Thursday, September 24, 2009

A little life...

Ok, so I have been BEYOND busy this week! I am so thankful and excited to have many custom client projects currently on the go. I typically do not share client projects simply because it is usually not my brain-child so I don't feel right about taking credit for it, besides that I am always so sensitive to sharing other peoples' items with or without their discretion.

But I am just so thrilled about a project I am working on right now with a client by the name of Dennise *waving Hello to Dennise if she is reading this right now!*. She has a TON of fantastic furniture that I will be dreaming about for days but right now she has put me to work on a china cabinet she has. I am just in the beginning stages but since I am so often asked whether I do other colors than white I thought I would answer with this:



This is the look we are going for, but her hutch is even more gorgeous! I may just have to break with tradition and share pictures of this one~



Besides all my client's projects I am also at work on my latest masterpiece: a french provincial dining room table and chairs. This is my first true test at re-upholstering more than just the seat cushion, but the seat backs as well. I am through with all the painting and distressing and just have the upholstery to finish. I was torn on which direction to take, either going for a mix of polka dots/florals ala Anthropologie style or to go classic with all cream linen. Being the bargain shopper I am I found exactly enough dusty blue velvet, striped cream linen and silver taffeta to do a very unique yet traditional mix. I am so excited to share the final project!

And a quick and final update on my extremely thrilling slip-cover hunt. Once they arrived I was soooo thrilled to discover that my chairs are actually "mini" wingbacks *note the sarcasm*. Yup, I had to return them and on further inspection learned about the many sizes of wingbacks. I have the very smallest size out there at only 22 inches wide (the covers are for the 28 inch wide ones so they were massive). I have relented and decided that in the best interests of my mental health I will cease my efforts to locate a decent store bought version. In fact I just recently dropped 1 of the 2 chairs off with a seamstress to have custom fitted and skirted covers made. I am counting down the minutes until I see them and can share with you all!

Other than decorating both Sean and Wren have been battling fevers and colds over the last week so things have been in a little bit of disarray, hence the lack of blogging...

Hopefully we will be back into routine and updating you on all the goings-0n over here as per our usual fashion.

9 comments:

Chris said...

That is beautiful , I love the blue.

I too am having a custom slipcover made and can not wait to get it all complete , I totally understand your excitement.

Thanks for your help with the pricing .
Chris
Just Beachy

Jess said...

I can't wait to see all of the projects!!! You are such an inspiration to me :0)

Oliver's said...

Please share with us your clients pc. I would love to see how this color turns out. Thank you for the quick response to my email and for answering my questions, you are so sweet to take the time. I will be posting pictures of my pc. soon. Thanks again Paula

fah said...

I love the color of that piece! It's gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Oh I hope your share this projuect, the color and finish are amazing.I love your work.

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Please, please please share with me where you found your chair fabrics! I am going to be doing an upholstered headboard for our bedroom and all three of those options would work for our room. I haven't been having much luck lately finding anything we both like!

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see the French Provincial dining set...the fabrics sound so exciting too! It already sounds beautiful even without seeing it yet!!! So looking forward to seeing all your new finished projects!

I wish it was tomorrow already!!! look out here we come!!
~I hope Wren and Sean feel better soon!!!

Miss Prissy Paige said...

I can't wait to see the final version of all your current projects. I know they will be just stunning!

Brittany Michelle Ragsdale said...

Hey Holly, the blue cupboard looks so wonderful! Do you mind answering if you used stain or painted and then wiped stain over the piece to give it this look?
Thanks!

 
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