Friday, December 11, 2009

Chair Before and After

This is a project that I just completed. The finished chairs looks so amazing.

This is what the chair started as. I was able to get this from a hotel remodel and they were just happy to get rid of it. The chairs are all in really great condition with great classic style that just needed a little TLC.

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I repainted with a black lacquer paint and recovered in a black and tan ticking stripe. They are so timeless with a bit of an edge.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Trees

Well what a crazy month. With in the last few weeks I have decorated a total of 9 trees, plus all the decorations for fireplace mantels, exteriors, etc.

I thought I would share my tree this year. I really love it. We had a little dilemma to work out this year and it is called a 2 year old. I had visions dancing in my head of him swinging from the top of the tree. So this is the year of the mini tree that I LOVE and will probably do it years to come.

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This is the same tree that I did for my booth tree at the Mackenzie- Childs event. It was nice because from the event I ended up with a lot of new ornaments that I need.

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I did 3 other one’s for the Genesee Grande’s trees.

For the show I also had to decorate a 7’ tree so I made a really fun tree skirt for the occasion. The skirt is burlap and raw silk I love the contrast of the 2 materials together.

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Victoria and Richard

The  Victoria and Richard Mackenzie-Childs event was great. They are amazing people and artists.  I was able to meet the whole family and see all of their new home line of pottery, cool little occasional pieces and jewelry.

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I love this ottoman

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Lunch plate from line of dinner wear. Amazing story behind this they are manufactured from clay I think from China that is super smooth and then there is a special process for the design that happens in Italy. They are super strong and can go into oven, microwave, and dishwasher- my type of plate.

Unfortunately I forgot my camera for this event and could not take pictures of their amazing table that they styled.