Sunday, January 24, 2010

And…since we didn’t win the lottery…

…It is back to the projects

not living in the projects so much…but working on projects.

The saga of the big butt chair continues

stage 1: complete….

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today

I will carefully tear off all the pieces and use

them as patterns to cut

then staple back on in all of it’s IKAT and linen glory!

I think the chair tried to escape and run last night. really.

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wish me luck.

Another find. 14 dollars at the local goodwill.

mid century credenza

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I had been keeping my eyes out for a long low cabinet for the LR

to take the place of the piano ...which will be moved.

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And this guy just jumped in the car.

it needs work….

and I am wondering about a laquer paint...

but can’t come up with a color

that floats my boat...yet.

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Whad’ya think?

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Keep playing the lottery

you say?

Yep.

Hear ya.

50 comments:

Linda said...

Laquer paint sounds like a FABULOUS idea to me...go for it! Hope you have a FUN SUNDAY:)

Blessings,
Linda

kj said...

linda, you and i are SO alike! i love wood, furniture, remakes, redesigns, colors, creating spaces.

i am so liking these posts. here at # 9 we are redesigning our own laundry room, reconfiguring the kitchen, and reorganizing reorganizing redecorating.

i love that piece you picked up. i actually like how it looks; probably i'm not seeing its flaws and problems. what fun.

♥!

Deborah said...

What do I say? You deserve the Mental Ninja Award for this one! Two fabulous finds. Big Butt Chair is looking good. **kisskiss** Deb

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Mental Ninja award...Tring to wrap my mind around that one, Deb!

KJ...Sounds like a lotta work. Fun work on your end!!

Linda...Yeah....But WHAT COLOR?? The vexing question of the week.

Thanks for your thumbs up....and YES I am stalling on doing the upholstery job!

Sharon said...

The second I saw this great find of yours, I thought white!!! I got a feeling about this;)
But really Linda, can't wait to see it in its crowning glory in your beautiful casa. Pics soon plzzzz

Maya said...

I love that mid century piece. I think It would look great in..., orange!? And white of course always works. Have you scrolled through the Before and Afters at Design Sponge? They feature plenty of revamped furniture pieces, quite inspirational.

Have a great Sunday!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Chair looks amazing - well, it clearly WILL when it's complete! Ka-CHING on the credenza - can't wait to see what you decide!

Tara Dillard said...

Love the lean lines with curves in front for detail/contrast.

Hmm. Outdoor paint & placed on covered terrace? Ha!

I'm usually the one finding thrifty deals. You are the queen this time.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Cher' Shots said...

I LOVE this post! First time visit but I'll be baaaaccckkk!

Natalia Cardoza said...

Both pieces are great to begin with...looking forward to your official "afters" :)

Nat

Vix said...

Ah, so Big Butt Chair could handle the ikat. Did we ever doubt it was so?

The credenza is stunning, really. I am torn because I could see it being stunning in a high gloss but am grooving on its as-is organic vibe right now. [A little tlc on that end would help, of course.] Can't go wrong, either way, really, as your house has plenty of room for both.

I'm not working on jack right now, so am enjoying your creative energy.

Lavender and Lilies said...

A great find!

simpledaisy said...

What great finds:)

Kathy said...

I love this cabinet!!! I immediately thought of a dark turquoise colour when I saw it. Here's one from 'I Suwannee's website that is also a great colour:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/foohqwah/4129097116/

Vila do Artesão said...

What an incredible cabinet.Why I don't never find somenthing like this? I think that this cabinet is beautiful in any color.I'll wait to see.
Kisses,
Cris Turek

Chris said...

$14.00???!!! I would have tackled you for that one--for sure. Have we seen the room your putting it in? That would definitely help knowing which direction to go. Good luck!

Renae said...

oh yah....black laquer!
Love the ikat too!

xx

dec0r8or said...

Look at you throwing together a cushion like it's no biggie...great job sewing, chica! I think that credenza is a FABULOUS find--DUDE, you have such a great eye for awesome stuff. I'm thinking orange for that puppy. You can do it! Be brave! :)

Millie said...

Your credenza was a fabulous find Linda - I know you'll breathe new life into it in your inimitable style. It almost has an Austin Powers/shagedelic quality!
Millie ^_^

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

LOOOOVVVVEEE the credenza. What a find. That is awesome. I have no doubt the perfect color will come to you in a dream, on a prayer or over morning coffee. You just never know when it's going to hit you. Have a great week.

Janey said...

Love the chair fabric. LOVE the idea of laquer. I am going to laquer my mahogany sideboard to fit in my slightly Bali style house in tropical Australia. It will be deep cherry red or intense ultramarine blue, haven't decided which. Can't wait to see what YOU do!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, you're good, Linda! The cushion on the big butt is stitched up BEAUTIFULLY. Can't wait to see how you do the rest of the upholstery. The chair has great bones, quite a find! Keep us posted :)

Melissa said...

That chair is going to be awesome! And I wish I lived some place where I could score some good flea market or garage sale finds like that!

Mary said...

credenza SCORE
love the ikat - haven't tried the re-upholsering yet but you have given me faith.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the ikat.

I agree with Sharon...orange for the credenza, so true to it's era.:-) Beautiful piece, by the way!!

LindsB said...

I cant wait to see your chair...I am still obsessed with that fabric you picked, it is so fun!

Jenny said...

$14 for a gem! Wow, I love the way the chair is turning out.

My local thrift store raised its prices recently. I am looking for something kinda of like what you found. LUCKY!!!

anita said...

my vote is dk brown/black
and wreckless abandon of stunning colors in the drawers :)

Karen Deborah said...

It must need work because in the photos the wood looks really lovely. I do however love lacquer. Your asking us for color suggestions? You do jest. I think that fat butt chair would look great in a lacquer too some wild color that complements the fabric. White just seems way to boring for you. Whaddda bout some lime? or some red/orange or some insane shade or turquoise? You can do it if anybody can.

Renee Finberg said...

you know i love the big butt chair and it's fabric.

but the new piece is funkadelic.
really.
it will be such a hip touch.

xx

The Red Umbrella said...

Very nice- great finds!

Vix said...

Hey Ms L, me again.

No new thoughts on the credenza, just wanted to say thanks for popping over to visit (bear with me, this is project-related)...

While you were there, hope your eyes weren't too dazzled by the shell tile etc to notice the table and buffet?

They were the ones I refinished using the [Watco] Danish Oil you've been hounding me er INQUIRING about, ha. Know pics are so-so but enlargements give a slightly better sense of the glow.

So that's really for your OTHER project (pine table) but if you decide not to paint ye olde credenza I might consider it for that purpose.

[And srsly, I am not at all opposed to you painting that sucker! Would be a standout!]

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Great job on the chair...piping can be tricky with certain sewing machines, especially the thicker it is. I really like the credenza as well, very mod. Ultimately you'll be living with it so you have to love the color but I saw turquoise immediately and it's directly across the color wheel from your chair colors. Black is nice (and it appears you have some black pieces/chairs already) but I would really think about where you'll be putting it and it's function. If you have a TV on it....remember 1 square black box and 1 rectangular black box beneath it. Have fun....I know you will! Great finds!

Linda Lou said...

Oh Linda, I see a red laquer paint on that piece...with some asian accessories on the top...but what do I know! I have been shopping craigs list for some bookcases for my LR when we get rid of our piano-which we have tried to sell on Craigs List and we can't even give it away! Good luck with you new piece.

vicki archer said...

I love your fabulous find...lacquer sounds perfect in any shade, xv.

Black Zebra said...

That cabinet is cool man,good luck with the Big Butt chair , though i'm not sure the name gives it much justice:-(,is that the material you plan on using? I Like!

~mel said...

I love your trash to treasure find. This is my first time visit to your blog; but not my last. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

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ain't for city gals said...

Love that style..I'm thinking orange but then again I love color..

La Petite Gallery said...

I can just see you doing the Happy Dance.
Great finds..Go girl!!

yvonne

The Tulip Lady said...

Great finds...that chair is going to be so lovely you'll want to take it out for dinner and dancing when your done!

Splendid Willow said...

Linda - LOVE IT! But I would just put some varnish on it and keep it the way it is! And I am SO jealous!

This is why:

http://splendidwillow.com/archives/3396

Hug, Mon

qerat said...

i would not not touch it. it is a beautiful BEAUTIFUL piece. I am jealous :)

Kristin Lea said...

i am a sucker for keeping it a-la natural! i think it is a beautiful piece!

prashant said...

i love wood, furniture, remakes, redesigns, colors, creating spaces.

Work from home India

Helen said...

My focus these days is the HGTV Dream Home! I love getting lost in your dreamy blog ..........

Lisa said...

I would be willing to pay for a tutorial on re-upholstering the chair. That's the only way I can figure doing my club chairs is taking each piece off and using it as a pattern...have you ever done it before?
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love the mid centruy piece. You have better junk shops than I do.

Susan

Sherri Blum, CID said...

What great finds! I lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years and took the junk shops for granted. Now that I'm in the boonies, I have none. :( Guess I'll live vicariously through you!
I think the cabinet would be great in the "Pantone Color of the Year", turquoise or a paler aqua shade. And I love the "big butt" chair! Good luck with both!
I'm adding your blog button to my blog...loving you already and want to share you with my friends!

Anonymous said...

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