“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”
It’s beginning to feel a lot like au-tumn. ♬
Did you sing that sentence? I hope so. 🙂
I think I might love the first hint of the next season even more than the actual season itself. Is that weird? There’s just something about that all-of-a-sudden *snap* that whispers, “Surprise! I’m back!“. Such a cool a shift, ya know? I’m especially smitten with the turn September takes down here in South. Feeling Fall flicker after 4-ish months of humid heat and stickin’ to your seat is straight up sweet, y’all. 🙂
Makes me want to have some folks over for supper. Throw the front door open, the screen door closed, and fellowship A/C and skeeter free!
It’s time to put those newly-recovered dining chairs to good use, too. Mr. Berry did such a good job, didn’t he? A little ticking, a little jute, a little blue jean- voilà: farmhouse fresh!
Funny story about that denim: I found it (and the other fabrics) at Jo-Ann’s. I went in on a mission to find the perfect shade. Something a little worn-and-washed, a little “home farm bibs”. Next to all the other much-darker denims, that one jumped out the second I saw it, so I brought it up to the cutting counter, and the gal with the scissors started unfolding my bolt. That’s when we discovered it had been wrapped wrong-side out. And on the right side? A much-darker denim covered in red and silver glitter butterflies. Ha!
My friend Jenny monogrammed the seat backs for me. Can you believe I didn’t even have to tell her which side to put the “P” on? 😉
Oh my goodness!!! Where do you get these incredible ideas! Love, love, LOVE it!!
Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
These are gorgeous! Another DIY project for my husband to do. But maybe if I make a few cookies for him.
Thank you, Louise! Denim and jute and ticking are some of my favorite fabrics, so I sort of just let them take the reins! 😀
I love the wood stain color & the fabric/patterns are awesome!! So cozy & farmhouse, yet fun!!
I want to know where you get your ideas from too! They are fabulous.
I think this one was just inspired by the fabrics I wanted to use, Mandy. I love me some denim and ticking! 😀
I’ve found that the “wrong” side of the fabric is often my favorite. Once upon a time, I wouldn’t use it, because I was caught up in the “rules” saying which side was supposed to be used. Silly, isn’t it? Now I’ll flip it over, bleach it, dye it, whatever it takes. Love your chairs! And the jute? Perfect! How did you use it for the piping? I’d love to see a construction picture.
What a fantastic job on the chairs. Love your addition of blue to your home, which is so warm and inviting looking
Love the best elements (character and coziness) of these dining chairs.
I would love to know how you found your upholsterer. Were the ideas all yours, or did he bring some thoughts to the project too. I’m also curious about how jute was used as piping. It’s such beautiful work-simply delightful.
I asked a local interior designed friend- Ashley Gilbreath. The ideas were all mine except for adding the jute trim around the seat cushion, that was Mr. Berry’s. 🙂
The jute piping came attached to a flat piece of “ribbon”, so he just sewed that into place!
Looks GREAT! What font is the “P”? My last name is also Palmer so I’m always looking for pretty “P’s”. Thank you!
I’ll check with Jenny, Bobbi! 🙂
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as always, PHENOMENAL!!
Your chairs are gorgeous! I love denim and ticking too.
I love the change of seasons the same way you do! Love that I’m not alone. The chairs are just perfect. What a great job.
Oh, what a FUN butterfly-and-glitter surprise somebody is going to have 50 years from now when they take that now tattered and stained upholstery apart! Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall on that day? 😉
Love these! What a sweet addition, and such a creative look!!! Just purrrrrfect!
Well, this chair is just the cutest thing ever! I love the combination of the ticking with the denim and jute – perfect farmhouse choices.
Beautiful project and chairs! Would love to see a sample of the butterfly and glitter “right side” of the fabric. The denim “wrong side” is a great shade! Thanks.
I forgot to take a photo, Marie! :-/ I bet they’ll have it at your Jo-Ann’s though. 🙂
The chair is just plain beautiful! I would have never thought to do the seat the way you did. Very, very stunning.
I do a lot of sewing, especially quilts. A friend in the fabric store says “There’s the right side, and the other right side, of the fabric.” Glad you found the right side!
Hmm, this would fit in well in my home, and MY last name also begins with “P” … if your chair comes up missing, better head to Michigan! 🙂
Haha! Your chairs have a fancy secret. 😉 I love how they turned out, and the “P” is the icing on the cake!
Marianne in Mo.
VERY pretty! Elegant without the fussiness! Love the whole thing! Kudos to your upholsterer and monogrammer!
I love that chair, and I love the idea of all those butterflies hiding inside it. 🙂
And I did sing that sentence.
Simply Lovely, such a nice addition to the chairs I love it 🙂
Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor