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14 August, 2010

Frenchy Chair Redo...and...Some Special Finds

IMG_2852 I am really excited about what I have to show you this week…my first real furniture redo! It’s a frenchy chair for my Parisian master bedroom that I am working on! I love the way it turned out!


IMG_2742 You may remember it from last week…my flea market find that someone had painted a mottled brown…really not bad in person. But it was the shape of the chair that won my heart….love the back! And even our CEO Ozzie seemed to approve.


IMG_2838 But here she is with the new finish…and looking quite elegant, I might add! How did I do it? First, I sprayed it with a coat of primer, then several coats of Krylon satin in Ivory and finished with a glaze of gray paint (Glidden Wood Smoke) mixed half and half with water. I bought it in the the tester size at Home Depot. I quickly painted the glaze on with a fat artist’s brush and then wiped it off. If it stays on too long, it is difficult to remove, so I found it best to work in small areas. The gray went down into the crevices in the chair to give it an aged look.


IMG_2856Next,  I recovered the seat of the chair using a drop cloth that I also bought at Home Depot…two 9 x 6 cloths for $10…a bargain! I followed Miss Mustard Seed’s directions for preparing the drop cloth for use. And I have lots left over ready to use for future projects!


IMG_2870 Here’s a little peek at what’s going on in my Parisian master bedroom redo! I have finished the toile drapery panels and hung them. I made them 8 feet in length since I have very high ceilings. The fabric is called Nouveau Bergère Toile and is imported from England. I love it!


IMG_2866 You can see the collection of frenchy items I have been finding over the last few weeks on the bedside table. The lamp is the inspiration piece that started it all. I seem to have  started in this corner and I am working around the room. I will show you more as I make progress!


page I’d also like to show you something that made my little heart race when I found it…this collection of lacy flatware caddies…sized to fit spoons, forks and knives! I decided to make a swing by Goodwill right before it closed one evening last week…and there they were! I snatched these babies up so fast it would make your head spin! I think no one knew what they were. I am especially pleased to have these because  Sherry at No Minimalist Here gave away the same spoon caddy and I was sad when didn’t win! lol I must have been a really good girl because now I have all three…and for only $9.00 total!  I have added them to the vignette on my hutch. I feel like throwing a buffet dinner party!


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And finally, I also found this little Eiffel Tower at Goodwill for only $1.51! I have given it to my grandson, who will be ten years old this week. This is a very special birthday because I have been promising him since he was five that we would go to France when he hits his 10th birthday…and it is finally here! He is a big fan of Monet, thanks to a wonderful kindergarten art teacher, and wants to see Monet’s gardens in Giverny, as well as the Eiffel Tower…two must-sees on his list! Soooo…early next summer we will be on our way at last! And this little find represents my promise to him!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my finds!  Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special...Old Chairs
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic  Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Marian at Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia for the Drop Cloth Linky Party

81 comments:

  1. Wow Deb what a transformation!! The chair looks great and it realllly looks wonderful in its corner of your frenchy room. I like that you took the drapes up higher on the wall they look more elegant that way. Your room looks so inviting, Bravo my friend, Kathysue

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  2. Oh Debbie I love what your doing girl..and that chair is to die 4 now..Your drapes look so pretty girl and the bed clothes that I see...Love the silver ware caddys how cool are those girl..Everything looks wonderful my friend...How excited your grandson must be to go to France...do you need a baby sitter for him in case you want to do the night life ha ha!! Hey I'm not booked up yet for next summer and I'll pack my nanny kit ha ha!!

    Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Wow Debbie, your chair turned out fabulous. I love the finish you did to it. So pretty. Your silverware caddies are fabulous. What a wonderful find. You are really having some good luck at your GW lately. Isn't it fun!!! Everything is so pretty. Love your room. Your grandson must be so excited to know that you two are going to France next summer. What a thrill. I know you will have a ball and he will too. Such a fabulous trip. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Beautiful, Debbie! Your chair is so very similar to my desk chair that I painted and recovered a couple of weeks ago on my blog! Great minds think alike! :) Love yours!

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  5. Deb, the chair looks great and I love those panels. Your room is looking so good. Can't wait to see the rest. I sure hope I luck up on something at Good Will. You luck up on the good stuff! Save some for me.

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  6. Wow! I love how the chair turned out! It is gorgeous and is perfect in your room! The drapery panels are stunning! I adore the fabric...it is one of my all time favorites!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  7. I love it...you did a great job..

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  8. Debbie-I am in love with that chair! I have been keeping my eye for a garage or Craiglist one with those lines. A new one that pretty would cost an arm and a leg ! :) Love those caddies. You are right. I bet not many people realized what they were---good for you! You did a great job on the refnishing and the bedroom looks beautiful!

