Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Reupholstered Chair Reveal and Everything Else...

So remember this old gal in her before state? Well girlfriend got a serious makeover. She is now bold and beautiful. I am beyond obsessed, thrilled, amazed, pleased with her after state. I shared the fabric combination with you loves a few weeks back and I have to tell you, the finished product turned out to be more than I could ever dream of. I need to give a shout out to my local upholsterer, Carolina Custom Upholstery, for those of you in the Winston Salem, NC area. Anyone who is looking to add jazz or pizzaz to a current piece, or even make a new one, you need to stop whatever you are doing right now, and call my guy Billy immediately (if you need his contact information, email me). Tell him  that I sent you. As soon as you say my name, he will probably repeat my name in his sweet southern voice, while his inner monologue is saying "that woman is CRAY CRAY." I have seriously put him to work lately. Love him and his crew. Love. Disclaimer: Just so you know, I am aware of the sketchiness of these pictures. My camera battery was dunzo so it was iphone all of the way. What else is new?
I must mention. These emerald green throw pillows were a recent find at World Market of all places for, wait for it, $4.99. Really and truly people. I wanted to buy the entire display out because I can. I also picked up a matching bolster. Why girls?!?! Because I can at $4.99. Amazing. They had so many different shades as well. It just so happens that these match the piping on this piece to a tee. Go and pick some up to add a $4.99 punch to any space. Duh.
Billie, and my new green jeggings, twerking our new chair in during broad daylight. She adores good lighting for picture taking. 
A close up of her left arm, your right. 
A close up of her right arm, your left. 
Before we get on to the other happenings, I must share what else I found at World Market with you besides my $4.99 pillows. That place was on fire. Look at this burlap, scalloped, nailhead trim screen for $199.99! Don't you love the $.99 added? So mental. Seems so much cheaper. But honestly, couldn't this just jazz up a little nook or any space really? Only for $199.99. But wait, there is more...
Are we loving these or what? So I found these adorbs recipe prints that would be the perfect pop of fun and color for any chef-inista's kitchen. I am not certain whether I will have space for these but I plan on making room. 

How. 
Freaking. 
Adorbs.
You are. 
On to the next subject. My newest art piece compiled by none other than the FABULOUS Elyse Martin. You might remember her from this remarkable piece she recently made for me. I don't have to tell you all, she is the most. Even Michael Jordan's mom thought so. She just made a piece for her home. I hope she still remembers me when she is big. Sigh. At least I will have my amazing pieces to remind me of our fabulous friendship. Love you Elyse!
So remember the major headboard debacle that we all discussed a month back? Questions were flying around. Buy? Make? Tufted? Patterned? Solid? Oh my. Well my loves, a decision has been arrived upon. I present to you...our master bedroom.
I kid. I lie. However, since my chair and a half and ottoman re-upholstery turned out so phenomenally, I decided to enlist Billy's help. AGAIN, for this project. We have decided to craft a diamond tufted headboard based off of the image above and covered in the fabric below. I searched tirelessly for the perfect piece and you know what, I just couldn't find "the one". I knew that I would never be 100% happy with something I bought in a store. So like the spoiled brat that I am, I went the custom route. You know what they say, "the one who chooses custom never goes back." Ok. They don't say that, but they should. 
Ooooohhhh, ahhhh. This is the Waverly Glitz fabric. Folks, this is a gorgeous woven fabric that appears to be neutral but really has metallic gold and silver threading strewn about the fabric. In my demented world, gold and silver metallic thread is considered a neutral. The boy might disagree, but he trusts my design decision making. It is what I do. I cannot wait for the end result. It will be nothing short of major. Major. 


And in other news, Stella is all, "Mom! Stop taking pictures of me and pack our s*#@!" She da boss. 
 Billie is all, "Stella! I am sitting in front of a box that Mom has yet to pack." They keep me straight.  They keep me young. 

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    1. No Elyse, YOU rock! Love you to pieces!

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  2. Elyse is AMAZING!!! Truly love her work! Also, I was about to hate you for reals for a second if that was your bedroom. You might notice mine never gets shown. Oh right. About a million reasons for that and my headboard aint one. In fact, it's the only thing that's complete in the whole room. Sigh. You do need to start packing so you can come play with me in Richmond. I'll offer up wine, bravo, design chat and my adorbs babies. You bring your cute self and that pup!

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    1. Haaaaahhhaaaaa! I am such a trickster. It better turn out similar. It better. I will be in your neighborhood in 13 days exactly! Count it. I cannot wait! Get the wine, bravo and the babes fired up! We are so ready to go.

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  3. Ok I really thought that was your bedroom and I was going to say forget my guest post on my sad guest bedroom- ha. But that chair has been reinvented love her and you have me convinced I need to go to World Market Today. Umm I would buy anything for $4.99 but cute pillows, hell yeah! Stella is so cute and yes we have a dog and I will get you a picture:)

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  4. um. that chair is ridiculous! and why is world market totally crushing it these days?! i will be going to world market today and finding something to put a green welt on, thanks. : )

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  5. Chair is awesome!!! You crack me up, my jaw dropped at YOUR bedroom and then I read on:) impressed by the selection at world market!!! That screen would be cool as s headboard or in any room, too cool!!!

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  6. You made me smile this morning ... I was sooo jealous of your high ceilinged beautiful bedroom!! I just wish it were really yours!! Love the art and the screen from World Market!!

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  7. so many beautiful things - where to begin. First that chair turned out amazing! Well done on the contrast piping trim - love the green. Can't wait to see your headboard I am a sucker for anything tufted myself!

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  8. Cannot get over your chair. Absolutely love all of the details!

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  9. Love the chair, and the pooches are TOO cute! Thx for your sweet comment on small shop today -- ADORE your blog, now following!

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  10. LOVE the chair!! The green piping is amaze. I think I need to make a trip to World Market now, even though it isn't close I can totally justify spending lot of $$ in gas to save $$ on pillows :)

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  11. p.s- could the pups be any cuter?!!

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  12. I have found a new favorite fabric to my evergrowing list hahaha! Hey give me the scoop on those green jeggins. I have been wanting some green colored jeans but I can't find any anywhere.

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    1. Melissa, I got these green jeggings at Off Saks. The brand is "SOLD" and I got them for around $65. They have every color and I think I will be returning for more! They are the perfect jegging and the perfect shade of emerald I had been searching for!

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  13. I want that bedroom too! Whow.
    And your chair came out beautifully. Bold and that trim is so unexpected! Brilliant work :-)

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  14. Tots fab!! Love the blue and green piping. I just reupholstered an ugly old lady myself. I'm addicted. http://thelittleblackdoor.blogspot.com/2012/04/now-you-really-can-take-seat.html
    And that bedroom? Shut up! So awesome.

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  15. OMG girl I love the chair! That fabric is amazing and I love that you used greek key pillows to mix with the fabric. Dying over here!!! :)

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  16. I just bought that Cost Plus World Market screen! I agree, that place was in fire. Drooling on aisle...every aisle.

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