UPDATE: Almond Joy

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Sunday! Hope you're all enjoying yourselves. It's been a chilly but very productive weekend on this end. All week I just wanted to get home and jump into more chairs that I had been tinkering with. Thankfully, the mailman came on time this Friday with my new order to organic cotton batting, and after several lunch-break visits to Ace Hardware for paint and furniture nails, I was all set to dig in!

I wanted to share a little progress on a couple of chairs I've been working on. The one at the top is an antique chair I purchased via Craigslist a few weekends ago. I knew I wanted it to be yellow (of course, right?), and I even thought about fashioning it after this beautiful dress I saw on Pinterest. So using that color palette of white, yellow, and gray I found a gorgeous yellow kaleidoscope print on Joann Fabrics' website and quickly purchased as many yards as I could. I knew I wanted to create a mixed print chair, and my initial thinking was to have this pattern be the back and make the front cusions full on yellow and white. But I was dreaming about this fabric WAY too much, and once it arrived at our home I said, "No, no, honey! This has to be the star fabric." So I switched it up and made the kaleidoscope print the front and the deeper yellow the back. I painted the frame a pretty almond color with RustOleum spray paint. I can't tell you how much I love it so far! Looking forward to sharing full 'after' pics with you once it's all finished :) It'll be going up for sale shortly thereafter so I'll be sure to post the link here, and feel free to send me an e-mail if you're interested!

Off now to photograph another House Tour for Apartment Therapy this afternoon. You can check out more posts here. This month at AT is Before/After and DIY month so look for more posts on chair makeovers for sure!

Updated: I finished the Almond Joy chair a little bit ago, and here she is!



  1. Can't wait to check out more posts.
    I will definitely send some things over your way!

  2. Great job, glad to see good talent.

  3. Very nice and Inspiring!


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