Monday, December 26, 2011

Gettin back in the groove.....

Hi Bloggerettes!  What did I do Christmas eve....why painted my dining room chairs of course!!!  With all the holiday shopping, decorating and cooking out of the way, I managed to have a little down time.  So, what better to do than paint something!!

These chairs have been dark mahogany too long.  So, a little heirloom white and I'm loving them. 

Two down and two to go!

Okay, time to get ourselves back in the groove.  So get out there and create, sew, photograph, paint, craft, write, repurpose or find something wonderful and share it with all of us.



Marydon said...

Oh, my! What a transition. I don't think I could do that to my mahogany, tho ... exquisite as yours are.WOW!!!
Happy New Year

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Gorgeous rework on the chairs, Sissie! You're so inspirational! I'm going to paint the guest room before Tag gets back from doggie Boot Camp (Jan. 11th) I'm just trying to decide on the color and then I'll be on my way.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm doing another c! Heehee! I have been playing and enjoy this time and now it's time to do some serious cleaning! But I'm happy! Happy holidays to you, too my friend! ♥♥♥

Blondie's Journal said...

The chairs look gorgeous! I wish I was recovered enough to do more than nap, read and blog! lol!

Enjoy your week!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous Sissie! I am ready for things to get back to "normal"...

Lou cinda

Marie-Anne said...

I just love these chairs !!!! Should I dare try the same to mine ????? How long did it take you to finish the two chairs (including, I guess, sanding and priming before painting) ?
I wish you a very Happy New Year !

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The chairs are so pretty in white! I need to paint my mish mash of chairs but can't decide on a color.

Cindy said...

Omg, they look gorgeous! You can see every detail in them now. They're just breathtaking!


Terry said...

Uh, these are so gorgeous that I can't take my eyes off of them.

Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE said...

Christmas Eve you painted? O MY...however they do bring out the best in the carvings painted white. Rub elbows with me to get me going once again after a long winters nap today....exhausted


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lookng forward to getting some furniture painted later this week too!!!


Lucille said...

My goodness, you are so inspiring! I think you've given me the push I needed to carry on with all my chores! Your paint job on the chairs is just perfect! I'm so happy that I discovered your blog, Sissie. You have so much energy! I feel that it's transmitting to me and I love it because I needed that so badly!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the chairs white! I am starting to feel like I can do normal things painting everything I own white:)! Hope you have a Happy New Years!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous back on those chairs, Sissie! Love the Heirloom White. I've got a few projects to get to; a couple I'd like to do before New Years Eve because we are having people over.

awal.ny said...

The chairs look darling. I had to laugh at when you said you painted these. I had a little down time this past week and I so wanted to paint the basement stairway. I did not say this out loud to Mr. M. as I know I would first get THE LOOK and then he would say are you crazy? So I held back, but now I am ready to tackle this project. Yes I am ready to get crafting and being creative.

Linda said...

You are something else.


Riet said...

OH WOW Sissie they are gorgeous. What a good idea.
Have a great week!

Rebecca said...

Christmas blessings to you!!! May your New Year be the best ever! Loving your chairs SissieGirl. You INSPIRE ME!

Love to you~


Bente said...

Oh, so beautiful. Love them.

Hugs Bente

Passionate for White said...

Wow...they look great!

Bunny said...

I just love that did you prime them or sand them first.? I would love to do that to my dining room furniture that is a hundred years old but was refinished about 40 years ago.

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- My Goodness! Those chairs turned out just beautiful! I LOVE them-they are just so rich looking sporting the white paint and those wonderful coverings. I laughed at your title-it made me think of that movie- Stella's Got Her Groove Back!;>) Hope your week is wonderful~ xo Diana

Dorthe said...

OH they are looking gorgeous,dear Sissie- so very lovely, what a wonderful way,to start your: after christmas-life.

Grace said...

How beautiful! You make everything old look new again and better! Happy New Year. Grace xoox

Linens and Lace said...

Sissy love that paint color Heirloom white. Who makes that?

Linens and Lace said...

Sissy love that paint color Heirloom white. Who makes that?

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup