Saturday, 29 May 2010

Blueberry Breakfast

Well, the dumpster chairs are finished, and we celebrated their makeover with a pretty breakfast! Here's Lois modeling one of the shabby-turned-chic chairs. I rinsed them off, scrubbed them, painted them a creamy white, and made seat cushions for them. I'm also working on throw pillows for them, but have just made one so far. Blueberries were on sale at the grocery store, so I thought we'd have a true blue celebration with one of my favorite breakfast treats--blueberry muffins. Here are some pictures from our true blue breakfast.
The chairs before and after. I used ticking on the top for the seat cushions and a yellow floral print for the undersides. Then I made this pillow with part of a vintage tablecloth on one side and a vintage pillowcase on the other. 
The chairs before. Yikes, up close I could see why they were in the trash, but the still had good bones. Wish the person who threw them out could see them now!

13 comments:

Carys said...

Beautiful tea set, all these pictures look like a Cath Kidston catalogue!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Christine said...

That is one seriously cute baby!

Erin said...

You did a wonderful job on the chairs, and that outdoor breakfast looks like the most perfect way to celebrate your success!

Temps perdu said...

Fantastic job! Well done and congratulations. Wish I could sit there with you;)

sinnlighet said...

Your mix of darlingar..... the flowers, your lovely baby & your rustic taste/feeling, is sooooo stunning!!

Yes yes yes, I will come back!!!

Agneta, a swedish one :)

My Kateness said...

Your little Lois has just melted my heart. And how on earth you manage to sew and paint with a toddler around ... she must be an angel. Living with you must be like dwelling in an art studio. Everything so beautiful.

Patchwork Harmony said...

Great job on the chairs! They look fab. And I love how you mixed the different fabrics for the seatcovers/cushions. X x

Kim said...

Your breakfast looks so quaint and delicate, just like Lois. She has the look of a classic post card~timeless and enchanting. Thanks for sharing peeks into your lives!

Heidi said...

What a transformation. Very inspring.

Alisa said...

Dreamy breakfast/atmosphere/tot! Great job. I'm especially impressed at what a DO-er you are. Just a few days, and you had the sidewalk finds all spiffed up like that?! I feel like such a sloth!

cellulite cream said...

What a great transformation! really good job. And the blueberry muffins look yummy! :)

Charlotte said...

It all looks so lovely!

Blue Skies
Charlotte xx

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Marcela said...

great transformation!
Lovely,
Marce