Saturday, February 12, 2011

Slowly the warmth returns......

It was a beautiful, sunny day in the Ozarks but not quite as warm as I would like it.  Phoebe was with me last night and today so didn't get much accomplished.  We did go see the Justin Bieber movie in 3D and she & I both enjoyed it.  It was a great movie for the young & I swear the 3D makes you feel like you're there.
I managed to get a lot accomplished last week while it was cold & snowy.  It was a real pleasure to just stay home and do what I wanted.  Making lampshades has turned into great fun for me.  There are so many beige or old-looking lampshades in this house and slowly, they are getting redone.  It's amazing what a lampshade can do.

I've also finished my chair and added a pillow.  Think I'll take it into the shop for Spring Open House.


This was a box that I had purchased.  It was originally a shiny yellow but the inside was wonderful.  I purchased it and decided it needed a refinish.  I love the way it turned out.  It's all refinished, wax and ready for Leola's.  The coat rack was the same way but I refinished it and it looks great -- if I do say so myself.

I did finish one panel of my drapes and also found the fabric at a fabric store but it was $24.99 a yard so decided to use what I had.  Loved the way it turned out & hopefully, will finish the second panel this week.  Can't believe how much it warms the room.
Tomorrow is a workday at Leola's and I'm ready.  I'm taking in some new pieces and trying to do a little pre-spring open house decorating and cleaning.  We lost a lot of days this month so we have a lot of making up to do.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday.

7 comments:

cathycooley said...

Jan-I love the way the chair turned out!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I used to decorate in this shabby chic style and I loved it--a lot. Now I've collected so many antiques, that semi-prim is all that seems to work. *sigh* I do love my vintage items.......
★Linda★

Dana-v said...

Darn it! I went out to the shop on Saturday! I should have waited til today!!!

Sharon Wengel said...

Jan , you chair turned out beautiful!It can't warm up fast enough , can it ? There are still sections of deep snow in my yard , and some bare spots also, so there is hope . My road is a mud pit. But I intend to get out today , even if it's only going to Walmart . Have a great day !

Christy said...

Hi Jan I live here in Springfield, would you consider selling me your chair? I live near you off of FF in Battlefield. Do you know how much you will sell it for? I can wait till you take it to Leolas but I am going out of town for a funeral. Thanks!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Lovely chair and that box looks very interesting.. will have to check both out! Everything is coming along nicely. Now when are you going to start decorating other houses? .. ever? or never?? I want to be first in line when you start because I want my house to look like your house when it grows up!
You are such a great grandmother! Who else would take their precious to a JB movie AND wear the 3D glasses? You are one hip rocking lady!

Hayley said...

Hi Jan. I love the chair! Looks like my friend Christy loves it, too, though...When is Leola's Spring Open House?