Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspired to Carry on because of you!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Isn't life wonderful, especially when you are a blogger and have so many wonderful friends!!!! Just thought I'd share that great feeling I'm feeling today.  I feel so blessed!

My inspiration.....inspired to carry on because of you....

This beautiful pink floral fabric spoke to me.  It looks as though someone painted it like a canvas.  It's so beachy and summery.

So many of you commented about my nightmare chair.  And, it seems as though you felt my pain and had similar experiences redoing furniture.
Dore from suggested that I let the chair tell me what it wanted to be, and believe it or not, it did!
Thanks Dore!!!

Remember the before and the not so great after.....
Well, how do ya like me now????

She spoke to me and said, " I want to be cottage, beachy and shabby all in one. I want to be pretty!" 
I think she's ready for her debute.  Whew, what a relief!

She's now Gizzie approved!

I made these silk panels for my family room, hung them up for one day and took them down.  Now, their back up again and I think I'm liking them.  What do you think?

Okay, sweet ones that I adore.  Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for all of your support and wonderful comments.
You are all such a clever bunch.  I adore you, you know.


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Dorthe said...

Sissie, your chair is totally new and totally beautiful, I love the cottage look, the new blue "dress up " is so pritty with the fantastic fabric- what a difference a day makes , :)
Happy week-end to you too, dear .
Love and hugs, from

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Amazing! Who knew?

Claudia said...

Love the silk panels, Sissie. And the chair - WOW! What a fabulous change. It has so much personality now.


LuLu Kellogg said...

The Chair is FABULOUS!

I am starting to catch up on my Blog visits. I have been in Nashville at an art event and came home to no Internet! A storm fried our modem, DSL an phone! It's been out since last Friday so I am waaaaaaaay far behind!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Now that chair is happy and lovely. It's true things have to talk to you and we have to listen. Love that fabric! hugs, Lindag

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

It all looks happy and wonderful......isn't life good!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Girlfriend....what is going on with you?? Your stuff is fabulous. Quit double guessing yourself. I think those curtains are gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the drapes, Sissie! Great pattern and color! I think you should leave them up {or at least for more than a day so you can get a real feel for them}.

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie you are so right about that fabric being just what your sweet chair needed!! So pretty!!

the drapes are fantastic too!! I need to find some fabric for the front guest room window- haven't come across the fabric yet (it has to be cheap and pretty- I have come across the pretty just not the cheap!!)

bee blessed

A Vintage Green said...

The chair is happy now. Great choices. Great drapes too.
- Joy

Blondie's Journal said...

The chair looks just perfect, Sissie! I think listening to yourself paid off. It has all the bright colors of your personality. I like the drapes, too. Leave them up and live with them awhile!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gizzie is so cute and so it your chair! Sissie, I have started seeing plaids around, I think it looks great in a family room. Why are you decorating, I thought you were selling your house?


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I pictured your chair all hot pink and loud!! That fabric is so Lilly isn't it?? I love it. The gold plaid curtains are very elegant too Sissie. You are a busy bee my dear.

Sherry said...

I think the silk panels are fabulous. I love that color. The chair is wonderful with the blue paint and cheerful fabric cushions. Does it make you smile every time you see the chair! Your are an inspiration.

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie, I love the silk panels! And that chair with that gorgeous beachy fabric is amazing!

Kat :)

Sharon Wengel said...

Your chair looks wonderful now ! What happy fabric she's wearing, I wish I had found that when I made pillows for my porch.So summery and fun !

Dixie said...

Sissie... that is one fabulous chair! It's singing now!!! love-love it!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

OMG! I love the chair now! It has personality! Good thing you listened to it and you heard it loud and clear! I wish I had half your energy, my friend!~Hugs, Patti

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, your chair looks fabulous - love the color and that fabric is precious! Now I'm in love with your draperies and would certainly keep them up. They look a little like checkered sunshine! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So glad the chair spoke to you. Love the new color and fabric. I am glad I am not the only one with talking furniture! Thanks for joining the party.

Amy Kinser said...

Beautifully spoken by the chair.

All That Glitters said...

Love the panels!!! I want some like yours!

Eileen said...

Perfect! That's what she was meant to be. So good of you to really listen to her and grant her a beautiful new life. :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You're right! That fabric does look like painted canvas. I know it's pink, but I LOVE it on the chair! What an improvement!!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh wow!!! I didn't see the change coming!! Love how your chair came out! The colors are gorgeous!.. And fun! (0; Have a great day! Keep cool, and whatever you're doing, enjoy! ~tina

GWENNY said...

Lovely pink fabric on the chair. I love your drapes , I am in awe that you made them. Your go girl!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Sissie, your chair is delightful! The fabric says 'happy.' So sweet.

Barb ♥

Diane said...

Sissie, your chair is smiling just like I am!


CHERI said...

Sissie, I've had absolutely no time to blog lately and I've missed yours the most. I've been drooling over everything in your last few posts that I've finally gotten around to reading. Love the pink fabric and the chair is whimsical and wonderful! I hope to have a new post up in the next day or two...I've missed my blogger friends.

Blue Creek Home said...

What's not to love about those pretty panels??? I love them. And, yep, the chair looks great - I do love that fabric.
Thanks so much for coming to THT.

A Pretty Life said...

YES! She is PRETTY! Love the colors!
Have a PRETTY day!

NanaDiana said...

I absolutely LOVVVE that fabric. It is perfect for the chair. Now that you have your chair talking to you-what did the cat have to say?;>) xo Diana

Ellie said...

. . . and speak . . . she did.

She is gorgeous.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sissy.... I love both things... your chair turned out perfectly. Doesn't she look happy now? :-) And, the colors........DEEEEE.LISH. :-)

Love the panels too. Why would you take them down. Soooo pretty.


PS........have a great weekend.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the curtains, such a fresh look with the creams. Love your blog, you have some great ideas. Following you.

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