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  9. The chair looks fabulous, and the Goodwill finds are amazing. Those flatware caddies!!! Wow.

    I LOVE the fabric you used for the bedroom drapes. But now I want a closeup of it. It looks pink and green? Is it? I am dying to see more of it. And I am impatient, you know!
    :-)
    Cass

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  10. Gorgeous job on that beautiful chair! I love the Eiffel Tower gift and making good on a promise, how exciting is that? Very cool!

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  11. My favorite in this post are the caddies. I have never seen these before and I think they are so sweet. I would throw a buffet dinner too if my hutch looked like yours. Go for it! I would love to have a night in that gorgeous bedroom. The drapes are so beautiful and I love all the treasures on the bed table. You sure are good at this, Deb. I am having fun playing 'dishes' tonight 'cause I just got a new antique dish cabinet. I found it on Kijiji and I am so happy with it. It takes care of all the dishes that were sitting around in a lost state. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5 (+2 freeloaders)

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  12. Love the chair makeover! I also am so happy you found those caddies. I think I will keep an eye out for some, they are very cool.

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  13. The chair makeover is wonderful!!! I have the same little tower too!!!

    Take care!
    ~Jennifer

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  14. Hi Debbie! Oh, your chair turned out beautifully and your kitty thinks so too! :) How sweet. I love your drapery panels too! That fabric is so gorgeous! Your bedroom is turning out just beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Debbie, the chair looks gorgeous, and so does the bedroom. Love the long toile drapes and that beautiful quilt on the bed. Hope we get to see a close up of that. Your bedside table is total charm. You definitely have the gift of design!
    Glad you found the sweet flatware holders. They are beautiful. Needless to say, I'm soooooooo excited for you and Andrew and the upcoming trip! ~ Sarah

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  16. That bedroom is going to be a haven that your guests never want to leave! I love the fabric, the bedding, and all the accessories. Great job on the chair and the drapes!

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  17. Love the chair! It looks fabulous! Great job! :)

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  18. Debbie, you guest room sure looks inviting...love the chair. Great idea using a drop cloth for the seat. I just bought upholstery material for my dining room chairs, wish I had thought to use drop cloths instead.
    I can well imagine how excited your grandson is to be going to Paris next summer...he will have a wonderful time with you as his guide.
    Have a great upcoming week!

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  19. Oh my goodness... that chair is amazing in that amazing room! What a stunning area you've created. You must smile every time you walk in there. Lovely!

    Donna

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  20. I thought the chair was lovely when you first showed it - but now it's fabulous! The caddies are really classy...now where can I find something similar in the UK...

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  21. Your chair turned out great, and those caddies are fantastic-what a great find!

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  22. Great job on the chair. The glaze that you used really makes the details on the chair stand out. I love your new curtain panels, too. This is a beautiful room!

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  23. Debbie, Your Parisian bedroom is absolutely beautiful. It's difficult to pick a favorite thing in the room because everything works together so well. Love your curtains and great job on the chair. What luck at GW with the flatware caddies! You find the neatest things there!! Happy thrifting

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  24. Your bedroom is looking so nice. Very pretty and relaxing!

    The Eiffle Tower story is so sweet! What a lucky grandson you have.

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  25. I love the gray glaze!!! Oh, my that was just perfect! And, I'm coveting those caddies!!

    Happy Birthday to your grandson! He's a lucky boy to get Paris for his 10th birthday!! Wonderful prize! And, a gift to grandmother, too. Nothing like a grand adventure with your favorite boys! ;)

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  26. What a beautiful chair! We missed you yesterday and I especially invited my girlfriend Mariella for you to meet. Oh well, next time! Those family memories are far too important to miss.

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  27. The chair turned out absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I know exactly how to refinish my two Craigslist side tables I picked up for my guest bedroom!

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  28. Oh, oh, oh, I am *hearting* everything I see! Lovely job with the chair Debbie and I love the new look for your bedroom. I don't believe I have ever seen such lovely flatwear caddies before.

    Have a great Sunday, Bonnie

    PS - Happy birthday to your young mister!

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  29. Your silverware caddies almost made me fall off my chair!! I love white pierce-work sooo much! Then I had to have full blow tantrum when I saw you found them at Goodwill! Lucky Duck :)

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  30. Debbie, Your chair turned out great and I absolutely love the toile drapes. I am so glad you found the flatware caddies and what a deal you got on them. Debbie, Thank you so much for the mention. Hugs, Sherry

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  31. The chair looks great. Good idea using drop cloths for a seat cover.

