Monday, September 24, 2012

New Look for an Old Friend

Happy Monday Blog Friends, After a wonderful weekend, it is time to start a new week and join the fun all week long at, From the Cottage Craft Room brought to you by Etsy Cottage Style. While on a weekend treasure stop, I found a gorgeous queen size hand crocheted bedcover. Oh it is beautiful and in perfect condition. In fact, it was just what I was looking for to use as a chair cover. Just look at this pretty rose design.
In my studio you might recall when I shared a comfy cozy chair. It is a tan color and I have had it for a bedroom chair for years. When I added it to the studio it needed a little shabby twist so I added some crochet pieces that I had while thinking I would hunt for just the right larger crocheted treasure to cover it better. Well that day arrived and just look how the redesign turned out. Here is the Before Chair. I might say it is very comfortable and does also recline, but not a large style recliner. More of a ladies chair size and fits perfect in my studio for reading or taking a break. Well, breaks are far and few between, but whenever, I have the spot ready! LOL
Here is the After Chair covered with the beautiful crocheted treasure. I wrapped and fit using the design as a guide. No cutting or sewing, just two large safety pins hidden on the sides. It can easily be removed for washing or using in another way, which happens a lot with me~~~
What do you think? Pretty and french chic yes? Shabby and cozy? Here is pic with a couple added pillows and the spot it lives in my studio.
Thank you for stopping by and your comments. Visit Etsy Cottage Style Blog to see what others have been up to in their cottage studios. See you next time. Happy Creating, Celestina Marie

29 comments:

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It looks so elegant and lovely! You have the creative touch!

tina said...

So beautiful! Happy Monday!

Createology said...

Lovely repurpose of the crochet bed cover to your studio chair cover. Your cozy corner is beautiful and beckons one to sit and stitch or read or ...
Autumn Peace Dear...

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, Oh how your post brought back memories of the bed spread that my mother crochet for me many years ago. Yours is so pretty and the muffins look so yummy. I don't dare to do a lot of baking because my hubby would eat far to many being a diebetic would not be good. I let my daughter-in-law do it for me by suppling her the ingredients that she wants me to buy or give her the money for the purchase. Then take home a limit few. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It looks so comfy with the pillows! A great place to sit and relax.

Denise said...

Love it!Got to do that for My chair.I must copy you if you don't mind.Can't wait.

Willow said...

It is beautiful and the pillows is that extra touch that makes it even more beautiful.

Ирина said...

Очень красиво, оригинально!

Melody said...

Oh Celestina, How beautiful! A girl after my own heart..lol...just tuck and pin..I have a living room wing chair done just the same. Here I thought I was the only blog crafter that couldn't upholster her own furniture. Seems all these crafty ladies just whip out their machines and stitch up a chair in a day...sigh
Oh well, I can paint and sew. That keeps me busy enough.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

That is the best looking recliner I have ever seen!!

All Ways Designing said...

Absolutely beautiful Celeste - I love it!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Wow! What a differance! So femine and pretty now. Great idea and job!
*hugs*deb

E. Charlotte said...

Love the new chair look! And so simple! The pillows really finish the look too. :D Well done!

Debbi said...

oh yeah, now that is eye candy for sure. Love it!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What an amazing find and in perfect condition, too! I love how it changed the chair!
Beautiful!

Cynthia Stevenson said...

This is such a wonderful idea and soooo beautiful! Thank you!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Celestina,
Isn't it fun doing things like this? I also have a chair that I covered with a vintage table cloth, not as pretty as yours but I'm happy with it. What a difference it made on your chair, it was already pretty but not it's prettier. Hugs, Lu

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, I would have a heart attack if I found that bed cover, it is perfect on the chair, it looks like it was professionally upholstered!! Great job!

Carol

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are a SMART girl! This is a dream and looks indeed very Frenchy. How practical for having it easily removed if needed.
Have a great week ahead.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, this is really amazing. First, to find such a lovely piece but second, to do what you did with it...the chair is so pretty. Can it still recline too? Awesome work.

Ruth

Melissa Bishop said...

VERY clever!

Dorthe said...

It`s looking so very beautiful, dear Celestina Marie- I love how you made it fit your chair- looking so romantic now-and with the beautiful pillows so elegant,too.
Hugs from Dorthe

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you, Celeste, for your kind comments on my blog...I'm so glad you stopped by.
Your blog is so lovely, so feminine and so very Parisian. My hubby speaks fluent french and woos me with his sweet words.
Thank you for your genuine testimony of God's goodness and blessings in your life.
Warmest autumn wishes, my new friend,
Carolynn xo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your chair looks beautiful with the new crocheted cover and looks like it was meant to be for the chair - great job. Will be able to picture you sitting in your chair in the cozy corner of your studio.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Katherine Wolak said...

Brilliant idea indeed! Im loving what you did with it!

Hugs,

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh what a wonderful transformation, Celeste! ♥

Melissa Bishop said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words and the tip about Nancy Kinney. I'll tell you what though, painting our feathered friends IS a bit addicting! They are so cute and I just want to do my best to capture their personality.

Mari said...

Hi Celeste, what a fab idea it looks gorgeous ;) it must give your room an elegant touch, great way to transform something you already had ;)

Smiles~
Mari

~CC Catherine said...

WOW - how French and CHIC looking Celeste. LOVE IT! I purchased a pink one a few years back and that would be a great way to repurpose that...and I love the fact that you took a very modern looking chair and totally made it vintage with this. LOVE IT! :) xoxo

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..