Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Fun Weekend, Chair Redo and Monticello Stuff

A busy, but fun weekend for sure. Headed south on Saturday with our Washington friends to Corvallis and the big OSU/WSU game. The weather was sunny but cool. A perfect fall day. The game was awesome with the Beavs winning 66 to 13!
We were all pretty tired by the time we got home so we pretty much crashed. But I was up early on Sunday morning making breakfast for our guests. On the menu: Breakfast Casserole, Ritz Carlton Scones and Honey & Brown Sugar Sausages. Yummy!

After our guests left, my hubby said, "you worked so hard, cooking and cleaning, you should go have some fun." So, I went out looking for some estate and garage sales. (My favorite kind of fun.) I didn't find a lot of stuff, but a few things like an old chippy stool, some silver belt buckles (future project), a horse and buggy painting with ornate gold frame and some other small stuff I can't remember. Nothing picture worthy.

Does this ever happen to you? You buy a project piece of furniture and you have an idea of how it should look when complete, but by the time you finally get around to working on it, the end result is nothing like you planned and you're a little disappointed with how it turned out. Well, that has happened to me on more occasions than I care to mention. However, I did finally complete one of the chair makeovers that I showed in previous posts and I am happy to announce that I am thrilled with the end result. What do you think?

Here is an after picture.

And one with how the chair looked before. Quite a difference, right? Now, I just have to do three more.
Here's a close up of the seat fabric. I was going to use a different barkcloth fabric on each seat, but I have had this Ralph Lauren cotton/linen fabric for quite a while and I just love how it looks here. Very soft and kind of faded looking. It's nice and sturdy too, so I think it will wear well.

Yesterday Isabel and I had to go to Monticello to tear down our Harvest Sale booth. After lots of moving stuff around and packing up the older stuff I'm sick of looking at, I was able to completely redo my booth. Isabel too. Here are some pictures of our new and improved spaces.

Isabel's side

My side

I want to do a shout out to Laurie, aka Magpie Ethel, who I ran into yesterday at Goodwill. It was fun chatting with you. If you haven't been to visit Laurie yet, please do so. Her blog is filled with vintage goodness up the wazoo. We will both be doing the All Saints Christmas Bazaar on November 8th. I still need to get the specifics up on my sidebar and I promise to do it soon. I have never been before, but I hear it is a really good one with awesome vendors and yummy food.

Spent a few hours at the auction today. It has been a long time since I've gone and it was really fun. After filling my car yesterday I wasn't in a big buying mood, but I did manage to find a few things to bring home. I'll have to show you what I got on a future post. The rest of the week will be spent working on stuff around the house, but on Saturday, Isabel and I will be headed north to attend the last Barn House sale of the season. If you are going, let me know so I can make sure to look for you. Bye for now!


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Lisa I have been away and missed reading lots of your posts. It has been great reading them and catching up on what's been happening.
Love the chair makeover

Connie said...

Oh, how I wish I could find some chairs like that, sweet chickee!! I'm wanting some soooo badly for my dining chairs. I'll have to look around more diligently I guess. Just Beautiful, honey!!!

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, do you sound busy!
Isn't that the icky part of setting up in the garden area, the tearing down. I haven't been to the shop for quite a few days, I need to get some things tagged and head over.
Your chair looks great, as well as your booth!

Anonymous said...

It was nice seeing you the other day! i will try and get some pictures up from homecoming. I also got a key so now i can make a neckalace =D Talk to you soon
XOXO Brandie

fascinatingfinds said...

Thanks for stopping by Lisa, I love your manequin with all the necklaces, I am on my way upstairs to copy you and add a bunch to mine...LOL! I am going to add you to my blog list as soon as I can remember how to do it....Remember I'm new at this stuff, Blog soon, Cheryl Cherylsfascinatingfinds

laurie said...

Thanks for the shout out and it was great to chit chat at Goodwill with you as well. Love seeing blog friends in person!!! Your chair turned out great...love the fabric (painting chairs is soooo time consuming!)

one gal's trash said...

Hi Lisa!
Your breakfast casserole sounds intriguing. We always host an annual dinner for our friend Marg's birthday and I thought a "Breakfast for Dinner" theme might be fun this year. Any chance you may want to share the casserole recipe?
Thanks and Happy Junking!

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Wonderful job on the chair!!! It looks a million times better - and love the fabric too! Wow!!!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane