1.02.2012

I guess I will start 2012 off...

by "tooting my own horn" (pun intended).  The CSI Project's last challenge of the year was to post your favorite project that you did throughout the year 2011.  I entered my little "Labor of Love" Play Kitchen and it was chosen as the #1 Project....yay!


If you have never checked out the CSI Project blog, you definitely should!  They have "themed" weekly challenges and all types of projects can be entered...I have even entered my cookies a time or two!

Carrying on...I even have my first project for the New Year to show you.  No, it was not done in 2012, I actually started it about a month or so ago.  On one of my thrifty adventures, I spotted these bar stools:



Pretty gnarly, right?  They had great "bones", as we in the refinishing business like to say (lol) and I already had the perfect plan for them!  My good buddy, Karolyn, was in needed of two chairs for her newly redecorated craft room studio (it's much too "chic" to be referred to as a "craft" anything!)  Anyhoo, I snapped this picture and was going to send it to her to get her opinion, but for $5 each (yep, a bargain right?) and an impatient hubby waiting in the truck, I went ahead ans snagged them.  I was not worried that I could find something to do with them and for $10...steal!

As luck would have it, she loved them...well, at least I like to think she did.  I am sure when she first saw that picture, her vision was NOT quite as clear as mine, lol!  Anyoo, after a few coats of primer, a few coats of Valspar Water Lily paint, some Wipe On Poly and of course the brand spankin' new Damask seat cushions, here they are today:




 

Whatch'a think?  Yummy, right?  It took some persuasion to convince the ultra conservative Karolyn, that the chairs needed to be this teal color (she wanted black).  The teal color is one of the accent colors in her room and since the table was white, I thought this color would look awesome...do you agree?

This was a super fun project...I hope Karolyn enjoys them in her new studio!

Hope the year 2012 brings health and happiness to all!

This post linked to:



Restored Interiors
My Repurposed Life 
Primitive & Proper
Miss Mustard Seed 






There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!
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11 comments:

Julie E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats! Great stools too and I like the teal.

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE the teal, and would never have thought about going that direction!

gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

congrats! That is so awesome! I've always loved that picture! so precious.
such a great makeover.

stools? darling! love 'em!

gail

Mdegraeve said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love those chairs!!!! just let us know when you'll be going shopping next so I can sneak in and grab them ;)LOL just kidding. But seriously, they are awesome, love the colors!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH EM GEE!! I love them - are you kidding me?!! They look amazing in my new craft room - it's NOT too chic to be called a craft room! LOL Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work on the stools. I'm so glad that you talked me into the teal because they are the perfect accent to all the other white in the room. And I love my new cityscape desk organizer, too - AH-MAZING!! Thanks, girlie!!

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Adorable! Love them!

Taunnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These turned out great! They look like something you'd find in a fancy boutique and pay a fortune for.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those stools are so cheerful! i love that color!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I am in love! Looks excellent!!!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Claire said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The chairs are fab-I'm your newest follower from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!

Julie Foote said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Chairs, Karolyn is one lucky friend...Karolyn, can we see pictures of your craftroom???

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