Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We got our newly slipcovered sofa home today and she looks FAB! I will hopefully have some pictures for you all in the days to come as we rearrange everything to fit it in~

Tonight I will be painting some chairs for various clients, as well as working on this really unique easal I picked up at the auction on Sunday. I think it is just so neat and will be perfect in a corner somewhere either holding a beautiful painting, or just as it is.


If I have some time I will try to work on this gorgeous antique mirrored table, also from the auction. I love the garland detail, as well as the stains and imperfections of the old mirror.

I am just dying to get this guy repainted! The crazy green paint and glazed finish really are hideous.
Is it kind of sad that I am already referring to this guy as my crown jewel? Everything about it is just perfect! From the woodwork, to the pullout leather writing desk it is just amazing.

I am actually toying with the idea of just painting over the green interior and leaving the time worn wood finish. It is really scuffed, particularly on the bottom, but I love the idea of leaving that as part of it's character. But you know me, once I start with the paint I can't stop!!!

25 comments:

sara@augustfields said...

holly....the easel......is. gorgeous!

i love the round table too....the twist is such a great detail.

i'd say you made out pretty well! can't wait to see the transformations :)

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I just did that exact same easel for a client. That is soooo weird! Loving the big cabinet, it does have some great detail!

I'm glad to hear things worked out with Jen! She is so excited!

Can't wait to see the sofa...and the laundry room!

~mary~

Kacey said...

All of the pieces are just fabulous! I love that mirrored table. Can't wait to see how they all turn out!

Jaime said...

Everything is gorgeous! Why doesn't Calgary have this stuff...

Is the mirrored table spoken for? If not, please let me know. (I'm looking for such a table that size & that one is amazing!)

Hugs to All - Jaime

mespetites said...

Oh I love the wood. If it were me, I would just paint the interior because it is so stunning and aged!

Holly and Sean said...

Thank you so much Mary! Jen and her family and so wonderful and I look forward to working with them~

Jaime, it has not found a home so I will email you some pictures a soon as it is painted!

Caroline said...

So many gorgeous projects...

wow, that easel is amazing! I want one! ; )

Amanda said...

holly- you have amazing luck with unique pedestal coffee tables! the latest one is absolutely lovely!

DustyLu said...

Stunning pieces I can't wait to see what you do with them, and the couch!! ~lulu

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Can't wait to see what you do with them! You have such a talented hand! xo

Rhiannon Nicole said...

ohhh I love that mirrored table! I have been trying to find really cool pieces like this for our wedding in September and think I may have found one last week but I have no clue how to refurbish it haha wish you lived near me girlfriend :)

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

You found some great items, can't wait to see what you do with them,

Jaime said...

Thanks!!!

Krystie said...

Can't wait to see the couch. And I saw a green table just like that one at my hot spot and passed it up even though it was only $10 bucks! Maybe I should go back and pick it up and see what magic I can work with it. then we can compare! ( although with you I would probably and most likely loose!!)

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Ohhh, please share the leather desk! I have a desk that appears to have once had a leather top, but its gone. Replacing it will cost nearly double I paid for the desk so I haven't done it but I'd love to see yours.

Jenny Free Style said...

Hey Holly...I luv your new couch! Can't wait to see it in your space! I love your blog and find it VERY inspirational!

I did want to let you know too that on my Mac (running Safari) your blog still makes my internet shut off.
I have to check your site from my work computer (PC).
Just wanted to make you aware!
Love the blog!

www.jennyfreestyle.blogspot.com

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

You really made out like a bandit at the auction - what fabulous finds! I can't wait to see them all transformed!

pitcherandpearl said...

Holly you really scored at the Auction! Love love the easel, I bet it'll look so charming with a painting sitting on it. The mirrored table is such an amazing find, you must really scour your area with the amount of gems you find! Cant wait to see them after you get your paint claws on them!

*Navya

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

WOWZERS! I love every single piece! Can't wait to see the end results! :)

Michael - Innkeeper said...

the easel! amazing! love. it.
love it.

you do beautiful things!

. said...

definitely think the "crown jewel" is absolutely gorgeous. The natural wood is perfect! Definitely agree with painting the interior though.

Our Cranberry Cottage said...

Holly

I want to slipcover my own couch and loveseat. I have 4 kids and 4 cats ( who have very muddy paws somtimes0. what kind of material was used? i am quite afraid after all the work put in that it will get threadbare shortly. my couch of 3 years got so thread bare it ripped the whole top of the cushion. I want something really wash and wear. any ideas?

Morning T said...

Great finds Holly and I'm curious to see what you do with the 'crown jewel'! You have such an eye for this stuff whatever you decide will be gorgeous.

Lovely Little Nest said...

I CAN'T WAIT to see what you do with that last piece!! I know it's going to be fabulous :)

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see how everything turns out! I love the mirrored coffee table. Gorgeous.

 
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