i have many skills.
cooking, baking, being creative;
shopping, buying, traveling, luxuriating;
mommying, chauffering, doctoring, wifeying, marenting;
acting, learning, partying, playing, impressioning, ridiculousing...
you get the picture.
i am not, however, necessarily skilled when it comes to
i'm working on it, but when one's budget requires extreme creativity, and a lot of d.i.y. love... i sometimes get lost.
thank god i have friends who are gifted at this!
i have a few pieces of furniture (everything) that i am ready
to take into the next phase of their lives.
for some of them, that phase is a furniture farm in oklahoma, where they can run and play with other pieces of furniture...
and for others it is up to me to breathe new life into a piece.
i have ideas...but would love to hear yours.
up first is an old gal in need of a serious facelift.
thanks to a tip from the fabulous aforementioned erika,
i scored this lady for a mere $70 at a local goodwill.
i love her lines, but would really love a modern fabric to reupholster her in; we need to balance out the frou frou factor.
i've even thought about painting the legs... black? white?
hmmmmm. the possibilities.
my fabulous sisterwife, jenny, has incredible taste, and thus has inspired many of the wonderful breaths of modernity into my previously mostly french country home. i needed some oomph!
(must post on said items soon.)
i still adore things aged and authentic, but i've also loved more modern styles for a while now, and just haven't known the best ways to inject them into my decor.
hollywood regency? midcentury? swedish? antique? southern glam?
when i told her what i thought i wanted, jenny suggested the following fabric, and i just love it.
its a great knockoff of this brunschwig and fils fabric that i adore,
and its a bazillion times cheaper.
here is the inspiration pic we were pulling from for my living room; isn't it fabulous?
...but for my settee, is it too much en masse?
hmmm, i dunno...kinda diggin' it...!
esp as a dotty injection here! bam!
or...shall i take her in this fabulous direction, a la lee?:
perfect white goodness gives mucho flexibility when one has design ADD...ahem. what was i saying? ooh look! something shiny!
i like the opportunity to play around with color/pillows...though i suppose we could do that with any fabric, no?
or shall i simply have it make a statement, without saying a word?
i'm thinking fun, but not ridiculous. modern, to balance off of the shape, but not too edgy.
so, unfortunately i'll have to save my stack of
sex fabric for another project.
what do you think?
help a sista out.
and when i finally get her all shined up and purty,
i'll take a pic & share her with you.
for your consideration of our next installment of wwyd:
put that in your french country pipe and smoke it.