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Modern Hollywood Regency Style Before and after Part 1

Fabric is old and dirty

Fabric is old and dirty

Now, with new fabric

Now, with new fabric

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see I love these vintage cane chairs  quite a bit.LOL.  I was so happy to found the settee/bench.  Let me  share the  before images.

The before

The before

The old velvet fabric was removed and I gave them a good clean.  I want to keep the classy style and I used 3 yards (60″ wide) of a beautiful brocade fabric. After surfing the in  I came to a conclusion  that Hollywood Regency colors was  definitely  the style I was  aiming for. I have used semi gloss spray paint from Rustleoum the primer and paint kind.

The inspiration

The inspiration

Above: Here is the inspiration.

Below: This is how my settee looks like so far. The chair is still drying but I couldnt resist posting my first picture.

The settee- after

The settee- after

I am planning to make some small decorative pillows. Next week you will see the cane chair after is done.

Mirrored Furniture

I have always wanted a mirrored furniture.   One day I saw this beautiful desk/vanity at a store. I fell in love, it is was so beautiful. But no way I want it to spend high tag price. No this time.

I found this mirrored furniture at a store.

I found this mirrored furniture at a store.

The Vanity before

The Vanity before

At agarage sale i got this vanity. It was sturdy and all it needed was love. I got plenty  of that.  It was sanded it, painted it and added craft mirrors.

and look at it now. I am in love.

 

The vanity-after

The vanity-after

The Golden Green Chair

Hi. Wow, as the holidays are approaching we are working hard to finish the last projects of the year at The Vintage lab.  This makeover I am going to name it The Golden Green , it is a cane back chair my husband got a few months ago. See  the transformation yourself. Click on image for description.

Before and After: Vintage Modern Cottage Chair

See one of my latest project at The Vintage Lab. It was done on time for the photo shoot I had Thursday with my photographer friend.

I have to say that I wasn’t sure about the color of the fabric. But I’m pleased with the results. I have chosen this color because it can go well with the red for the upcoming holidays: Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Aqua Frame

I have bought this white frame at garage sale a few months ago with the purpose of making a jewelry display.  It was time to start working on it. I have painted it and these are the images of the procedures. I am very pleased with the result.

now is ready for the photo shoot

Renewing a Vintage Decorative Bottle

On a thrifty day with my sister-in-law, she bought this Bottle.Wow! Why would she  buy something like this?Knowing her as I much as I do, I have to say it wasn’t her color or style. But I didn’t know she had the idea of leaving the bottle with me. She said I am going to leave it so you do something nice. In other words, fix it!

This is the result. I have to admit it stresses me out not knowing what would I do to it. I have never done anything like painting on glass. But I after  I got inspired, it wasn’t bad at all. The feedback from friends and family was great.

I have used Martha’s Steward specialty gold paint for glass and DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint 2 oz. #87 Indian Turquoise. I loved the paint effect.

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