Monday, April 13, 2015

Adding One More Thing

Hi Friends.

When I shared my dining room changes
I told you I was working on one last thing to finish the look.

One last thing that would bring out the aqua of the curtains
and a little accent to complete the room.

Now look over to the left.
See the vintage white chair?

 I know, I should remember to take the before pic.
I always forget that when painting!!
One day I'll learn I suppose~~

I also shared with you this seat cushion.

Love the colors and this was my inspiration for the room for that white chair.

When I shared that post, many of you thought I made the curtains and chair pad.

Well I can't take credit for them as I found these at World Market.
But I have to say, if not for the discount, coupon and the fabric I was really looking for,
I would not have purchased these.

First off, they are not sewn right.
The side hems are not sewn down to the lining
 and so they will not hang right at the bottoms and each side end.

I guess the manufacture wanted to take a short cut on the sewing.

Anyway to correct the problem.
I went to the local fishing store and purchased fishing line weights.
These are about 4 oz.each and I added 12 for 6 panels.

 Next I placed one on each side of a panel
to the hemline.

These could be sewn in place using the circles for the fishing line
but I just simply tucked them in the hem.
You don't see them in the hem and the weight helps them hang correctly.

Now they hang much better
 and the weights give the ends a nice straight appearance when closed or open.

Okay, moving on to the reason for this post.

Here is the~
One More Thing.

The white chair got a coat of
Chalk paint, stenciled numbers and distress.

I used the chalk paint named Escape by
Americana Decor.
It's like a brighter aqua.
Somewhat bright for me, but after a little sanding it toned down.

The color was perfect with the aqua in the curtains.
I lightly sanded the edges adding distress 
and gave the entire chair a coat of soft satin varnish 
and buffed with a soft waxing brush.


Just that pop of color with the black and blue 
brings out the accent color I've used throughout the room.

To see the complete change up
you can visit that post HERE.


Another "to do" 
marked off the spring list!!

What would I do without my lists?
Do you make a "to do" list with the seasons?

Thank you for stopping by.

Next time I'll share another paint project!

Have a wonderful day and see you again soon.

Celestina Marie



JES said...

I love the pop of color! Your room is just lovely!!! And the fabrics you chose are gorgeous. I hope you enjoy a beautiful week :)

eileeninmd said...

I just love your beautiful dining room. The curtains, chair pad and the chair makeover are all beautiful. Lovely photos, have a happy day and week ahead!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hi Celestina, Your dining room is beautiful! I love the black hutch. I've been thinking of painting mine black. So classy looking. The aqua chair is adorable. Perfect spring touch. I love me some numbers so that is a bonus :-) pretty pretty!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello dear Celestina and a happy new week to you:)
Oooh! I love aqua and you added such a lovely touch to the room with the chair painted...
I love seeing what you've been working on!
Much dear love to you!

MunirGhiasuddin said...

My goodness ! you are so creative. Who would have thought of fish hook weights to balance the weight of the curtains. Wow ! Thanks for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, great idea with the fishing eights, too! Hugs, Valerie

Jan Hermann said...

You are so creative Celeste! I love the changes you've made in your dining room. The curtains...the chair and the addition of Aqua, are all amazing! ♥

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Celeste. Great tip for making the drapes hang correctly. I adore the chair. That is one of my favorite colors. Your room is so pretty. Thank you for sharing and have a great Monday.

Stacey said...