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  32. Debbie, your room is turning out beautifully (not that I had ANY doubts that it would!) I love the chair makeover, never in a million years would I have though of using drop cloths for upholstery fabric, but it makes so much sense. The drapery panels are gorgeous. And the goodwill finds are great. Really, who is more excited about the trip? What a blessing to be able to show him such a beautiful place, and how lucky that you have a grandson who will appreciate it! Hugs, Kat

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  33. You got a great deal on the Eiffel Tower replica. I bought one in Paris for my grandson and it was around $12 for a smaller one. Love the flatware caddies another great deal. Your bedroom looks great. Love the drapes and your chair. Great idea using the drop cloth. Thanks for the link for the tutorial.

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  34. What a wonderful grandmother you are and you have a very lucky (and well educated) grandson! I know you will enjoy showing France to him and it is a trip he will never forget. Love the chair and that toile is perfect in your bedroom...lively without being "in your face", if you know what I mean.

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  35. OMG Debbie!
    That chair looks wonderful! What a great job on it, you talented lady you!
    And those draperies you made are just stunning!
    I love your vision of this room and how it's all coming together.
    And how many grandkids get to go to France! Lucky Boy!
    You rock Grandma!
    Have a great week and I am so jealous of your GW. It's a treasure trove of goodies!
    Cindy

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  36. Debbie,that is insanely gorgeous! Oh, my goodness!I.LOVE.THAT. CHAIR!I thought it looked good before, but now - WOW! The window treatments are looking fantastic...beautiful colors! And all those thrifty finds are just perfect! You have such a touch for the fine points! A demain! L

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  37. The more I see those shield back chairs, the more I think I need one. You did a great job, it looks so fresh.

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  38. The chair turned out great! La

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  39. Your chair turned out beautifully and is perfect in your room. I love the new look you are creating.

    I also love those caddies...I've never seen anything like them. I will certainly be looking for some now!

    What a wonderful thing to promise your grandson...you will create memories he will treasure forever.

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  40. Love the redo. Bedroom looks so inviting. Also, Happy Birthday to your grandson. What wonderful memories you will make!

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  41. Great chair makeover and a gorgeous bedroom to put it into - fits perfectly. I will need to post your blog to my friend - she is a "plate addict" too! TFS. Jill

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  42. What a beautiful bedroom your making - the fabric - it's one of my favorite, so I just had to comment!

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  43. Love the new finish on the chair, Debbie. It looks great in your master bedroom beneath those awesome draperies. I want to see a close-up of the fabric! And, OMG I am completely enamored with those silverware caddies! I've never seen anything like this before. You find the best stuff at your GW. The green eyed monster is reeling here. LOL
    hugs, Sue

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  44. Hi, Love your chair and your bedroom is gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful new week!
    hugs...
    Bobbi

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  45. The chair looks fabulous! It goes perfectly in your Frenchy room. The flatware caddies are too cute. Now I'll know what they are if I ever see them. :) And what a sweet promise to your grandson. How fun that you guys will get to go to France.

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  46. Debbie,
    Wonderful job on the chair. However, the caddies are absolutely the best.

    Have a great week.

    Carol

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  47. this turned out so good! and i love your cute kitty :)

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  48. Hi Debbie, your chair turned out so fantastically. I really, really like the way it looks. Apparently, Ozzie likes it too. :-)

    Oh my gosh, and those silverware caddies are too much! What a great find and price. I would have been grinning from ear to ear with a find like that.

    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Susan

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  49. First of all, I am formally requesting that the silverware caddies be left to me in your will. Second, you made the draperies? Oh my, just beautiful. I like the chair too, but I am still mesmerized by the other two. Jane F.

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  50. I like how your chair turned out. And I might steal your drop cloth idea for my footstool I am redoing. I had bought some burlap fabric, but I don't think it will stand up to much traffic.

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  51. Debbie this is one amazing and gorgeous room! WOW! Love it!

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  52. Tres chic and really like the cutlery caddies! Don't think I would've known what they were either:) but am SO liking yours!

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  53. Just beautiful. Love the chair! Great job. And love the found treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. How exciting for you (and him) that you get to take your grandson to France, Debbie. Love the chair, it's really pretty and the drapes too. Great finds on the flatware caddies. I have some in clear glass and they are very handy when you are setting up a buffet....Christine

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  55. Oh Debbie, I went to a Savers for the first time last Thurs. I will be on the look out for one of those caddy's like yours, I love them! Great find.
    The chair looks wonderful!!!

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  56. That chair looks so much better in a creamy white. I think the kitty likes it better too. The silverware caddies are so pretty. That was a great find!

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  57. Beautiful chair! The caddy's are so pretty...

    T.bird

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  58. You did an amazing job on that chair. It fits in like it was made for your room.

    And of course I love those silverware caddies - I do believe I have some tucked away somewhere.

    Hope to see you at "Seasonal Sundays"!

