Saturday, April 7, 2018

Chair Project: Changing My Mind

Do you ever finish a project and dislike it?  Or totally change your mind about how it should look?  Happens to me quite often.  Darn . . .more work!  I redid this Goodwill chair on Tuesday.  Last night, I ripped the cushion apart and totally remade it. 

This time, I repurposed one of  Wednesday's Target finds, a large flour sack towel from Joanna Gaines' "Hearth & Hand" Collection, for the fabric.  With careful positioning, I just managed to get one seat cushion out of each 30" square towel.

Here is how the chair looked after my original re-do.

As I lived with it for a day or two, I decided that I fabric I originally chose was just too orangy-pink, and too shiny,  for my kitchen.

So here it is this morning. 

More muted. More textured.
 I like it much better.

The gold in the chairs encouraged me to add some daffodils to the kitchen.  I got out a few of  Wednesday's Target "Dollar Spot" Finds, the tray and the cake stand, and made a quick vignette.
The vintage ceramic animals were purchased by my parents on their Honeymoon in 1946.
I'm so happy to have them.

 I guess that for those of us who love working on our homes,
 sometimes it's O.K. to change our minds.

Does that ever happen to you?

This post is linked to:
Salvaged Junk Projects #422 at Funky Junk Interiors
Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do
Happiness Is Homemade #215 at The Painted Hinge


  1. I like the new cushions better too. More "homespun". Little treasures like your figurines, with history, are so special to have.

  2. Thanks, Linda. I like the chairs better now too, Sometimes you just know something "isn't right"" and have to change it! Happy weekend! Cheryl

  3. I think the new cushions go much better with the chairs and table. Love the cute!!

  4. Hi Cheryl, It's been a long time since I've seen your blog and I see that you've been more faithful at posting this winter than I have! lol I'm glad all is well and you're enjoying your 'new' life in your new home and still crafting too! It is nice to know you've been to Kings Landing a couple of times. I bought a season's pass this year so hope to visit there more often. Take care and have a wonderful spring (when it arrives!!).

    1. Thanks, Pamela. It's so good to hear from you. Now that we've reconnected (thanks to our blogs!, I hope we can keep in touch more often. We hope to get to NB again this summer; love it up in your neck of the woods. Canada has so much to see.Thinking Spring,

  5. Very cute! it looks so much better! Nice to meet you... Have a good week. Leticia

  6. Hi Leticia,
    Thanks so much for visiting "Applegate Lane" and taking the time to comment. Nice to meet you too. Glad you like how the chairs came out; I like them better too. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it right, I guess. Now I'm off to visit your blog! Best, Cheryl


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