Saturday, 17 November 2007

Extreme Makeover PART 1......Paint Mine Pink Style...

So when i start to paint something i walk around the house with the brush going Gee what else can i paint ??? (Now i know lots of you can relate to that) I become a crazy woman, im obsessed, i must paint, i must re-vamp stuff !
So the other day i did.
The target???
My dining table and chairs in the 'Pretty Room'.
I forgot the before shot with the chairs but. See i was just too excited and couldnt think straight.
All this timber is usually hidden under my Ashwell Rosebloom table cloth.....

Now it's time to say......

Two coats later...

I really wanted to get them finished this weekend but the weather is too hot for painting so i will have to wait a bit.
These are the decals im putting on the front and back of the chairs. They are from Amy @ , she custom made this size for me and even sent me an extra sheet. She is a real sweetie and her decals are the best ever!

I also have some TO DIE FOR fabric coming from O.S to re-cover the chairs.
When i's all done i will post EXTREME MAKEOVER...THE FINALE' PICS. LOL.So make sure you pop back mid-week to see.

Now heres my gorgeous Antique Jarvi Lounge, i love it to bits (i also have the 2 lounge chairs). I have had soooo many people say Oh paint it them i say this...There are some things YOU JUST DO NOT PAINT and this is one of them.
I am however totally over the covers on it, so last night i threw this vintage bedspread over it. Why didnt i do it ages ago?????

AND....a few nights ago while i was watching tv i added some Frou Frou to this pink candlelabra. I am known in my family for not being able to just sit and watch a show and do nothing...i have to have something in front of me to create. I know mums the same, maybe its genetic....

*** Oohhh I nearly forgot....i dragged Sam to some Garage Sales with me this morning and came home with a bundle of goodies. Sam even scored a free Winnie The Pooh Treehouse from a lovely gentleman who thought that Sam was just so cute and well behaved (ahhh hmmm he had him fooled alright!). But wasnt that a lovely thing to do!
I just about knocked over people to grab some gorgeous frames, i HAD TO HAVE THEM (Gail and Alicia i know you will totally understand that).
My bundle of 'stuff' ready to be transformend.

And these 2 totally shabby and awesome chairs that followed me home *grin* i know, i know, i need more chairs like a hole in the head...but how could i not?? Really, no come understand dont you...???? I NEEDED THEM

Ok now i see out my office window that a storm is coming....i might just get to paint that table and chairs yet....
Hope everyone has a gorgeous weekend (we are picking up a slippery dip for our pool tomorrow..hee hee i cant wait!).

Luv N Hugz
P.S Im having a CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY in a few days so make sure you pop back and leave a comment to be in the draw!


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Shann, you have been such a busy bee! I TOTALLY hear you on on the knocking people over to get the treasure comment, I am guilty of it yes its true (blush). Yummy frames and I LOVE the bedspread on your gorgeous lounge. So glad to hear you are not going to paint it white as I agree there are just some pieces that shouldnt meet the white paint brush! Ooooh and the chairs, you and I both have a chair addiction I am afraid but lets hold our heads high on that one (wink!!) A girl can never have too many chairs I say!

Anonymous said...

I Am LOOOVVIINNGG the table and chairs already!! cannot wait to see em finshed bell!! Hugs to you as alays Mandii

Nahlia said...

I totally *get* the Need To Have Those Chairs lol! I've been known to raid Hard Rubbish collections

Dolly said...

Hey sweetpea I am a chair collector too! I can't pass up an awesome chair!
Just ask hubby... the barn is full! lol
Downstate I was known as "the chair lady"!

Ouuu I can't wait to see that tableset finished! I love it already! I know its going to be spectacular!

And those picture frames... painted white and sanded here and there Oh La La!

You are on a roll girl!
Love all the goodies you found!

XOXO, Dolly

KARA said...

oh shann, I wish you could come to my house, I am in love with the table and chairs such an improvement and the decals yummy.
i agree don't get the paintbrush near the lounge chairs.
Love the candlebra gorgeous.
Oh my god send me the chairs how gorgeous
Love you loads

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shann! I love it all as usual! Your home is beyond gorgeous! Love the chippy chairs your found too!! I am obsessed with chairs like that!!

Love ya,

Gail McCormack said...

I love chairs too, but I'm over painting them, if they're already the right colour and just need a bit of a sand back that's OK. Give yourself a pat on the back for the table, looks great! No don't ever paint the lounge, I love a bit of dark timber as a contrast to all the soft colours.


Gail i scrubbed the cream coloured one and gave it a bit more of a rub back and now its in my hallway. Im with you, i loathe painting them! LOL


Love it all darling, but didn't Sam say before you went "No More Bargains Mummy!" Just think if you ever have a HUGE party, you'll have plenty of chairs for everyone - lol.
Mwah. :-}

Kerryanne English said...

Love those decals pretty and pink. Look forward to seeing the photos from the completed dining room makeover.

Alison Gibbs said...

Shann, what a great job on the chairs and table. You are a busy, busy girl.

IsabellaCloset said...

Shannon, I LOVE the white table & chairs, what a great makeover. GORGEOUS decals too.
Have fun using them! ~Mary~ :-}

Bejeweled said...

Love the extreme makeover you're giving your home! Those table and chairs are just darling in the white! Can't wait to see them with the decals!

And great finds at the garage sales. Those frames are gorgeous!!

Katrina said...

That table looks great! I can't wait to see Part 2. Oh and I WOULD paint the lounge if it was me (sorry everyone haha!).

And I need those chairs! Send them to me!!! :)

joan said...

Love the tables and chairs and I bet the decals will look great on the chairs. You all are going to convince me about going to yard sales. I've had a few myself but never have gone but you all find such great things. Have a great week.

Scrappy Moments said...

Hi Shann,

Everything is Just so beautiful, I love looking at & reading your blog... Great Look on your dining room table. I need to get to work & start Painting after the first of the Year. My friend Just Bought me a Beautiful Vintage Rose this weekend, it's going over the Futon, so Your Idea were very inspiring to me, when I start my Decorating projects in Jan. I will be sure to post :)

Angie :)

FrostingsNSparkles said...

You've been a busy chickie! The table looks really pretty in white, I'm shocked that you actually owned a brown one LOL Those decals are soooo you, how wonderful!! Sam is a good sport :)

chook said...

ohh my I have just found your blog and my DDand I are in love with all the yummy things you are doing we will be back all the time just wow
hugs Beth

Ali said...

Oh hon, looking good. I can't wait to see what you do to finish the table and chairs off. I am so off painting at the moment, so i will just sit back and watch you do it lol. Love those chairs too and those frames. What a find. talk soon cutie ox Ali

hoganfe said...

Everything is so gorgeous - looking forward to Part 2 :)

Laurie said...

I love the way the white paint changed your table and chairs. They look so much better white! It's amazing how almost everything looks better white. I love the new chairs and all of your goodies.
You have good taste!


Alice W. said...

Hi Shannon! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! Love the make-over!!! Your home looks beautiful!

I love all your finds too! I seem to have a rather large collection of chairs too haha...and I definitely don't need most of them!

Siobhan said...

Hi Shannon,

Looks like you have been a busy girl...I can not wait to see your dining set all finished, im sure it will look lovely.

Your Jarvi Lounge looks so sweet set up like that.


Counting Your Blessings said...

You've been working hard! I do that too - once I've got the paint out and everything is all torn up anyhow... why not paint a few more things?! Table looks so much sweeter and the sofa is yummy. Blessings... Polly