Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Summer Colors 2016: Pink and Silver + a DIY Chair Makeover

I think my summer colors 2016 will be pale pink and silver with lots of green coming from the plants and flowers. I thought few weeks ago that the candle season will be over for a while but now I have been lighting candles actually more often than during the winter season. Transparent glass and silver plus some flowers make the look so fresh and festive.

Romantic pastels are the keywords to this chair makeover too. This might become my new blogging chair. At least this is very comfortable chair to sit.

One more reason to why I painted the chair was that I found another 50´s cabinet (at the picture) and it begun to feel that I have too much unpainted wood in my home. To avoid the thrift shop look (as much as I love thrift shops :) I choose to transform this one piece with a classy and quite neutral color.

Before pictures. I found the chair two years ago from the garbage. It has been in my home ever since and I have liked it just the way it was. Now it was just the right time and mood for a little makeover.

This was the first time I painted with chalk paint. The good thing with chalk paint is that it does not require sanding or primer. I just cleaned the chair and painted it 4 times to cover off the dark brown color.

After painting I choose the right fabric to match with the paint. This velvet is from the Ottobre fabric shop.

I used the former cover fabric as a model when I cut a new cover. Inside pillow is made using shell cushion technique.  Here is a link to my former post where you can see a shell cushion. I used the wooden piece to measure the inside pillow and added 5-7 cm to every measure. The basic idea is to sew a huge pillow and then divide it to "pipes" that you fill with the wadding (when filling the cushion it will shrink to its wanted size). Idea in this technique is that the wadding won´t go to uneven lumps. 

With these flowers I wist you all a very good and inspiring week!

ps. What are your colors for this summer? What kind of decorations are you making for the coming summer season?


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