    - The Tablescaper

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  59. An absolutely professional chair redo, my dear Debbie!!! it doesn´t seem it your for work on furniture at all.
    Your french style master bedroom is turning our outstandingly wonderful, so elegant, so charming!!!
    I need some Goodwill around here!!!!!!!!!!! just lovely caddies...
    many hugs

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  60. Debbie, what a great look! Your chair is fabulous, looks gorgeous in that bedroom, so inviting and oh so charming!

    Nancy

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  61. Soooo pretty Debbie! Your bedroom looks wonderful! I love all the soft colors. Looks like your chair is a hit with your kitties.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  62. I do remember your chair and you have worked wonders with it. Very French and the French bedroom is beautiful. Love the silverware holders too. a great find. The Eiffel Tower gift and promise for a visit to France is so sweet. The visit of a lifetime at 10. Lucky little boy.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  63. Debbie,
    Your chair makeover looks outstanding and the silverware caddies are very pretty! Happy NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  64. Your chair transformation turned out beautiful and I love those silverware caddies. What a deal you got on them. Patience pays!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  65. Debbie, I absolutely adore your chair! And your caddies are neat, too, and how sweet you are to take your grandson to France! Oh, that will be the highlight of his life. Love it!

    Checking in from break and will hopefully be back the first of Sept.

    Miss you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  66. I'm a sucker for toile and I love how your bedroom is coming out. But then again I am a sucker for anything remotely frenchy in spirit! Nice chair re-do, so elegant now~

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  67. Everything is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  68. Hi Debbie, Thank you! I think Chase is a little handome too! ;)

    I love your chair!! It turned out beautiful and it's perfect in this room. You did Good!

    Have a great day! Kristen

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  69. You did a great job on the chair, and you've helped me with a delima.

    I have a wooden rocking chair that I'm doing for my granddaughter's bedroom. The back is simple but cute, and I wanted to do some stenciling on it. But I also wanted to put cushions in it and was planning to make tie on's for both seat and back. After seeing your chair, I'm thinking a fluffy cushion for the seat and a rolled pillow for the back. That way I can stencil the back and it will be seen.

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  70. Everything looks great. And Goodwill, mind you, I can't believe it. You've found some wonderful treasures for sure!

    Candylei

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  71. What a beautiful job you've done on the chair!

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  72. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh my goodness!!! My friend, I just adore what you're doing in your bedroom! It looks just like it has stepped out of a french decorating magazine! You know how I love toile...your draperies are sooo beautiful! What a GRAND job you did! Ohhh...and that pretty frenchy chair turned out beautifully as well! I love the finish that you did on it! Sooo very beautiful, my friend!

    Wow...what a great deal you got on the pretty lacy silverware caddies! I have been keeping my eye out for some...but no such luck yet! So happy for you, Debbie! Thank you so much for sharing more of your lovely home with us! You know...I can hardly wait to see your finished bedroom!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  73. Beautiful chair redo, Debbie.

    I love those flatware caddies. I'll have to add them to my list of things to look for.

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  74. Oh Debby, your bedroom looks gorgeous! I want to come stay in it, but if I did, you might never get rid of me! I love everything about this little corner you showed! When I come for a visit, I may bring a piece of furniture or two for you to refinish. You did such a fabulous job on that chair. Once again, I'm envious of your GW Store! Those flatware caddies are soooo pretty and what a great deal you got on them! Thank you for linking all of this wonderfulness to Favorite Things Sat. (How exciting to be going back to France and taking your g'son! So many memories to be made on that trip-can I be your daughter and go with you?) Have a great weekend. laurie

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  75. I am soooo stinkin' jealous of all your wonderful finds...I may have to go to confession tonight before Mass. :/ I'm sure its a sin to envy someone as much as I do you.

    The chair, the footstool, the AWESOME silverware caddies...I wanna rob your house. Its a good thing I don't know where you live!!!!! JK, of course. How about I just move in with you???

    Oh & don't forget the TRIP TO FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! How GRAND!!!

    I really am happy for you, Deb, honest I am. :-)

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  76. Debbie, you have my heart in this post, and you know it! ;). The chair is TOTALLY divine! Love the lacy silver caddies... We have got to go junk in together! I'll take a half day off! ;). Let's try to chat this week! Hugs! CC

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  77. LOVE your bedroom transformation -- absolutely beautiful!!!

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  78. It's gorgeous! I'd love to feature it a future article at Examiner.com. I write a column on art & crafts and am focusing on DIY home this month. Please let me know if you are interested! All I would need is permission to link to your site and a photo (which I can pull down from your blog) which will be credited to you. Thanks!

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  79. GREAT POST! LOVE the music...and I so want another cat. I miss mine so much! *sigh*

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie