Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chairs and Doors

Chairs and doors seem to be a fetish with me...always something that makes me want one.  Maybe it's the lines, a window, the color...

This entry door has had many looks though the years.  I dabbled with pale blues finally making it permanent  with this shade.

I then wanted a lighter look since this a dark part of the room...I decided to go back to white.

But when I saw this door when I went in to get a door knob kit for our storm door, I knew my name was written all over it.  

I have been playing with the idea of adding a window to the other door so I could have more light.  After no luck finding anything that would work within my budget, I decided a new door would be about the same in cost and less work.

So, guess what?  I bought this door.

Of course I had to change all of the moulding that I had just done a few months back.  We had to rip out all of the old door jam to put this one in.  That was the hard part. Putting this in was easy once that was all accomplished.

Of course while we were hard at work, guess what Gabe was doing?

He loves his double layered bed and just out of sight is an electric heater blowing on him.  Sometimes we come in and see his butt right up against it.  We tell him he's going to burn his little hiney!

Now back to the door.  Isn't the window beautiful?!  It's so pretty with the light coming in.  I did, however, use a frost spray on the other side to ensure no peaking, lol.

You can see our bed area, so making it frosted was a perfect idea.  They sell frost film but I didn't want to spend anymore money, so I just used some spray frost that I already had.

I love it! 

Do you notice anything new in this photo?
The chair....

I have been shopping for a friend for a french chair when I ran across a pair of these for $20!  

The seat upholstery was spotted with water marks but the backs were in perfect condition and such a beautiful shade of blue.  I had intentions of painting the upholstery before I made the purchase.  Thankfully my friend found herself a chair and she never even blinked an eye at these beauties!

I made a slipcover for one but the other one has about killed me since I am sick with bronchitis.  I haven't been sick in years...I've had enough other health problems going on, lol.  I love sewing, so it's killing me not being able to go at it full force like I usually do.  Coughing and sewing do not mix when you are sewing a straight line....

After painting the frame and adding the slipcover, it needed a little something extra.  I found my "Martha Stewart" stencil and painted the bird on the back and front of the chair.  I love this stencil!  My sweetie really did too when he seen it.  That's always nice when he likes what I do.

Another little bit of exciting news is that I was featured in Creating Vintage Charm magazine!

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved looking at magazines that had to do with decorating.  My Uncle always had JC Penny and Sears catologs, so I would flip to the bedding section and dream away.  Being in a magazine has always fascinated me and made me swoon  just at the possibility.  
Years ago, Romantic Homes Magazine contacted me after my Mother submitted some of my photos.  They were amazed at our home but sadly couldn't do a photo shoot because we live out of their network area.   They asked me to submit photos through email and I had a whole page dedicated to me.  I thought that was amazing!  Now to have all of these photos and an article written about me is making me think I need to pinch myself!
I can't wait to get my copy in the mail to actually smell and touch it with my own hands.  There is something about the smell of a new magazine that excites me....just the thrill of wondering what's behind the cover.

I hope you all are having a blessed weekend.  So many are being hit from all sides with bad stuff it seems.  I have been praying for so many, especially my Aunt. Praying for others is a gift that we should all cherish because they are still alive.