Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Chair ...

My friend had this sweet little vanity chair at her shop the other day, and of course i picked it up and hauled it outta there...

I swear she must look for things she thinks i'll like when she's out shopping, and just wait to see when i'll spot it in the shop and grab 
it up...

when i walk in she probably starts counting
5 - 4 - 3 - 2- 1
bingo! she spotted it! 

I'm pretty sure i'm her best customer!

Here is the chair with a little makeover

 Recently i was at another cute little shop in town, and found this vintage tablecloth, i think it is barkcloth fabric, what exactly is that anyway???

It has the most wonderful texture, and i couldn't resist the flowers and  cheerful colors.  
It was a little tattered and worn in spots, but i just couldn't leave it... 
Why does the barkcloth feel like that, why is it so yummy!?

As i paid for it i was thinking, 
i don't need this, 
i don't know what i'm gonna do with it, 
why am i buying it... etc... 

...you've probably been there...

anyway, it wasn't long after buying the tablecloth that i ended up with the sweet little chair

and voila!

the pairing was meant to be
it was fate
sigh... so romantic
is it mentally ill to fall in love with "things" like chairs and fabric???

here is the before

 here is me draping the tablecloth on the chair getting the idea
is that how you spell draping, or is it drapping... why does that word always look so weird?

and, here it is painteddressed up,  and ready to use as spare seating anywhere!


that fabric just makes me so happy every time i look at it!

it's funny... i don't even like red
but i love this

and Courtney's red and white gingham sofa
scroll down you'll see the edge of it
and you'll be at the most beautiful blog ever! 

anyway, hmmmmm, maybe i do like red


So it's my daughter Ellie's birthday again

and time for another pansie cake!

 so easy to make

and so unlike the purple penis cake her friends gave her
lord help me

I was a little short on pansies this year, so I went to Home Depot and stole every one of those pansies
just chose the best colors to match yellow icing, plucked a few here and there and left as pretty as ya please
heeeyyyy, it was for a good cause ya'll!
see how i justified that
i'm  a total criminal sometimes
anyway, Ellie turned 23 April 15th
and she's finally almost sane!!!

well, except for a few exceptions 

and that's pretty much all i've got for now!

...the end....





  1. Ok i need to stop laughing at the other cake and almost sane ahaha you crack me up Cindy...Happy birthday to your girl x
    I LOVE the chair and the makeover is fabulous and yes it is totally normal to fall in love with fabrics and chairs and paint....i think? Well i do it all the time let's hope lots more comment agreeing. xxx

  2. lovin your petite seat and how you have elevated her status from homely to gorgeous. i think this is an awesome use of barkcloth! don't you love that no matter where you mosey on the planet, no one, and i mean not a soul will have a tuffet like this?



  3. Wow girl! You scored on that darling chair and then what you did to it is crazy beautiful!!!!! You have a wonderful eye. I'm sure that's the artist in you.
    Ellie's cake looks yummy and pretty at the same time. You are so better than me because any cake around here rarely makes it to the decorating stage. I usually scarf it up before that ever happens.
    sending hugs from me...

  4. I love what you did to the chair Cindy its gorgeous, I much prefer the lighter colour as I think that it freshens up an old piece and gives new life to it. I have so many things of my mums I have kept I need to do the same too. That chair is so very pretty, I have never seen anything quite like it before and I love the fabric you chose, it so suits the chair.

    That cake by the way looks delicious, I am on a gluten free, just about everything free diet to help my health and its so hard when I see yummy things like that, makes my mouth water.

    Lee :)

  5. Your chair turned out so cute! That would look lovely so many places :) Your cake is pretty too---if you were my neighbor I would be guarding my pansies (LOL I would give you some). Your daughter is the same age as my Janae--she used to drive me nuts and now she is my best friend. I hope Ellie had a great birthday! :)

  6. Oh my gosh! The next time I bake a cake, I'm going over to Home Depot! LOL You are funny.
    The last place I would think of for cake decorating supplies, but it works for me! Wait until I tell my husband, he works there..haha.
    I LOVE the chair...it turned out so saaweet! Good job, lady!! Enjoy!!
    Nice post.

  7. Hi Cindy,

    Edible flowers are all the rage now! Beautiful job on the cake:)

    Your little seat is just darling. I HAVE been there.. not sure what to do with it, and I end up buying it. They say if you love it, buy it, right?

    The flowers on the fabric are so pretty and work perfectly with your decor! Have fun today;)


  8. Happy Birthday to Ellie!
    LOVING the little chair and looks beautiful now after the makeover!

  9. lol! Only YOU would think of going to Home Depot for birthday cake supplies, girl! lol! But what a darling idea! Your sweet little settee is just adorable, too! You rocked another little charmer! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. Love your illicit pansy cake! But I REALLY love your darling new chair! Love how you dolled it up. The fabric is FAB!! I love red too, just can't use it a lot. Happy weekend!

  11. Lové the cake my dear i home you save a pièce for me :)

    Happy Birthday Ellie...🎉

    Cindy thank you for encouraging my simple little post with a small thought of what we experience in life.

    That vanity bench chair is as sweet as they come, you find the best pieces. You inspire so much to be on the hunt for.

    See you soon and all the beauty you create.



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