Monday, May 10, 2010


Hi all, hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!
We did here!
Here is the big reveal of my chair makeover. I love the way it turned out.
Who knew a painters drop cloth could look so good. As you can see, I got a pillow done to match. My slipcover lady did a fantastic job, as well as getting the job done quite fast. I think the look is so fresh and summery!
Our trek to the Rose Bowl yesterday was really fun too! I got the 2 grain sack pillows in the photos, and this really cool antique pleating/ruffling machine. It still works, and I will use it to pleat paper, and ribbon for my crown making. It also looks cool. I was told this is how they pleated and ruffled shirt collars in the old days.
I wanted to show you the beautiful color on these roses I received from my daughter, son in law, and baby Jake yesterday!
My week is starting out busy as usual, with lampshade making and embellishing three crosses for someone. I'm also working on some stamped silverware. First on the agenda is a trip to the chiropractor this afternoon. My back is out!!! This is a periodic occurrence for me. Once it's back in place, I'm good to go. I have a slight curve to my spine, and this tends to throw things out of whack sometimes. Goes with my wacky personality!
Have a great week!!
Chat again soon.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ROSEMARY!!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE! This is superb, superb,I TELL YOU!!! You did it with determination and great skill to get this chair covered the way you wanted. The material from Home Depot? That's my girl, Rosemary! Oh dearest, I hope your back gives way to fun.

Get back on the road to glitter heaven soon!!! Anita

Sugar Bear said...

The chair looks fabulous!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh I hope you are feeling better soon! I love love love the chair, it looks amazing!!

Andrea said...

Awesome chair make over! Yes, I had a great mothers day!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

First of all..I hope your back is better soon! The chair looks incredible...really, really good!
I love your pretty roses and that pleater machine is fabulous! Glad you had a happy Mothers Day...
Chat soon!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Wow, the chair look good . . she did a great job! Drop cloth, unbelieveable . . how sweet the roses are . . Happy Monday! Sandy:O)

Simply Me Art said...

Beautiful, I Love How it turned out. Have a Wonderful week, I hope the Back is better soon, I feel your pain. XO Jamie

Little Messy Missy said...

I can smell those flowers!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I just had to come by to thank you for your visit, but to also get another comparison of the before and after chair! PERFECT WITH THE WHITE!!! Anita

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Hi Rosemary! Tell that back to get "back" in line...ow...

Lettered Cottage said...

What a cool slipcover!
I am totally inspired!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

I love the pretty roses and your new makeover on your chair.
I like the look of the pleating ruffling machine, that will be fun.
Do take care and I hope that you are feeling better, after your chiropractor visit.

Happy week

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Rosemary, that looks fabulous!
Wow, that really turned out GREAT!

I hope your back gets to feeling better!


chicroses said...

Love the chair. One of my friends used drop cloths on her chairs..the lady did a good job. I have been thinking of using them for my curtains...good job

Mermaid Queen said...

Look how darling that turned out! Making slipcovers is a hard thing to do, and she did an awesome job. Love the tool you got to crimp your paper. I think I saw one in a magazine that reminded me of it. Glad you had a fun weekend Rosemary! Take care, Martha

Sherrie said...

Love your chair, but that pleater...I am drooling! Awesome find!

Mikey said...

I'm so glad you found my blog! I can't wait to explore your blog more! Great job on the chair redo! I am now a follower of your blog!

Burlap Luxe said...

Rosemary Thank you soooo! much for your perfect comment about my signs. It is always an ego builder to get a compliment from other talened artist in Home decor, art, and inspiring blogs as yours.

We have talked about the painters drop cloths before and I need to say something again. The chair is perfect, and that painters cloth will take on the best wear an tear to it. I also love the non bright white to it as it will look great with whites and the not so whites as I to design around in my own home, if you have not noticed by now!!

I am so inspired by your fondness for the drop cloth I am on the hunt for one that I too can create from. I will let you know what I will do with it.

Your new chair will give you new passion for your home and all the up coming holidays will be in whites and burlaps tone!! :)

Keep me posted on your next painters cloth project it will be killer I am sure!!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

The chair is stunning...and I love your ruffle making's so cool.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

How I need a good sewing lady who can make slipcovers so well.
The chair looks great!
Hope the back is all better soon.