpster Decorators said...

I think the chairs look great. I like the rope hiding all the staples ideas.

Maureen said...

Love the pleated look and the color! All that plus a blog redo - awesome!

GARAGE SALE GAL said... are awesome and talented!!! I have some chairs you can re-do for ME!!! They are great and I love the new look.
Happy Easter!
Deb :)

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! those chairs!! What a Great!job you did with them! Girl you are just so creative!! lol

Paulette said...

My goodness, what a stunning chair makeover! Nice job!

CC said...

How absolutely gorgeous. You did a wonderful makeover,the little chairs are just beautiful. You are so very talented..

Heartfelt living said...

What an amazing makeover. Your chairs are so pretty. You really did a great job and I love the color choices you made.
Happy Easter,

Love the Decor! said...

I love how this project turned out!!!
Thanks so much for your friendship I apprecaite it so much!!

deb said...

These are just lovely!! Amazing what you can do with a sheet and rope 'eh! They are very chic.
Hoping you get some much deserving rest and only sweet dreams.
Hang in there, I think of you often.
Hapyy Easter to you and yours!

Sylvia said...

Hi chairs turned out beautiful...I love chairs that have that special design on them...the living room is looking beautiful!!!

See ya tomorrow...I finally finished my secret garden and cant wait to share...hahahaha


Michelle said...

I love, love, love what you did with these chairs! Black is just so dramatic. One of my favorites.

9405018--Pat said...

Tootsie.....the chairs turn out rock girl,,,,,thanks for sharing Pat H

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, Tootsie,
You have skills I don't have! I love what you did with those chairs, and l enjoyed the photos of your home. I haven't been keeping up well with blogging, either. Our kitchen remodel is done, and I've been figuring out where to put things. Now that spring is here, I'm outside as much as I can be.

Take care,

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Those Chairs are FABULOUS - so glamorous and would fetch a pretty penny in retail.
You ARE talented.

Cherie said...

Oh WOW you're phenomenal. Lurrrve those chaira and can spy plenty of other gorgeousness too ;) See you next week ;)

siteseer said...

Love the chairs... wish I didn't require sleep lol. One of these days when I retire I'm going to have to try all of your wonderful projects, until then I'll enjoy all of yours. Thanks for sharing and hope you're having a great day!

Jessica said...

You are too fabulous. :)

J.C. said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! You did such a splendid work in putting a new touch to the 2 chairs! Your creativity amazes me!!!