Friday, April 12, 2013

Working on the Makeover

Little by little, the changes to my laundry/sewing room are on going.
 
This week I created a few more additions
starting with another chair makeover to use at my sewing
counter.
 
First comes the paint
then the fabric.
For the seat I added the original chairs wood seat form
and used 2 matching pillow covers for the back and
seat.
 
I found these wonderful linen pillow covers,
half off at Hobby Lobby.
The centers were plain
so I added a french stencil design
to each using black acrylic paint.
 
The seat simply covers the padded base
and for the back,
I used a cushion form for a straight seat back.
 
The ruffle was already in place
which was another plus.
 
I don't think I have ever completed
a makeover so quickly.


I also wanted to add a chandelier in the room
and happened to have one with timer candles perfect for this space
right over my sewing counter.
 
I'll be adding a few more drop crystals and garland.
 
The touch adds a warm glow each evening
 and I love to see this as I pass by.
*****
 
Also found a few french storage boxes
at Michael's.
And yes, half off again.
In fact, everything I found for this room so far
has been half off
or free.
 
So far the color is all coming together.
Neutrals, burlap shades, ivory and black.
 
You might think I am working the redo
backwards.
 
Well, I am this time!!
Normally the cabinets and walls would be first.
Then the accents.
This time, I am using the accents first for inspiration
then I'll complete the room with the big job
and merely put the room back together when dry.
 
Sometimes backwards is okay, you know!!
 
*****
Some wonderful fabric flowers in an old painted vases.
And, yes, these flowers were half off at Hobby.
Love the spring sales.
 
Lastly, I found a great Laundry sign for over the sink.
And yes you got it, half off again.
I'm a broken record.
The sink is another great addition, put in place by my Best Guy.
He can do anything and this sink is just one of his
many projects.
I love the cabinet with storage below.
It is the perfect addition to my laundry
and he painted it the soon to be cabinet color too.
 
 
That's all I have done in this room for now.
I hope to start the cabinet painting next week.
 
Till then,
what sales are you finding?
Half off anywhere?
Gotta love it!!
 
Thank you for stopping by.
 
See you soon.
 
Happy Creating!
 
Celestina Marie

35 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
You are really getting at it for your laundry room! Lovely chair and you did have an easy pillow makeover; it kind of fell into your hands.
At the moment I'm not finding any sales... Enjoy your transformation of that room!
Hugs,
Mariette

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

OMGosh, Celestina. It is coming together so beautifully. I love the colors you have chosen and those chair cushions were a great find, then when you added the stencil, perfection. Can't wait to see it all together. Those boxes from Michaels are wonderful..I could go on and on..Happy Thursday..Judy

crafting to stay sane said...

Wow awesome job Celestina! Love love love that chair!
Have a wonderful weekend!
hugs Alyson x

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the way you did the chair, Celeste! The pattern you added in to the fabric is very nice and I just love the ruffle. You found some great things on sale! Love the storage books and those flowers.

Lorraine said...

It's coming along beautifully! You're only assembling it backwards but you're doing it just as a designer would......finding the things you want to build around first! Designers just have the advantage of buying things all at once and sending in a work crew....now wouldn't THAT be fun?

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A delightful sewing room/studio is one of life's biggest pleasures. Your looks wonderful and the chair now looks comfortable...well done!

Deserae said...

Your room is really coming together nicely! I love your chair cushions...the ruffles are wonderful!
Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Junibears said...

I love to see what you have been working on! My! You have been so busy, painting, sewing, shopping....
I do so envy your energy and enthusiasm. I had it once. Unfortunately old age and disability has shooed it away!. Never mind, I can still sit and make pictures.
Hugs
June xx

lynn said...

it's coming together beautifully, celestina! love the cabinet and chair re-do!

lynn said...

it's coming together beautifully, celestina! love the cabinet and chair re-do!

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

My house colors all the way! and half off...that is the way to do it girl!

Wanda said...

Your re do is so lovely, and your half off prices are are what we all look for. Your house is beautiful just like you. Could you please email me some how I lost your email and I would like to have it for future use. Lookin' good can't wait to see what is next. big hug wanda

The Stitching Coop said...

Some days, if not for backwards I would never get anything done. :) Okay, I want to know how it is your able to get stuff painted so quickly. It seems to take me days to get anything done. Is there a process you use or am I just slow? Your chair is fabulous. I love the pillow/pad idea you used, creatively. Well done. Hugs. Tammy

Mari said...

