Sunday, August 24, 2008

White Shabby Chic, I just can't do it!

I like that minimalist Scandinavian white look, or the French Shabby Chic, I do, I truly do. But I just can't bring myself to take a paint brush to any of the woodwork in my house.
Almost every piece of furniture in my house has a story, was left to us by friends or family. Many pieces Bo has refinished. Not antique enough to worry about spoiling their value.
Every piece of woodwork in my house is stained. The French doors, the door mouldings, the skirting board, the front and back doors, also the outside cedar weather-board, how, how could I possibly take a paintbrush to it?
I do have painted wood in the basement and that's it.
In anycase the two chairs are from the 1930's. I think that they would look nice with slip-covers in a white heavy cotton.
The Eastlake sofa, I bought in a yard sale and had it recovered. The fabric I bought for $8.00 per yard and it's a beautiful tapestry with a Chinese pattern. The upholsterer said it was a $50.00 per yard fabric, I bought all that was left of it. So I do have enough to do the other chairs, if I ever get to it.
I will have a go at the slip-covers though. They are on my long agenda.

In a later post I'm going to introduce you to a very dear old lady, who has come into my life.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, bless your heart! My husband won't let me paint some pieces too. I find you have to paint stranger furniture - something you buy from a yard or estate sale and paint quickly before you get attahced! I DO understand!


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