Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little Reinventions (or Pimp My Chair)

Eight friends arrive this weekend for a birthday celebration (mine!). Not just a party, but full on two days of house guests. Cue the scramble. I've been cleaning, painting, primping the place for weeks now, though I'm nowhere near ready. Trying to be OK with that (if you knew how I grew up, you'd understand), but really, just under the surface, I'm frantic. My mom is taking the kids for a few days, which at least ensures 12 hours of clean bathrooms and kitchen before guests walk in. Anyway, a few projects.

Turned a hand-me-down rocking chair into a plant stand out side the cottage door. Total cost: $9 (3 for the spray paint and six for the petunias).



Turned four napkins from anthropologie into pillows for the guest bed. Rather cute, if I do say so myself. Total cost: $30. Yes, I have a stash of fabric I could have dug into, but couldn't resist the ruffles already on the napkins. I just covered some existing pillow forms.






more tomorrow...

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Very amazing little reinventions. They add such color and life! You are doing an amazing job.

Grey Cottage Studio said...

Thanks Elizabeth! Appreciate the props!

Jill

Karen said...

came upon your blog thru Molly Irwin's, you sound alot like me, except I don't kickbox :) My twin boys are only 2.5, but someday there will be time for all the things I enjoy doing! Good luck with your weekend...

molly said...

Lovely colorful touches. I want to paint something now. Have a great birthday weekend, Jill!

Grey Cottage Studio said...

Thanks Karen. I'm chuckling that I wrote "kickboxing" somewhere because sadly, I haven't done it in years. So, we're probably even more alike!

Molly, thanks for the good wishes. The kids are safely at my mom's house and I'm getting ready for a night out. My friends arrive tomorrow.