Friday, July 18, 2014

My Shabby Chic Chair Affair

Our deck chairs, after too much sun, rain, wind, and wear.

I am not your typical shabby chic kinda chick,


although I do appreciate a little scruffiness

Newly sanded, awaiting the next step.

here and there, in a finely 
chiseled table or a charming chair.

Primed and prepped.

When pressed, I will admit
 to an affinity for the distressed.

  But, I bet that even die-hard fans of this deco
trend would probably agree that this patina is

way too weathered - even for their time-worn tastes!

 Don't let the floral frou frou fool you -

'Next!' Chairs cue up for a shabby to chic technique.

it was definitely time for a tune-up!

Freshly painted in a soft sheen of aquamarine,

their cool, blue hue, was the 
direct result of a colour crush

 on this good looking gate. Remember those words
of devotion I uttered when I first gazed upon it?

''...Quiet and unassuming, (it) spoke to me
in whispery tones, just loud enough to become 
a lovely inspiration for a future patio project, 
(to be posted soon), in my own garden.''

I kept my promise.

And that calls for a toast:
'To the shabby and the worn:
do not fret - for, you too,
 one day shall be reborn!'

Thanks for visiting
and happy weekend!

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  1. Hi Poppy, what a fun post! Love your garden chair makeover! I have a couple of them that need a touch up, too! What a lovely table all set for tea in your garden. So pretty and I love, love, love your gate.

  2. Oh Poppy, I love those chairs - they are stunning. They go so well with all your lovely flowers. Such a pretty color - so glad you saw the gate and filed that away for a post. How nice it would be to sit and have a tea or at twilight have a nice glass of wine and relax watching the sun set.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

  3. That good looking gate indeed gave you a lovely inspiration for revamping your old chairs!!
    I love this colour!!!! Well done, Poppy!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. These chairs are so cute in their pretty aquamarine blue ... they fit so nicely in with all that colour in your garden! I have to admit, I kinda liked the weathered look too ;) I have a very weathered chair on my patio, but with a bright cushion, it seems just right. Have a happy sunny weekend! Wendy x

  5. I love that style of chair and love the new color.

  6. Ohhhh those chairs...that gate!!!
    Love, love it! I had so bid blue adieu after the eighties;but now I love blue again!
    Isn't colour inspiration strange and fascinating, in all its subtle and strong manner? :)

  7. Oh Poppy! What a change with the aquamarine! I LOVE it!

  8. Love the blue color. You did a great job.

  9. Poppy, this made me smile, as your posts always do. I was kind of liking the weathered look, until I saw that gorgeous blue. LOVE it! What a perfect color for your pretty garden!

  10. Kochana mam takie same krzesła, pomalowałam je na zielono, miętowo i biało. Twoje niebieskie są również śliczne:)

  11. Hello Poppy, I love the new aquamarine color. A beautiful makeover.. Your patio and flowers are so inviting.. Have a happy weekend!

  12. Oooh! I was waiting to see how you would use that color and I LOVE it! It is the perfect shade for a summer transformation. Isn't it amazing what a little bit of paint can do? If only that would work on the little lines popping up around my eyes! ;) Enjoy your lovely new garden set, Poppy!

  13. Oh my goodness what a pretty transformation!
    I love , love the color.
    Your garden is just so inviting .
    Love it..
    Xo Marissa

  14. I, too, love the color. Happy weekend to you, too.

  15. Sometimes you just have to give in to what you love. The aquamarine on those chairs is really lovely. You've created a charming spot for tea or reading or visiting. Happy Weekend!

  16. You have created a beautiful spot to have for tea. Love the blue you painted the chairs. Perfect colors for relaxing.

  17. They look really pretty. The whole table and chairs setup is really cute. I have an old chair I plan to paint in a similar color to use at my desk.

