Friday, December 31, 2010

Shabby chic cottage chair...

Today was a day to CLEAN and organize my house. Tomorrow the tree will come down. Needless to say, I didn't get the chance to tackle many projects today. I was able to check a chair refinish of "the list" though....

The "before" shot is very boring, plain, and drab.....

A coat of primer, two coats of paint, and some distressing.....

Randy picked up a decent dresser for me today at Goodwill...Hopefully I will have the reveal to post tomorrow.....

Take care,

Linking here:

Common Ground

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
French Country Cottage
Finding Fabulous
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Miss Mustard Seed
My Romantic Home


  1. Hi Lisa! I'd say you got a lot done today. Love the lines and color of your chair! I am looking forward to Spring colors. Hope you get a little time to relax after your dresser project!

    Happy New Year! ~Michelle

    I have a giveaway if you'd like to check it out :) Appreciate your following and kind comments!

  2. Hey Lisa ... Are you going to take a break to ring in the New Year???? Great chair - love that colour! Looks nice against your brick wall. Have fun tonight and Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Lisa,

    What a pop of fresh, lovely color on that chair! Do you spray on your paint or brush it by hand? I recently painted (by hand) a rocking chair with a ton of spindles and it nearly drove me batty. It didn't help it was dark wood that I painted white, so in addition to the layer of primer, it took three coats of paint. Lesson learned! I have a sprayer I picked up from eBay earlier this year, but have yet to use it. You bet it'll be coming out in 2011!

    I am so sorry to read about your blog disaster, too! I didn't realize what happened til I saw Courtney's note at French Country Cottage. I'm following again and have added your new blog to my blog list so I can stay abreast of all your great projects. I will definitely be checking out Donna's tutorial on backing up my blog. Such a sickening thought all our work can disappear in a blink. You'll bounce back though, I have no doubt.

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  4. Great job on the face-lift! Happy 2011!

  5. What a pretty color for that fantastic chair! It looks great. Congratulations on crossing it off of your list!

    Happy New Year!

    : )

    Julie M.

  6. I love that color. I have done a chair, wardrobe, dresser with mirror and is such a fun color.

  7. I know you're showing off your chair, but the ruffly pillow really caught my eye! Nice pillow and much nicer chair.

  8. Hi Lisa~
    Love the chair!! It came out so darling~I love the color you chose! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ Happy New Year!

  9. Hi Lisa,
    Me again! Just checked out your Etsy shop. Love your style! This chair is exactly the kinda stuff i love, the more distressed the better. I just opened an Etsy shop. I have a web site but it just doesn't bring enough traffic. Keep your redo's coming in 2011!!

  10. Love the chair! I'm now a follower, I don't want to miss the dresser project!
    Visiting from Show & Tell!

  11. Oh.... I love it! I have been really into chairs lately as I search for some for my kitchen table. I love yours! If you have time, I would love for you to link this post to my blog party at

  12. Does that chair every look nice in blue. You do so many products. Your so productive. How do you store all these things in your home?

    -Zane of ontario honey