Looks great! Adding weights really does help. I had to do the same thing to the curtains I bought from Country Curtains..they were a little wompyjawed too. :)

The aqua color you've added in there is perfect. I love the chair!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love, love, love this room! WOW! The sweet chair gave it a Pop for sure. Well sir....I have learned a new tip of the trade using mere fishing stuff! Hope you have a great week sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That looks wonderful! Love seeing the whole room and the full effect! I ended up with two clear bottle that said No.1 on them- they needed washing and the letters came right off! Grr... Wish I had your talent to paint them again!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, your Dining room is just wonderful! I love those Curtains and the seatcushion..this fabrics is georgeous!
I always love the way you "style" your home!
I do not do a "To-Do-List" with the seasons, I just do, like I feel ;O)
Wishing you a wodnerful new week, sending Love and hugs and Blessings,
Claudia xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

It is a shame we oftentimes as consumers find ourselves remaking to correct manufacturer's short cuts, Short cuts to save time and money for the net of bigger profit,
Your Aqua chair adds a pop of accent color from the drapes so sweetly, You rock with your talents!
Congrats on accomplishing all your to do Spring list. Ours grew in scope and turned into a basement and garage plus powder room creation, Yikes Kitchen and 3 more rooms. Plus to think I had completed my Spring cleaning!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the 'pop' of the chair!

living from glory to glory said...

Morning, I just noticed your scroll design over each window. I loved it!
But the chair was really cute and the color just is perfect for the room. I think it was great you used curtain weights to help pull down those corners. I want to make some new curtains for my living room soon to add a spring feel! You have an artist's heart and touch...
All things lovely
Hugs, Roxy

Debbie Harris said...

Just gorgeous, Celestina! Your home has a warm touch to it with your beauty all around.
The Bahadur turned out quite pretty and so spring. I do not have a list of changes for the seasons but I do change out certain decor items.
Your curtains are just beautiful with your dining set, and what a great idea using the fishing weight.
When I was a young girl I would help my grandmother in her sewing room while she made draperies. My job was to put the weights in, this brought back memories. :-)

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your home with us. You are always an inspiration.

Enjoy your day!

Linda M. said...

Celeste, You are so creative and talented. I love the chair. I finally finished rescue of a broken child's chair. I'm very happy about completing it. I'm not sure what my painting style would be, perhaps whimsical, or folk. Here is the post -
I do not have your talent for painting the beautiful flowers. Thanks for always inspiring. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sola Scriptura said...

What a clever solution to make the curtains hang correctly. The chair looks fantastic :)

Home Meadows said...

Very pretty! I love the pop of color within the room, it looks great. Have a terrific day. Heather

Cynthia said...

The color is perfect and what a difference. It adds so much. I loved this fabric the first time I saw it. Super idea with the weights


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This the season for a quay friend! Spring is here and I am so happy! Lovely paint job. The look is complete!

Crissi said...

Hello Celestina your room is wonderful - I like it - everything is so perfect!!
A wonderful week
Hug Crissi

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It's the perfect pop of color!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Celestina,
What a lovely dining room you have! You did a wonderful job painting the little chair. It is a perfect pop of color! Nothing like spring to inspire us to go from room to room cleaning, redoing, refreshing! Happy spring my friend!Xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
Wow you have a beautiful dining room. I love the curtains and the chair you painted is so pretty. I like the acqua color of it! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.
Julie xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty, Celeste! I do like that pattern and the colors in both the cushion and the drapes. Great tip on the drapes, too.

1CardCreator said...

That chair is gorgeous, the perfect pop of blue! Back in the "old days" I think all curtains came with weights, lol, clever fix for these, they do look lovely. ~Diane


Very lovely dinning room! Love the pieces above the windows!
I do have a seasonal list:...gutters this year, painting the house trim, right off the top of my head. LOL

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Your dining room is fit for a queen! All of your changes and touches are perfect. The chair is the pop of color that really finishes it off! Your decorating never ceases to amaze me. I loved your solution for the drapes. It's a trick my Mom used to use with all her drapes. Great memories and a fabulous reminder of that wise solution.

I always use lists. I think my lists have lists sometimes. I've been on a spring cleaning binge and have totally revamped my studio with better storage for all my fabrics and photos. I feel a ton lighter knowing things are in better order!

Love, hugs, and blessings, Edie & Marie

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely room, Celeste! The drapes are so pretty and the chair pad is perfect! I love the aqua chair! It's a lovely accent in this room! Your room is so elegant and I love the pops of color you have added! Sorry I have been missing lately; my Dad hasn't been doing well. Have a wonderful week!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful room and love your "fix"...simply brilliant. I can remember Grandmother doing the same, much to dismay of fishermen in the family. Those windows are them, Celeste.

Donna said...

That is such a great tip about the fishing weight, Celestina! Your curtains are just so pretty, I love the pattern and the colors. But I do know just what you mean about manufacturers taking short cuts. Seems like things just aren't always made "like they used to be"! And your chair is perfect for adding a fun pop of color to your pretty dining room! Love the numbers too, you always have such great ideas!!

Tete said...

I am in love with so many things here...but those polka dotted, blingy little lamp shades are my very favorite thing!
I have used lead sinkers before, too. They really work. Now I have cats that hang on them.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your dining room and the touches of pretty!!

Joy Junktion said...

Love, love, love what you did with the chair! Blue is not necessarily my color but I sure do love that piece, it's perfect for the room. And, how did you think of adding the weight? What a great idea, I need to keep that in mind when I start making the new drapes for my bedroom! Blessings, Cindy

Alessandra said...

Hi!!! I' m back. Your room is wonderful in every detail. The curtains, the fabric, the chair are stunning. Great makeover.

farmhouse-story said...

beautiful pop of color on the chair, celeste:) the weights do make a big difference in the curtains--thanks for sharing!

Feral Turtle said...

Wow Celestina! You did an amazing job in your dining room. It looks so inviting. I think I saw namecards on the table with my name....hehe Love that fabric, and your chair makeover is just perfect. It really does pop in the room.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your dining room is beautiful. Love the aqua chair. I would have never thought of fishing weights, but they really did the job.
Great job!!!

Debbie said...

Your dining room looks beautiful, Celestina! The chair re-do turned out perfect. How smart of you to use those sinkers for the draperies.
I love the French pillow in your previous post, too.
Have a blessed week!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great idea!!...I will have to keep that in mind!
Love the beautiful chair...great choice in color. The dining room looks so beautiful!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely additions to your dining room. Love the pop of color and the chair pad is adorable. You are quite the decorator.....xo

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celeste, your dining room looks beautiful. How smart to use the fishing weights for the curtains! Love the addition of the aqua chair. The perfect pop of color. Did you paint the scrolls on the backs of your chairs. I love that.

Junkchiccottage said...

Just lovely Celeste. Thank you for your sweet and kind wishes for me today on Diana's blog. My surgery it tomorrow and I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful blessings and prayers going into my day tomorrow. Thank you sweet friend.

Christine said...

All comes together perfectly! I love the color of the chair and the table accents really do help bring out the blue in the curtains
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Say aqua and I'm there. Love what you've done here, Celeste. I've been adding a few painted pieces to our home (which is mostly neutral). Cottage style mixes different finishes, and that can get tricky at times, but a little touch of color always brightens a room.
Have fun playing house, friend. Always my favorite.

Birdman said...

Oh yes! I noticed the error of the side hems right off. hehehehe

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The room and the blue chair came out really pretty. I have found curtains there, and I've been pleased, because some got to places have become ridiculously these days. My mom use to put fishing weights at the bottom of drapes, and I totally forgot that trick. I would not know where to buy them today if I needed them.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love what you did with the chair! It looks wonderful in your dining room. I admire your list making. One good way to keep on track and actually get things done! Seems like there is always so much to do in spring. Happy days!

Scrappy quilter said...

Perfect. I love the color of the chair.

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, you are so clever to use fishing weights in your curtains! I would have never thought of that and have filed it away in case I ever need to do something similar :)

Your chair is absolutely delightful! I always love seeing a pop of color and yours is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I always love having you at the party. Hugs to you!

Dee said...

What a beautiful room and that chair is perfect. I love the pop of color and the numbers you added made me fall in love with it even more... :)

JES said...

Glad you shared with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Your style is so lovely! Enjoy your weekend, JES :)

JES said...

Glad you shared with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Your style is so lovely! Enjoy your weekend, JES :)

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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..