OK, so I must confess that not very long ago I had not seen a Blog or even knew what the blog world was about. But, a few years back, I was searching for some pictures of the style I wanted to decorate my new home in. I don't really remember what I searched. One of my Google search links took me to the most Beautiful place I had seen, and everything that I loved. It was Cielo’s “House In The Roses” If you have not been there I highly recommend a visit.
Cielo, had all these beautiful images of flowers and lace and china a nice bit of whimsy all the while being serenaded by beautiful “Fairy music” I was hooked. One of my favorite pictures was a beautiful white chair with a gorgeous vase of roses in it. So this post and redo is my Salute to Cielo and Thanks for all the Inspiration!
One of my favorite items in dining rooms, kitchens or just in a nice corner of the room has always been Ladder-back chairs…I don’t know why. You don’t see true 4 board Ladder back chairs much anymore. But, being a Thrift store frequenter now, I came across a nice solid wood true one! It had seen some years, but the bones of it were solid, so to speak.
When I saw it I instantly thought of it painted white and distressed with a Beautiful vase of Blooms sitting on it. How Blessed am I that I was able to achieve just that? Maybe not as lovely as Cielo, but I am absolutely in love with this piece and plan to enjoy for many years to come.
I hope you like it too!
So just a quick price break down, It wouldn't be keeping with true Shoestring Elegance style, If I didn’t tell you what a deal I was able to make this for. Are you ready? You are not going to believe this, I got the chair at the local GW, it was priced only $9.99, but wait, it was half of yellow tag day!!! So yes, I got the chair for $5! I used less than one sample size of Behr's Chalkpaint to cover it! So add a little under $3 to the tab, the rest was just a pure enjoyment in the painting, sanding, waxing and finishing of it all. This one was truly a labor of love. And the final project cost was just under$8. How is that possible? As soon as it was done I had to arrange some flowers and go cut some roses from my garden so I could enjoy it the way I had seen it in my minds eye. Hey, psst! If you get a chance go "Like" me on facebook. I have alot more pics and tidbits there.
I’m just following the way I’m lead and loving every minute of it!! Especially, getting to share it with you. Many Blessing to you all!
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