Google+ Nine Red: August 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Emerald Chair

The Emerald Chair is done! And lovingly named Dorothy, of course. This was a great find, and I'm really happy with how the glaze job came out. Completely new foam and fabric, very comfortable chair!

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Monday, August 22, 2011


Here is a chair I finished up recently. Been trying to finish it for a long time! The main issue was finding new padding, and I finally found a store that carries the thickness I was looking for.  My friend Aaron named her "Alexandra" and I thought it was cute, so it stayed.  Here she is:

 I don't have a before picture, but this is the original paint. I cleaned it up, then I distressed all the edges. I also gave it a high gloss seal, and I really like how it came out. The seat was torn before, so this is brand new - 2" foam, and all new fabric. I love love love this fabric.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

New Home for the Twins

The nasturtium twins made it to their new home this week, and the new owner was nice enough to send me a picture! Check out the adorable room, too! I love the colors :)
 I LOVE that bedspread, and the three dandelions on the walls! So, there's the nightstand. Made it safe and sound, I'm so happy with the newfound shipping option.  It costs slightly more, but in the long run - building a custom box and using UPS has proven to be a success.  Have a wonderful weekend! Special thanks to Dana for letting me use this photo.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Doug Fir

On our trip to Portland recently, a friend took us to this awesome bar, lounge, venue & hotel.  I instantly fell in love with the place when we walked in.  It's the pacific northwest's take on 1960's modern.  Think log cabins meet the space program.  I got so many ideas in this place, check out these pictures:
 Above is the bar lit up at night.  The wood looks amazing! I love how it resembles a stack of wood, it's so clever. I plan to implement that style in some future pieces.  Here's a lit up shot:

 Above is a look at the restaurant. See that Chrome globe light fixture? Space race indeed!
 The outside, super modern. You can see they probably kept the rocks from the original motel and painted them white. Some people are so against that but I think this is proof that it works just fine.

 Above is the entryway, see why I was instantly in love? It just got better and better.  If you are ever in Portland, check out Doug Fir & grab a drink.  They have an outdoor seating area with a lava rock fire pit, surrounded by concrete planters bursting with bamboo. The light bulbs in the motel hallways were all switched to blue, and it looks great. Just wanted to share a bit of inspiration with you! Enjoy.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Emerald Chair

I love chairs.  I love when I find a good chair to redo.  I think they make the most impressive before & afters.  Plus, I get to pick out some nice fabric! Here is the chair that has stepped up to the plate for a redo:
The seat was in pretty bad shape, but I tore it apart and will be replacing the pad with a new thick foam pad.  I recently went to Harts, a local fabric shop, and learned they have a HUGE selection of upholstery fabric! They have an online shop too:

Here's what I picked out for the chair:
I'm planning on a green frame with a black glaze. Stay tuned for the after pics - have a great weekend!

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