Sunday, February 28, 2010

Milo and the Big Butt chair…

Big butt~ before

We’ve recently been bit by a bug…


the world hopping millennium bug came to our casa via the post man

all the way from visiting Java Junie in Michigan

{Read about this little blog hopping bug

and his world adventureshere}

Right to work he went…The colorful little insect

finishing the Big Butt chair.

had to take off his handmade fur coat… it’s Florida for heaven’s sakes.

...little stuffed plumbers crack and all


Let me tell ya...

This little bug can haul hammer


Bigg Butt has two different fabrics

a linen{ish} on the outside and back…and

the tropical colored IKAT on the inside.

Thank Milo for the nail heads


Even bugs need 15 minute breaks

osha standards and all...


Whoa! maybe 15 second ones

adhd much, Milo man?

how much do you love that little handmade hat?


I am awaiting more nailheads…for the bottom the back…and then

the Bigg Butt will finally and happily be d o n e


the D word.

{Pillow? You ask? had it made here}


Did you hear that Milo?





Not the big black dog cookies….






*Joining Susan for Metamorphis Monday...find some amazing before and after's Here*


Ivy Lane said...

okay...where's the commentary on that fab pillow???!! Milo is adorable .. tha chair..outrageously FABULOUS! and I want that pillow!! did you make it??? Happy Sunday!!!

rjerdee said...

Dayum (to use your word) you did it!!! It looks gorgeous!!!!

Simple Daisy said...

Wowzers...that chair ROCKS!! Great job!!
I love your dog! He's so cute!
I bet he does chew up everything like mine does:)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Great point Ivy...I'll add where the great pillow is from. Not me...Etsy.

I know Becky...can you believe it (save for some more nails)

Daisy...we lucked out. Not a chewer....except people. when they smell good. No biggie.

Cher' Shots said...

Thanks for sharing Milo's great adventure! He could come and help me refinish a few pieces of furniture back up in Michigan when spring rolls around. He might get too hot for Florida summers :)

Nikki said...

Beautiful. Did you do it yourself? Totally impressed.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

That was adorable! Loving the chair, the bug, and the dog!!

Renée Finberg said...

what can i say?????
i love it to death.
it came out just great.

funny post:) thanks

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are such a goof. I love Milo and I LOVE that chair. It's just beautiful...but of course:)

Maria Killam said...

That is so beautiful! I loved the little stuffed Milo, and that story - so great!

Melissa said...

LOL! One of the funniest posts I've seen in a while. Seems like Milo is a little bit out of control!

Tonia Hobbs said...

LUVE IT!!!! CAN I USE "DAYUM"?....I work for a Baptist church. . . I think I could get by with that?! LOL!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How funny! Your chair is awesome and I love that pillow! Great job!

Jane said...

Love the chair!!! I need Milo to help me... But shame on him for taking Big Black Dog's cookie.

donna baker said...

Love the Ikat; I need that chair. I'll take Milo too.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Laughing my butt off when I should be in bed!!!!!!!! I am dying with envy over the chair. I am not exaggerating when I say, it is the most fun, unique, beautiful chair I have seen in a long time. Great job selecting the new fabrics. And the little pillow is too perfect! Oh, and your little friends, I like them too! :) Please post the chair in all it's glory when you are finished with the nailhead trim.

kj said...


so he's with you and you put him to work. hee hee

milo bug was with me for a bit of time and i will tell you this: be careful about leaving too many cookies around. he could kinda get sick.

and linda, do you know about rowenia? she is waiting for milo in arizona. our ms. deb encouraged rowenia to hook up with paul the christmas elf but i know first hand that her hear is with milo. ask him if he knows she is pining for him.

i look forward to more milo reports.

oh, one more thing. the chair came out totally great.


vignette design said...

That chair is a completely different chair! Wow! Did you do it yourself? I'm impressed! I need to see the whole chair though so hurry up!

Joyce said...

Milo is adorable and tease with that big dog cookie. I love the chair! Oh how I wish I didn't get rid of the one I had similiar. xo

Fargerike Dagny said...

Looks awesome!! I'm beyond amazed by Milo's talent! Could you send him up to Norway to reupholster my chaise, please? :D

Sharon said...

