Tuesday, July 14, 2009

stephanie and the garden apartment

This is a before photo of the room we will be working on

About a year ago my friend Stephanie moved into her apartment. The view from the main room looks out to vines and trees and really feels like a garden. Just recently we discussed truly embracing the garden theme and painting a fresco on one of her walls. This is something I've done in the past and really enjoyed. Richard agreed to give me a hand and now we are just putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together. We should start working on it next week. I am still working out the details but I thought I would share some of the photos that are inspiring the project. I am not totally sure which magazines hey all came from but they are most certainly Nest and World of Interiors. My hands down favorites.

I can't wait to get started!!! I will be posting progress photos as we go.

beach chair recovery project

Last summer I bought two great vintage beach chairs at a flea market for $5.00. The fabric was cracking with age so they couldn't really be used. I decided to put them into storage until the time was right to recover them. Last weekend I was cleaning up my storage locker and I found them again. I decided it was time and I went out looking for fabric. I went to a few places to try to find a fresh beach stripe, like the original but I find it is a lot more difficult to find classic anything especially stripes. I decided to go in a new direction and headed out to IKEA.

I ended up finding two really great designs. They aren't exactly classic beach chair fabrics but I really like the look of the two together.

I took off one of the covers from the chairs and cut my new fabric to match. I then sewed and stapled my new covers onto the freshly cleaned and waxed beach chair frames and I swear they look brand new! I can't wait to take them to the beach!

Thanks for looking!