  18. Gorgeous and inviting! I enjoy painting furniture and the color you have chosen is just perfect for Summer relaxation and inspirational too!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  19. cool and refreshing ! :) They look great! The setting is very inviting...yes I'll have some refreshment, please :)

  20. Shabby is great but you do need some paint or the wood will eventually disintegrate. Love the colour you chose and the perfect 'old world' setting. I may pop over and have a chat with you over a glass of wine this evening.

  21. I love your great color flower.

  22. Stunning transformation Poppy, and the setting is perfect. The tablecloth was made to order for those chairs. I like the weathered look, but I think now they are more in tune with their surroundings and your aesthetic. (Not to mention that wood needs some protection so it was a practical choice as well.)

  23. Love the color, they look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  24. So bright and this aqua color is my favorite! Thank you once more for your wonderful photos ... Have a nice week :)

  25. great job with your garden chair makeover. They now look so inviting and what a special place to sit.

  26. Love the color, love the setting it's just beautiful!

  27. I love your color crush, what a luscious shade of blue! The before pics had a certain charm but the new is fresh and invigorating. I bet your eyes don't slide over them without seeing them when you see them from inside the house.

    Every time I see something like this I start looking around the house with a paintbrush in my mind, it just doesn't often move to my hand, more's the pity. Well done, Poppy!

  28. I'm crushing over your color crush! That blue is to bluetiful! The photo of the first folding chair I have a chair that almost matches it out in my garden. We been painting like crazy and need a break. Love your photo and views. I'm drooling for sure!

  29. Ha ha, awe, well everything I own in furniture would have that title of Shabby Chic and I adore it and other times I think, I sure would love something very traditional. The aquamarine colour certainly gave the chairs a new lift to their sitting and I like it very much. I think that I need to go get some paint and begin a project...a nice splash of colour always awakens the setting~

  30. Love it!!! I am a shabby chic kind of girl, but I love your rebirth. The color is so refreshing and inviting. May I come have tea with you?
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  31. That is the perfect color. It looks great!

  32. Your chairs turned out wonderful . . . I love that color, and what a lovely spot to enjoy a meal :)
    Great job!

  33. Yes, the chairs DO look so much more refreshed in their pretty blue color! Love the inspiration gate too.

  34. Poppy, they are so very pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. I hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  35. I'm not sure how I missed this post, especially with 'shabby' in the title, but I love the makeover and the blue. I always think of cool beautiful blue's when I think of Greece - gorgeous !

  36. I LOVE what you did with the chairs. So very beautiful in your gorgeous landscape. :)

  37. Love, love, love the pop of blue! So glad you shared it on our Found & Foraged linky party! Hope to see you again next week.

  38. I agree with Grace...can't get enough of that blue. I have it in my kitchen in the backs of the open cabinets. Some days I think about making them white again, but it's too hard to part with that color!! Thanks so much for linking up at Found & Foraged. I hope you will again this Saturday!

  39. Beautiful...just beautiful! That is my favorite color. I love the way it pops among the colorful flowers!

  40. Oh Poppy, I am in love with the color - so fresh and beautiful! Your chairs have been transformed into pure loveliness.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, my friend. Hugs to you!

  41. Your chairs look fabulous out in your garden!!

  42. What gorgeous color! That is a lovely place to sit and have tea with a friend (or in my case, have coffee with a friend). You've inspired me this morning. I've got to do something like that in our backyard. It would be so much fun to have a little and pretty spot for a visit and a treat!

  43. My, my, Poppy...coming for a visit never leaves me wanting. Your posts are always so full of wonderful colors and beautifully descriptive words! What an inspiration you are, my friend :)

  44. Hello Poppy ~ I came to visit you from my dear Stephanie's party. Your transformation is quite beautiful. The color is fun and refreshing for these spring and summer months ahead of us.
    Your garden looks inviting as well.
    So nice to visit with you.

    Joy! Debbie

  45. The color is perfect and cheery! Very Poppy! :) Thank you for spreading the cheer on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!


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