Fun post!!! The chair is definitely looking good, you...hum Milo I mean...did a great job hehe

Mélanie A. said...

Love the fabric on your armchair.. I love Milo's adventure

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see Milo again. He came all the way from Australia to The Netherlands, to me, and he has been visiting such lovely ladies ever since. I KNOW he adores tulips, off course. Looking forward to more adventures. Deborah was so worried about the bug and the dog, but by now he met so many big dogs alraidy, he even feeds them a cookie.
If you are interested what Milo adventured with me, please browse through my blog for older post ( oktober/november I think, hope I'm correct. )
Have fun and thank you for this post. I adore your blog !
Godeliva van Ariadone

Low Tide High Style said...

I Love this post, too cute and that chair...gorgeous! And Milo and the pup aren't too bad either!

Kat :)

Deborah said...

OMGosh Linda, I laughed for 23 minutes! This is just too cute. I can't even pick a favorite photo, they are all so great. I'm glad
Milo has made himself so helpful...that was the main goal, to get him away from the cantina and thinking of others! Love the big butt chair!!! The fabric is fabulous. DAYUM! **kisskiss** Deb

red ticking said...

such a fun post to read this morning... and the chair... fabulous... happy monday! xx

Silke Powers said...

Oh, wow, quite the helper you had there!! Wonderful chair - amazing what new upholstery can do!! Beautifu dog - he reminds me of our very first dog, Moe! :) Silke

Anonymous said...

On Ariadone:
in the left sidebar down low there is an item : Blogarchief, klick here on : 2009 ( 564 ) then a blogarchief will open with all the months of 2009, and klick on oktober, Milo starts on 31 oktober and then if you are bored ( ahum ) ...enjoy
Godeliva van Ariadone

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE that chair! Hope you have a great week. Stop by my place if you get a chance. Would love to have you visit.
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Black Zebra said...

Too Funny!! Milo is a genius! LOVE IT!

The Style Mansion said...

I love this post. Milo is too cute and a hard worker. The chair looks gorgeous.

Marie S said...

Milo must be a great helper, that chair look fabulous.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

I love the chair! What hard work! I prefer to call your Big Butt chair your 'pineapple chair' if you don't mind. ;)

Milo did a great job. He needs to get you to take a full on pix of that pineapple painting!!

Your pup is too wonderful! My two boxers would have a ball with him!


Karen Deborah said...

Milo is adorable I'd like one. Your chair fab! Nevea had even a doubt. Wish I knew how to recover stuff. The DOG--you own that big black dog? OR should I say--does that big black dog own you? He is a beauty! Sorry Milo completely slipped my mind with the photo of the big black dog...maybe a future post?
Love dogs love love love dogs--husband says no dogs--and that's ok. I do however eat up everybody elses dogs. So it would be messy me and your dog...

MB said...

Wow, the chair is beautiful! Well done!

Renae Moore said...


I LOVE Milo! He did a fab job on your wonder he needed a treat (albeit a doggy one) when he was finished. The fabrics are perfect and will make quite a statement....are you doing the upholstery yourself? I'm waaaaaay impressed!


Marija said...

Such a creative post and such a creative chair! The blend of fabrics is terrific! Anxiously awaiting a post with more pics of that chair!! Marija

Allison Shops said...

You're hysterical. Love the post, your chair and the dog!

J - Pacha Mama said...

HGTV Design Star called. They want their chair back! It's lovely ;)

Velvet and Linen said...

Although I love love love your chair re-do, it's your story telling that kept me laughing the whole way.
Thank you for putting a smile on my face before I go in for jury duty tomorrow!

xo xo

Pearl Maple said...

Oh you do have a fun way of telling the story and by the way the chair looks just great!

Seagrass Interiors said...



Francine Gardner said...

Such a fun cheery post to brighten my morning.. thank you for taking my mind off the rainy day...Love the chair and the Ikat fabric is just fabulous

yoborobo said...

That chair is gorgeous! And so is your dog. Milo is pretty cute, too. :))

sealaura said...

cute post!! love that chair so floral and tropicalish!! your haceinda never ceases to amaze me.

Silvia C said...

What a fabulous writer you are! I am a new fan of your blog (and a Milo fan too :-)

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the chair. Your dog is so cute.


Oh my goodness, Linda, I love everything about this chair! It has such great bones to begin with but with what you've done with it is, it is just beyond! You've totally inspired me to get going on my chairs!

Atticmag said...

Please ship that chair to me immediately. Linda, you've outdone yourself. Always good to see you and glad you could opine on my picture wall. -- Jane F.

Natalia said...

LOL! Too cute!

Milo is hilarious, your puppy...well, I just want it...please? And the chair is fabulous!!!

-Nat @ FL Home Blog

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

LOL! Cute post.
I love that chair and want it please. The fabric combo you used is brilliant!

Kristina Strain said...

Nice job on the reupholstery! I've been working on one of my own recently. Love your fabric choice!

Sweetfern Handmade

Linda Lou said...

You are so funny and the chair looks amazing, love the color, it turned out awesome!

lucy@fourwallsandaroof said...

Cute post! I love the fabric on your chair. It's just such a stunning and surprising combination. Nice choice.

Lisa Porter said...

Ok so it took me a while to pick my jaw up off the keyboard here!!! Quite possibly the most incredible re-do I have ever seen. Oh and this post....I hope the big butt chair appreciates the way you have celebrated it's new life with the coconut! All the charachters here are just wild...of course the big black one being my favorite. He is such a sweetheart. Gracie has rolled over on her back like a little tramp for that big boy!
xo Lisa

Karena said...

Oh I am really wanting that chair!! It is perfect with my decor! Sell me Sell me!!

Art by Karena

Cheryl said...

love it, ha-ha!

Splendid Willow said...

You always crack me up, girlie! Ha ha!

The chair turned out FABUTASTIC. I mean really beautiful.

And the pillow is wonderful too. I love unexpected touches.

6 stars out of 5.

Cyber hug, Mon

Unspoken said...

CUTE little guy!

Javajune said...

Oh how cute is this post, love it. But I'm a bit miffed because Milo didn't do any chores while he was here. I want a reapholstered big butt chair, it's gorgeous! Great job linda. I so wanted to come with Milo and get away from the snow.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Came back to visit the chair again...cause I am in love! Or is it obsessed with the chair and love the story. Told a new bloggy friend about it and to stop by cause she is a wonderful writer and does this column about fab things has seen in blog world! I see you stopped by and left you a comment....:)


I love your sense of creative humour!! and speaking of creative: what an outstanding job you did on your chair...

must have been the lil' helper?

:D Lynda

LindsB said...

I love it!! The chair looks perfect...well almost perfect. Perfect once you are done...but I loved that fabric when you first posted it and I love it even more now- the colors are perfect!!

hmmm, maybe I need to re-do my bedroom with some of this fabric.

Cobalt Violet said...

Love this post! So cute. Great way to end my day!
Love the pup looking at Milo!

And ... I am so in love with that chair! ... and I have the perfect spot for it. ;)

Blog de Artesanato da Vila do Artesão said...

Great job with the chair Linda, or it was Milo's ?!?!? rsrsrs
I loved him.Hugs,
Cris Turek

Blog de Artesanato da Vila do Artesão said...

Great job with the chair Linda, or it was Milo's ?!?!? rsrsrs
I loved him.Hugs,
Cris Turek

Vix said...

I am very behind on commenting, but keep looking at this post in my Reader because it has me in awe as well as hysterics.

Having been pro *that* fabric with *that* chair from the start (sniff...seems like only yesterday your hands weren't claw-shaped from your labors) I feel compelled to say:


[and hot Hoover Dam, the tulips with BBC are stunning...I expect another BH&G shoot any minute!]

Unknown said...

That chair you created is crazy good! The image with the tulips front and center could be on the cover of a magazine!

Sally said...

I love your blog and your fabulous sense of humor! I laughed all the way through. Love the Ikat and linen combination. I also have a big black dog..lab mix named Henry, 144lbs of beautiful. I featured him on my blog as well.

Lettered Cottage said...

I want one!!
And I LOVED this post too. Such a great read.



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