June 25, 2010

Fresh and Vintage...

Life has a way of changing your plans...

I know I had teased you all with a peek at some fabric on my last post and really had every intention of posting on it yesterday and it didn't happen...I am sorry!  

Hopefully with forgiveness you will be happy to see it today instead...

Let me just tell you a little about this fabric...this happens to be just a few in one of my favorite collections called Darla from Grand Revival Designs by Tanya Whelan.  When I say favorite I really mean "LOVE"...her designs and collections...I cannot get enough of them.  

I bought several yards of fabric a year ago with the thought of making handbags out of them...well, I soon started to realize I was going to have a hard time parting with any of the fabric I ordered.  Moving and remodeling our home gave me visions of them sprinkled throughout our house...they are now going to stay right here.  I know...I will have to order more to design some very cute bags for my boutique.  These fabrics just said, "Fresh, Vintage and Happy" to me, and that is what I love to surround myself in.  

Something new and exciting about her Darla collection...she now has a new line for the  Home!!  It is wonderful! You must visit Tanya and read her post all about it. 

Where did I use this beautiful fabric??...

Well...let me take you back a couple of re-dos before I share. 

A little over a year ago I bought these 2 chairs that I found on Craigslist for $20 back in NM. So here is where I started...

I know...not so pretty but lots of potential!

Then the first makeover...in red and plaid

and now...

Crisp white and distressed...

So fresh and pretty!

With a vintage look...

These make me so happy!! 

I am linking to Miss Mustard Seeds FFF!

Furniture Feature Fridays

Have a great weekend friends!!

Hugs to you all,


  1. Ooohhh...these chairs are just divine!! I love, love, love the second makeover!! You are so talented!!

  2. Love this print OmGosh Way cute cant wait to see what other places you will add it.

  3. I love all the fabrics!!! So pretty and fresh.

    I have the same chair that you painted and distressed with white.
    My neighbor set it outside! I stopped traffic carrying it across the street, I didn't care, I will never see them again! lol. Mine is now gloss black with creme/gray-blue fabric on it.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Wow! How pretty! You do amazing work and I love how they turned out.


  5. How beautiful! Loving the ruffles!


  6. Oh, those ruffles are amazing! Just lovely, everything!


  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Looking at the fabrics and that chair make me so HAPPY! Lori

  8. omg - love! you have totally made me a fan of tanya whelan. did you see my fifi-fied post? bedroom curtain AND pillowcases. tanya! thanks so much for always inspiring. i'll visit the tw blog now.

    happy weekend!


  9. those chairs make me happy, too! love what you did to them and LOVE teh aqua red fabric. gorgeous!

  10. Beautifully done! No wonder they make you happy!! They're gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful Chairs I love the Fabric awesome blog


  12. My favorite!!! Oh my goodness I adore your chair... you've inspired me to get my groove going and add vintage fabrics oh love the charming pop of color!!! Bravo and the ruffle... drooling!!!

  13. Love the fabric!! And the chair re-do is fabulous!! It is fresh and airy!! Love it!!

  14. oh how I love, love that chair...it is so beautiful and that ruffle!!! LOVE IT!

  15. Love the fabric and your wonderful transformation!

  16. wow! you did a beautiful job with the chair redo, i LOBE those fabrics! hope all is well! hugs, susan

  17. HI Victoria,
    Love what you have done with the little chair! The fabric is adorable and so happy!!. "I want a chair like that too!"
    I have enjoyed catching up with you today.
    Take care and hugs,

  18. You did a GREAT!!! job!! Makes me want to jump in and redo my living/kitchen/laundry rooms!! (unfortunately they're all connected and open to each other...which is why i haven't really started yet.....overwhelming)

  19. That looks fabulous! I love that fabric and the little ruffle you put around the seat!

  20. It's always fun to see the re-do projects that you do. The fabric is wonderful!!!
    Have a great day.

  21. That is just too cute! Really love the combination of the kitschy fabric and the white chair! Theresa

  22. The chair looks amazing! I love Tanya's fabrics. I have several yards of her cotton eye candy. I just love how you used it on this chair! Great job!!

  23. What a beautiful blog you have! it's fantastic and I know why you and Maria are friends!

    I'll be back soon!


  24. Oh my goodness, so fresh and sweet. I love it so much.
    Great job. Take Care, Carrie

  25. Victoria...so, so very cute. I am loving those chairs. I hope everything is well in your little part of the world! Stay cool...I hear it is hot up in your neck of the woods.

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  27. loooove Tanya's fabrics and I especially loooove what you did with that chair! OMG it should be in a magazine!!

  28. Ohhh that is so lovely! The little skirt is too cute!! Love it.

  29. I have fell in love with the chair you so beautifully made!!!!!
    Greetings from Chile,
    maria cecilia

  30. I love your chair. It personifies your blog name! Beautiful.

  31. Love Tanya's fabric and that chair turned out awesome!!!


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