Saturday, March 6, 2010


For the last couple of days we have been battling colds and flus here. I have not left the house in over 2 days and today I was itching to do something productive (besides gathering the piles of used kleenexs around the house...). I decided on a quick, fairly clean project that I have had on a back burner for a while now. Painting the legs of some of the living room furniture.

Here is a picture of one of the chairs pre-painting. The pictures never really pick it up, but these chairs came from a therapists waiting room so I am sure you can imagine the amount of rubber sole scuffs on the legs.


I used a really subtle dove grey on all the chairs and sofa so that something ties them all together. This really helps the room feel a lot more cohesive since the fabric on the chairs is quite a bit lighter than the creamy colored cover on the sofas.

A lot of you have been emailing me about the branchs again, so here is a better shot of how many we have and how they are spaced. For full info check out the DIY archives~

And here was the sofa pre-paint.


Excuse all the mess in the background!! Everytime a piece of furniture leaves I usually pile all it's contents up on the dining room table until I have time to return them to my basement store-rooms.

I think this week I will hunt down some really nice new down-filled pillows for the sofa. I didn't realize how few throw pillows we had laying around until I opened the closet and saw I only have covers, no pillows!

How are your weekend projects coming?

26 comments:

Karena said...

Holly a really nice difference. Good job girl!! Follow me as I have a great giveaway coming up soon!!

Karena
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Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Holly, the legs look great! There are several easy projects that I have put off for awhile because I have so many!
This weekend (and the first part of next week)we are installing tile in our master bath - taking out the ugly vinyl flooring we have lived with for so long! The tear out was done today!

Andrea said...

they look beautiful! love that couch, what a find!

Gina said...

That came out beautifully! Oh and feel better!! I can't get away with doing that, as I'd have paint splattered somewhere lol. My project literally right now is fixing some pseudo curtains I use to hide my computer cables under the desk :)

Have a great weekend!
Gina

Urban Whyte said...

Looks great Holly....I was wondering how long you could go without painting them!! lol Get well soon....this Edmonton weather of ours is bound to get "spring-ish" at some point!
Karen

City.Cottage store said...

Maybe some City.Cottage pillows??

Jaime said...

I wasn't sure about painting the legs, but they turned out great! Good job!

I am baking cupcakes for an Oscar party and then heading to Banff for a conference tomorrow. I have so many projects stacked around right now, its not funny...

~ Regan said...

WOw, I really like the pianted legs better- great job!

Angela said...

I couldn't live without slip covers! Cheesie stains good bye into the wash.

Amber said...

cute holly!! Looks great!!

Mary said...

What a difference! LOVE the paint...it is such a fresh look! ~mary~

Shaunna said...

they look wonderful! I am sure you here this a lot...but I truly love your blog. Even in the world of decorating with whites there are many ways to do so...I relate to your home the most and love seeing all of your work! Oh, if we were only closer I'd be giving you some good business. I will say though, I have been doing some refinishing for others myself...it is so gratifying! Thank you for the inspiration! (By the way, I'm refinishing some red doors with tons of detailed grooves and wouldn't mind your opinion on getting the grooves distressed...seriously. If you have the time, I'd love it if you'd check them out! They're under the post "look what I found". First time I tried to distress through the paint, it bled red even though I didn't get that far down....so now I've primed them with TWO coats of high hiding?? Praying that works...again, LOVE the legs painted!

Best Life said...

It's perfect! It's amazing how such a small thing can make such a big difference. I've had a project going on in our house and I just posted the reveal! I hope you feel better! Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

Rayia said...

I love how they turned out!

Rayia said...

I love how they turned out!

Alison said...

I'm laughing at your fliers- that's what my fliers are used for too. Thank you, Zellers.
The new painted couch legs look great, and I need to comment on the fabulous easel in the back because it's SO lovely.
Have a great day.

tara said...

We finished a bed this weekend... check it out at www.4sweetpeasinapod.blogspot.com. We love reading your blog, it's a source of inspiration for all of us!

Audra said...

Wow I love the legs! I was secretly hoping you would be also painting the legs to the chairs when you mentioned the love seat-I was really excited when I noticed you did. Looks great-as ALWAYS!!! Hope you all get well soon.

Sara said...

pottery barn has great down filled pillow inserts, and not crazy expensive.

Michele A. said...

You've probably answered this already, but what kind of fabric did you use for the slipcovers? They look fabulous!

Dee said...

OOhhhh if only chairs could talk....I wonder what therapy stories they would tell. Hmmmmm. They sure look cute now! (my husband would have a nervous breakdown if he saw me painting in the house, maybe it's my history of spilling cans on the carpet.)

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Very chic and feminine! Love it. And I love the branches on the wall...great idea.

Remodelaholic said...

They look great! I especially love the sofa legs!

diedre said...

hi there. love your stuff. ikea has $5.00 feather/down inserts and i think they're 16" square...something like that. do you have ikea near you?

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your little settee is what Im thinking about for my little craigslist find. SO CUTE!

david said...

It is such a great piece of art. You done really a good job. I really like this chair legs color. Its looks nice with white colors.

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