Thursday, October 21, 2010

Favorites for my Sister

My sister recently moved from Minneapolis to Chicago. She got her own apartment...her first "big girl" apartment with no roommates. It's a great apartment..I visited in August to help her decorate (and, let's be honest, get away for some girl time). She picked out a couch and new bedding, but needed some accent pieces.

When she was back in Minneapolis visiting a few weeks ago, she shopped in my garage...and chose a few pieces for me to rehab. As it turned out, my parents were going to drive down this weekend and could deliver the newly painted goods!

Entry table before

Entry table after

I have no "before" of this chair, but think..GLOSSY, blinding glossy black paint with a pleather seat. It did no justice to the shape of this chair.

Here she is after some flatter paint and new seat. This will be amazing in my sister's living room! (can you hear my giddiness?)

The final piece that will be arriving at my sis's place any minute is the next one. I think this is my fave piece so far. I found this bench under a heap of stuff at Elko Flea Market over Labor Day weekend. It was my virginal debut at Elko...and I was hooked the minute I walked in. This bench was DIRTY. Peeling veneer, musty smell...but I liked the lines a lot.

My sis picked it to be a distressed red.

Rustoleum Colonial Red in Satin with Minwax Dark Walnut stain

And a little surprise inside.

I love it. I hope she thinks it's as fabulous as I do.

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Joselyn said...

Nice makeovers and even nicer Sis. Love the entry table color!

Anonymous said...

Great lines on the entry table and the color is perfect. Always nice to have extra storage, as well. Great restores!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

My fave is the red table with the glazing! So cute!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute finds- I love the color of the sewing stand and the red bench/ table is gorgeous!! Absolutely charming!! Great job! :)

Brandi said...

you've got this "furniture thing" down to a science! COOL transformations girlie!

ps i just became a follower!!!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! great stuff! Your sister is one lucky gal. Isn't it fun to redo things that make others happy!
thanks for linking up and linking back to me.

Amanda Lee said...

You are a great sister! I love your revamps -- especially that bench.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

All three pieces are great. Love them! I hope you'll link up more at Stories each week!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Love them all!! Great choice on the red!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and absolutely love that blue entryway table! Any chance you know what color/brand paint you used? I have a table waiting for new life that's about the same shape and that's the exact color i'm thinking!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for getting back to me about the table color! I can't wait to give it a try on my own table!

Blue Velvet Chair said...
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Blue Velvet Chair said...

Hi Denise - thanks for the party! I hope you like my thrift store project - and that you'll have a peek at my newer blog, and hopefully 'follow' if you like what you see. Hope to see you peeking around soon!

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