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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a stay at home mother to three. I have started my own vintage furniture business and am writing this blog to document its journey from idea to reality. My favorite things include my Matthew, Ella and Sophie, my handsome husband and all things PAINT! Believe me, I am not an experienced business person but I do know how to sand, strip, paint and am a DIY queen, so please follow along as I navigate the ups and downs of The Painted Drawer. Please join in the fun and become a member or subscribe. Cheers!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Caned Chairs and a Living Room Redo


The latest on The Painted Drawer.... here is my new logo! Christine from Great Oak Circle created it for me.  She did such an amazing job and I am grateful that she took so much time to get it just right.

This Christmas, we are having family visit and hence our living room needed to transform from my indoor "workshop" back to living space.  I cleared everything out and decided to start the project with a coat of fresh paint on the walls, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.  I am a big fan of this grey.  It is a soft, french grey and I already have it in my dining room.

We really needed more seating as all we have now is a little sofa that I scored from Craigslist and slipcovered.  I found a pair of caned chairs in a thrift store for $11 each.  I liked the lines and the caning was intact.  So, into my minivan they went.

Here is a before:


and here it is now after a few coats of Annie Sloan Old White, some clear and dark wax, and a lot of distressing...





It is sitting next to the drum table I found a few months ago and redid in white and grey.

Here is a peek at the corner of my living room.  I still have the other chair and a french country coffee table that cost $6.99 to redo.  Time to get the brush out!


I will post pics of the finished room as soon as it is done.   Even if it is not all your taste, hopefully you can get a little inspiration for your own decor on a budget.  Have a great week!

Suzanne

linking to: www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/12/link-up-with-me-liz-marie-29/
www.missmustardseed.com/2012/12/furniture-feature-friday-a-link-party-6/
http://www.kammyskorner.com/

9 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love how you didn't even have to change out the fabric.

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  2. Thanks so much - I know, I was lucky :)

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  3. i love it. there is a similar chair at an antique shop near me that i have been eyeing, and i may have to give it a second glance now!

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by, and i'm hosting a giveaway as well today:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    peace to you.

    michele

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    1. Your blog is amazing and thanks for stopping by mine - I really appreciate it!

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  4. I think it is so great you didn't change the fabric just for the heck of it. Looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much! I actually was really pleased to find them with fabric that I liked - made my life easier :)

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  5. Feel free to grab a "featured" button on the Korner tonight as this will be in the spotlight when the party opens tonight! :)

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    1. Wow! This is so exciting and thanks so much!
      Suzanne

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  6. Hey, great list ! For furniture lovers - just saw Ante Furniture and Lighting opening another store

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