Celestina, that is one beautiful laundry room, well if one must spend time doing boring laundry, what not do it in a beautiful space ;)
I loveeeee your chair redo, just beautiful ;)

Hugs
Mari

Laurie Ritchey said...

Celestina, it's looking so pretty. My laundry room needs some "pretty". Love the stenciling on the cushions, and what great storage boxes you've found. Since I never buy anything at full price (it would almost hurt), I can relate to being a half price broken record. Love your sink cabinet and the sink fixtures are so pretty. laurie

1CardCreator said...

Wow, you have been busy creating all kinds of beautiful things! Love that chair and the cabinet your DH made is gorgeous! ~Diane

Donna said...

What a beautiful laundry/sewing room, Celestina! Who wouldn't want to do laundry in there?:) I love your chair cushions, the polka dots are so fun, and your stencilling is such a great idea! So is your pretty chandy:) Half off is a good thing!! Have a great weekend!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your laundry room/sewing room is looking great! Love the chair make-over...it is so pretty!! Isn't it wonderful to get things half off...I love when that happens.
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Celestina Marie-You have done just a remarkable job pulling everything together. I love how it is turning out and all your great accessories. Wonderful job. I hope you have a great weekend- I have a house full of kids/grands- xo Diana

Pendra said...

You've got me hanging waiting to see this reveal! I think it's better to work backwards sometimes and find all your goodies and then match paint colors to them! Love your candelier...I'm a BIG fan of battery operated candles with timers or remotes, I bet it makes that room shimmer after dark!

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Good morning Celeste!

Your chair looks like a million bucks girlfriend!! It looks so comfy and inviting. I love working backwards on a room redo and starting with an inspiration piece. It just evolves and comes together into a space you love and feel at peace in. Your laundry room already looked fabulous... now it will be over the top!!

Have a grand weekend, Love & hugs, Sherry

Jillayne said...

Hello Celestina,
I just got caught up reading your last few posts - you have been busy! I love the re-dos you have done with the chairs. I think you are approaching it all in a splendid way with your half-off shopping...find the things you love that will make the room special and the rest follows along easily enough - it is going to look just wonderful when you are all finished!

Carole said...

Celeste, absolutely stunning! The chair is gorgeous, I love the laundry sign and those fabric flowers are fab!
Haven't found any half off bargains here but still looking. Carole xox

Lady Pamela said...

I have been looking for a laundry sign, I think yours is perfect! I hope one finds it's way to a Canadian store. My laundry room desperately needs a facelift.
*Smiles*

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Just a beautiful job my friend.. Love the colors and the chair is ahhhhhhhhhhhhh-mazing .. I vote you the best laundry room

Jill said...

Oh I love everything about this room and all the details! Just delightful, thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Blessings,
Jill

Linda M. said...

Celestina, You have a beautiful laundry room! Thanks for your inspiration. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Kadee Willow said...

Have you been a busy woman or what?! I agree... finding things free or on sale is just the best high! I love being frugal! The seat covers are delightful and WOW! great idea to use those type of candles! I have a chandelier just waiting for those!

izary said...

piękne poduszki, tem motyw filoigranowy, bardzo, bardzo mi się podoba :)

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, I'm really loving your laundry room, it is lovely...almost too pretty for laundry. LOL But seriously, it is nice to have functional rooms like a laundry room be beautiful too, it is important because we use those rooms so much. Enjoy it. Your reno's always amaze me beyond belief.

Ruth

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, It has been ages since I came to visit. I have not blogged or anything for over a month. I will email you soon. I love all the touches you did to your laundry work room. I also love the pictures of the new/redo chair. And thank you for sharing all the photos of your beautiful home. I so like all the white, but here in the freezer belt, we make do with the jewel tones! I really like the umbrella too! Hoping to get to paint my china cabinet soon. However, the weather is still so cold (we had snow today) I totally do not feel up to tackling a project like that when the sun does not shine for weeks.:(
Blessings ginny

Denise said...

Blessings and love to you for placing an order with Cynthia to help me. I greatly appreciate your kindness.

Denise said...

Such beautiful work.

Marian said...

Que bonito!!! la felicito.
Un abrazo. Bendiciones!!!

tina said...

Fantastic makeover. Love it!

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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..