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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another Slipcover for An Old Armchair

Hello my friends,
I have been busy on the back porch again.
This time I actually painted some of the furniture and made a slipcover for the old armchair.


Notice that the old tablecloth is thrown over it and the embroidered piece is just set on it.


And notice here that it's one cohesive piece!

I put a pretty vintage chenille fabric back on it.
And did you see the little table beside the chair?
It is now almost the same colour as the vintage ice chest.

Now here is the table and chairs that are in the corner of the porch.


Note that you really can't see the table legs, they are dark and fade into the walls...


You can see them now!
I mixed up a chalk paint using Plaster of Paris and a bit of craft paint to make the colour that I wanted.

I also upholstered the chair seats in a white fabric.
And, I put a lovely table cloth on it that a sweet friend gave me several years ago.

On the other side is an old bookshelf that was a curb-side find. We put our shoes on it.
In most Canadian homes you do not wear your outdoor shoes inside.
You have a place to put them near the door and you wear sox or slippers inside.
This is where we put our shoes, on a pretty turquoise blue "shoe"case.

I adore the colour that I mixed up, it is such a lovely turquoise blue.

My shabby little porch is looking better,
it's definitely flea market style decorating.
But best of all it makes me smile.

What is making you smile today?

Hugs, Cindy


Marina Pérez said...

Great job, Cindy! You have worked a lot, but I suppose you have enjoyed it, like me. Congratulations!



Sharon de Jager said...

Hi Cindy, love your cosy corner of the porch! I think vintage finds add character and charm to any space. Love the chair recover as well. Our weather goes from windy to warm and then cold again...wish it would just stay warm! Have a lovely week. Sharonx

Rebecca said...

Sweet additions & changes to you furniture, Cindy. What's making ME smile? We just sold a desk my husband recently refinished. I just got it posted on his Working Wonders blog - and poof! Someone bought it. (I was a tiny bit sad. It was a really nice one.)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love, love, love it Cindy! What a difference the paint and re-upholserting makes! I didn't really notice the table base at all before and the blue table really stands out too. The chair looks sweet with it's chenille covering now. I so wish I had a little porch like this. We had one on the back of the flat I grew up in and Mum decorated it with old vintage finds even back then. It had a cot where Dad would catch a nap and brother would sleep in the summer. It also had an old farm table where we ate a lot of meals in summer too. Such great memories of that old porch. :) Have a lovely week my friend. Hugs, Pam

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! OH, I love everything you've done! The chair looks great and so pretty. The aqua color on the little half round table is so sweet. I have one too and have been thinking about painting it.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Joyful said...

Am loving the updates. The chalk paint seems to be so popular in that shade on blue on your table legs. Happy week ahead!

camp and cottage living said...

How do you find the time to do all of this and work? You are a wonder!
I love it all. Flea market is my favorite style of decorating.
Would you be willing to share your chalk paint recipe with me?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh Cindy!!! Absolutely the fabrics you very sweet!

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Its amazing what a little paint can do. You have really brightened the place up with these few changes. We don't where shoes in the house either-a challenge with little kids haha. Have a great week. -Susie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Your little porch makes me smile! and don't think I didn't notice the little cup with clothes pegs in it too. :)

I would love to have a screen on my porch...and I'd love after 30 years of have the habit of taking my shoes off before coming inside. :/ We just don't have that habit...


podso said...

You've been busy, I love the new chair cover, So clever of you to recycle ... and the table and chairs ... love it all! Very cozy and cottagy for your porch.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Your cozy corner looks just gorgeous!
Congratulations my friend!!

oldthings said...

You can always smile when you look at these results that you have done ! So
successful ones and more illuminated !Very good job !

Gail said...

OMGoodness Cindy, I love everything you have done especially that beautiful slipcover! I bet you really enjoy spending time out there. I can't wait to see what other changes you make. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Vintage Gal said...

Cindy ~ love all these changes that you have made. Just so beautiful. Your little porch makes me smile. Have a great day ;-)

ScrapbookingButterfly said...

Cindy, your covered porch is such a lovely spot to while away a summer afternoon reading a great book or doing a craft project. Painting the furniture with chalk paint and slip covering the chair certainly livened up the space very prettily...enjoy the porch in the coming months with those you love!

RicKaren said...

Looking great--as always! Love your little cottage!

Linda R said...

I love all the improvements you have done. You porch looks great. So cozy and comfy, I love it.


Millie said...

I do like the changes you have made. Nice work on that chair. Yes I would love to have tea and name your plants.

It's me said...

Wowwww lovely !!! the blue tables Cindy !!!...x !!

Shabby soul said...

Stunning and so serene corner darling friend! I love turquoise color so much, but I'm not able to dare this color yet... May be this summer I will do =) I'm still working on our new home, soon new updates =)
Hugs my sweet friend!

Ginger Zuck said...

Love your porch. You've done a great job sprucing it up. Love all your handy work.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It is making me smile, too!! Those kind of smiles are just wonderful! blessings ~ tanna

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Such a charming space. Inviting and warm.

Just found you in the big world of blogland. Look forward to browsing around your space.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun makeovers, the chenille!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You've been busy! Love, love, love the slip you made for the chair. That is so cute. Good idea to paint the legs on the table. Now you can see those curvy legs.
Your porch looks super cute!

Betty said...

Ah Cindy, you never stop making lovely creations to enhance your sweet home. This chair cover is a very pretty addition.
It's good to catch up with you again.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love the chair makeover Cindy! And that little table looks fabulous in blue! I love all of your painting projects! I did not think that your porch could get any cuter, but it is! Great job! Angie xo

Brigitte Peetermans said...


What beautiful things you have painted.

I especially like the mediterrenean blue for the little table

Therena Taylor said...

Your home is beautiful!

Berlinbound said...

My shabby little porch looks just like yours. Nice post.