The Interior Frugalista: February 2015

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DIY Sunday Showcase Party and Features {Feb. 28, 2015}

Whaaaaaaaat, it's Saturday already!!  Whaaaaaaaat, it's the last day of February!!  Whaaaaaaaat!! 

Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of five of my friends.  That's five times the exposure and six opportunities to have your work featured!

If you didn't make the TOP 6 Featured here at the party you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

So without further adieu
it's time to get this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!
COME JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR FAVORITE DIY PROJECTS, CRAFTS OR RECIPES!
The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS
              

♥♥♥ OUR PICKS FROM THE LAST PARTY ♥♥♥

MARIE'S PICK:
DSCN2413
GARAGE SALE COFFEE TABLE MAKEOVER by Clockworth Interiors
Cynthia did such a beautiful job making over this coffee table.  I think she made the perfect choice in keeping the maple herringbone top natural!

JEN'S PICK:
Shrimp Fried Rice, better than takeout cookingwithcurls.com
SHRIMP FRIED RICE by Cooking With Curls

KATIE'S PICK:
Rainbow Pom Pom Cake Topper
RAINBOW POM POM CAKE TOPPER by The Casual Craftlete

ERIN'S PICK:
minnesota_plate
DIY LICENSE PLATE FLOWER by Robb Restyle

WENDI'S PICK:
Copper Wine Rack
DIY COPPER WINE RACK by Love Create Celebrate

ALLI'S PICK:
crepes with key lime custard and blueberry sauce 1
CREPES WITH KEY LIME CUSTARD AND BLUEBERRY SAUCE by The Gold Lining Girl

PARTY RULES:
  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or in your link party page!
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Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair (What would you do?}

Friends, I could really use your help. Several years ago Mr. Frugalista inherited this French Provincial Chair and we had it reupholstered in a gold striped fabric. It looked great in our bedroom with the Wedgwood Grey painted walls and gold accents throughout the room.

Since installing the built-in window seat and bookcase in the master bedroom, we no longer have room for this chair in the room. The gold color doesn't work in any other room in our house either.

Considering the sentimental value of this chair and the fact that the upholstery is in excellent condition, I found an economical way to make this chair work in our home. I changed the color of the fabric by chalk painting our French Provincial Chair.

Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair

Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair

So I got to work painting it with a 50/50 mixture of  Pure White and Old White chalk paint.  Here it is after one coat.

Chalk painted French Provincial Chair After One Coat

This isn't my first chalk painting upholstery rodeo. I painted a Wing Chair and a French Provincial Armchair as well.

In the past I used a 1:1 ratio of chalk paint and water. This time I decided to try a different approach and dip the bristles of my brush into a pail of water first and then into undiluted paint. I have to say I much prefer this method as it goes on so much smoother. But first, like the others, I lightly dampened the fabric using a spray bottle.

Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair After Second Coat

I was very pleased with how fresh the chair was looking and the two toned white stripes.

Gold French Provincial Chair Upholstery Chalk Painted White

After the forth coat I gave the chair a coat of clear wax to soften the fabric and now it feels like buttah.

White Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair Upholstery

So soft and pretty!  I gave the legs a little dark wax in the grooves to make the details pop and give the chair more depth.

French Provincial Chair Makeover with painted upholstery

Then came time to style it for photos.  It looks great with the small nesting table I refinished last year.

Chalk painted French Provincial chair

Since the tea was poured and the cookies were out of the package, I stopped for a break.

French Provincial Chair Chalked Painted White

I'm definitely liking this chair much better in white but here's the thing...

...it feel like it needs something.

This is where you guys come in.  I could really use your help.  Which option would you choose if it were your chair?  

Stripes or No Stripes on this chalk painted chair
Grain Sack Stripes Added Using PicMonkey
If you can't leave a comment because you're not on Google+ then I'd love it if you headed over to my Facebook Page and left a comment there. Or there is always email.

UPDATE: What I ended up doing Update On French Provincial Chair.

Looking forward to reading your comments and suggestions.   

Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair Before and After

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Turquoise Sofa Table {It's Third Incarnation}

Our humble abode was is bursting at the seams with furniture.  Last weekend I bit the bullet and decided to part with some of our pieces.  Like this sofa table that we purchased several years ago at an auction.

Turquoise Sofa Table After

Originally it looked like this...

Turquoise Sofa Table Originally
Sorry, pre-blogging photo

...and then like this.

Turquoise Sofa Table After It's First Makeover
Sorry, before I knew anything about taking good pictures.

I decided to freshen it up with one more makeover before parting with it. The plan was to paint it turquoise with little distressing and silver leaf the grooves. Well this baby had a mind of it's own and no matter how hard I tried it decided it wanted more distressing.

Turquoise Sofa Table with distressing

Silver leaf in the grooves?  Heck no it wanted white!

Turquoise Sofa Table with white details

So turquoise and white it is!  I waxed the entire table with my new favorite thing...white wax.

Turquoise Sofa Table Left Side

I kept the original (original from the first makeover) glass knobs.

Turquoise Sofa Table with glass knobs

I added some pretty to the inside of the drawer.

Turquoise Sofa Table drawer lined with wallpaper

And now it is time to part with it.  Despite having no room in this house I really really really want to keep it.  I have absolutely no turquoise in this house but I still want to keep it.

Turquoise Sofa Table After

But I can't so bye bye sofa table, I hope you find a good home!

I SHARE MY PROJECTS HERE

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE FOLLOWING FOR FEATURING THIS PROJECT:

    

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DIY Sunday Showcase Party and Features {Feb. 21, 2015}

I hope you're all staying warm this weekend.  My gosh we've had a lot of snow in North America this February.  I'm having visions of laying in a cabana on a tropical beach snapping my fingers for garçon to bring me another Peach Pellini!

While I sit here enjoying my day dream, it's time to get 
this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!

If you didn't make our TOP 6 Features here at the party then be sure to check out our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest because you may be featured there!

COME JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR FAVORITE DIY PROJECTS, CRAFTS OR RECIPES !
The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

Meet the Hosts
              


MARIE'S PICK:
chalkboard-painted-countertop-burlap-furniture-http://www.stowandtellu.com
DIY DECOUPAGED COFFEE SACK FURNITURE CABINET by Stow & Tell U
I love how Amy used coffee sacks on the front of her coffee station makeover but wait until you see what's hidden inside - genius!

JEN'S PICK:
Geometric Vinyl Sticker Wall Tutorial | Mabey She Made It
GEOMETRIC VINYL STICKER WALL by Mabey She Made It

KATIE'S PICK:
french toast smoothie
PROTEIN PACKED FRENCH TOAST SMOOTHIE by Homemaking Hacks

ERIN'S PICK:
Marquee Arrow
RETRO MARQUEE ARROW by Anything and Everything

WENDI'S PICK:
Accessorizing a Mantle
DIY VINTAGE MANTLE by Seeking Lavender Lane

ALLI'S PICK:
Pinch Proof Onesies copy
PINCH PROOF ONESIES by Better in Bulk

PARTY RULES:
  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or in your link party page!
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