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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday... Lifecycle of a Vintage Garden Chair...

I paid a little more for this rusty garden set than I normally would. The set of 2-chairs and a glass top table just spoke to me... it said... "there's beauty here... just take us home and find it.." and so, I did. I love the curvy swirls of metal on the chair backs and the base of the table...

I kept the set sitting outside in the back yard for several months... Ricky frequently asked... "are you going to do anything with that?" and then one day it just came to me. My inspiration... napkins I purchased for a song at Marshall's ... Spring 2009... Lilly Pulitzer Napkins... set of 4 - oversize - $7.00... too good to pass up... I knew I'd do something special with them...

Off to the Home Depot I went... fabric in hand... to look for green paint... and I found...Painter's Touch Green Apple by Rust-Oleum... Perfect! I cleaned off all the rust... and then painted both chairs green... Green Apple green... and then... Ricky cut new plywood seats.. needed that! With new foam pad and batting in place... I used two of the Lilly Pulitzer napkins for seat covers... next step... Sweet Sister and her fabulous sewing machine... Pillows... pretty lumbar pillows from the two remaining Lilly napkins... and with a set of bright green napkins I had purchased long ago, Sweet Sister created two 12-inch throw pillows... The perfect match for the chairs and their pretty new seats...

The pretty garden chairs and their table have come full circle now... beautiful once again, they sit in my booth at Geronimo awaiting their new mistress... to come and spirit them away to their new life. If she doesn't come by springtime... their new home might just be... down here in French Lique...

Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by one of my favorite decorating bloggers, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch... If you'd like to see more of Metamorphosis Monday participants, link here to visit Between Naps on the Porch...

18 comments:

The Muse said...

they would not be sitting in that booth for long...if i lived closer!
wwwooooo baby!
i love them!

Allison Shops said...

How cute!

vignette design said...

Very cute!

mishebe said...

What a happy spring chair. love the pillow with it. mishelle

Kammy said...

Very nice and I love the colors you chose !
Kammy

Gillian Layne said...

I'm ready for spring--love that green!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty Dixie...Have a GREAT week girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Muse said...

I am adding your extra giveaway point for the sidebar! LOL

Treasia Stepp said...

It all turned out gorgeous. I love the green and pink of Lilly. Great idea to use the napkins.

Patti said...

very sweet...love the color and fabric choice!

sissie said...

Hi Dixie,
There is no way those will sit in your booth for long. They are so beautiful and I'm sure someone is going to snatch them up.

hugs
Sissie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a super redo. I love how bright and cheery it looks. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really do love how this turned out. So colorful and fun!

Sue

Darcy said...

super cute!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dixie, I would be spiriting those home in Florida if they were here! How cute! Sister and hubby did well, and you, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Dixie...how can you part with these? I LOVE the colors! The apple green is fabulous...what a steal on those cute napkins! I don't think these will last long in your booth!

Secondhandrose said...

Who knew you could get such a pretty set from some green paint and napkins. It looks so happy. Come for a visit.
karen

kim said...

I love the colors you used on those. Just fabulous!!