Saturday, August 30, 2008

Instant Ancestor Saturday & A Chair

It's Instant Ancestor Saturday! Look at this little baby beauty? Isn't she precious all propped up with pillows and lace? I love the white gowns babies would wear.
My friend Stacey from Flotsam & Jetsam has a great idea for Instant Ancestors in her business--she attaches jewelry to them, and customers get the gift of the photo with the jewelry purchase! So cute & clever! Thanks for sharing, Stacey!

Here is going to be my next furniture project: This O So Loverly chair we inherited from hubby's grandma. I have no idea what decade this chair is from, but behold the loverly gold with black flecks!

It does have some pretty details to it though that would look great when painted a more up-to-date color!

I love the caning on the back of the chair, and the details on the legs as well!

This should be a fun one to re-do! Tell me what YOU would do with a chair like this, and then see if it matches my ideas for it later!

Have a Blessed Saturday, I'm off to make a late breakfast of homemade waffles for our guests!!



Amy Jo said...

What a great chair to work with! I'd paint it black, and put some B&W toile fabric on the seat. What are you going to do? :)

Nancy said...

Oh Stacey, I would paint it black...then cover it with fabric to cordinate with where ever you use it. I love it! It's so french. Can't wait to see what you do. Blessings, Nancy

Blue Castle said...

I have to agree with Nancy and Amy Jo - I would paint it black too. But, then, I'm on a big "paint everything black" kick at the moment. You could use some funky fabric or find something to match your house. You can always change the fabric later too if you don't totally love it.

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Cherry's Jubilee said...

In looking back at your gorgeous home..I would think a cream would look lovely with burnt umber glazing to accent the lovely details. A khaki/cream toile or damask would work for fabric. The chair has great bones! I too collect old photos...I was lucky enough to inherit all my families from wayyyyyyy back. Do you mind if I add you to my blog roll? Happy Labor Day! Cherry

Lauren and Justin said...

i would paint it black if it were going in my house, BUT if i were going to put it at the beach or the mountains, i'd paint it a BRIGHT fun color!! can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Can't wait to see it....
Did you save some waffles for us? :)