Friday, September 17, 2010

House Projects & Giveaway Winner!

Happy Friday everyone! And a warm welcome to all my new followers! I'm happy to announce the winner (chosen by random.org) of the CSN giveaway is Sarah, from La Maison Boheme!

Congratulations! You will receive an email with your gift certificate code!

I also have a couple of projects to share with you this friday. I'm sure you remember my Craigslist dining chairs. It's taken me forever to tackle this project due to the heat but it's cooled off a bit so I decided to get it done this week. The two arm chairs are sanded, primed, painted, and poly-ed! I put the fabric on them to get an idea of the finished product. Take a look!


The animals inspected and promptly approved!

Sorry for the super dark pictures guys. I will do better next time I promise. Not that my picture taking skills are awesome in the daylight though, let's be honest!

I don't think I've showed you my finished curtains yet either. I purchased the fabric from Mood as a birthday gift and my mom helped me sew them. They are beautiful, we lined them and sewed them with love and they feel heavy and look lovely. I got mercury glass holdbacks from Lowe's of all places and they go perfectly in here. Still haven't decided what to do with the chandelier, I keep thinking something will just jump out at me like, "Here I am Brandi! I am the perfect light fixture and oh so affordable won't I look awesome in your dining room and just complete the whole look and make all your dreams come true?!". Ok maybe not quite like that but sorda.


Now all I need is money for the upholsterer! Aren't all our houses a work in progress?


I bought a few vintage scarves to frame as artwork but of course they are an unusual size and require custom framing. That shiz is expensive! For this small one I bought a simple frame on sale at Michaels. It's one of those glass frames where the picture just floats in the center, and BAM one scarf framed! I wish the frame were a bit bigger so I could put some matting in there. I will keep looking, I can always use a black lacquer frame so it was a good purchase.

I'm off to Washington DC for the weekend to visit family and go shopping with Eddie Ross! Have a fantabulous weekend!

5 comments:

A House and Home said...

Wow, you have some serious taste girl. I like the vision. I can see it all coming together. I couldn't take my eyes off of those fabulous curtains. They are gorgeous. I love all of the other creative things you are doing and can't wait to see the finished product.

eddieross said...

Can't wait to see you tomorrow :) We're super excited!

E+J

Leah said...

OH those chairs are going to be fab! I love the curtains too!

Luvs!

The Zhush said...

The chairs looks great! And yes, all houses really are a work in progress! Have a great weekend!

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Brandi...keep saving honey those chairs will be FAB!