Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cinderella Goes to the Ball

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I'm so excited to participate in Susan's Met Monday! I have to say that out of everything that enjoy creating.... a trash to treasure is surely my favorite!

I picked up this little orphan at the thrift store for $ 2.00 . This had been someone's dining room chair for many years. The right arm had been gnawed on either by a dog or a baby, not sure which... had to get the trusty sander out and smooth it out a bit. It had seen better days and even the cashier looked at it and just had a pitiful expression on her face.




.. I really think she felt sorry for me for having to buy such a sorry piece of firewood... But I had some grand plans for this little baby....


A little white paint, black accents and a dashing black and white damask fabric was all it took to get Cinderella to the ball...

POOOOOOOF !!!!!!!!



So you might call me the "Fairy Godmother" ..........





One of my favorite creations. As most of you know I have a little addiction to chairs and this is one is close to my heart.

Thanks for poppin' by, now go see some more amazing transformations at Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.

70 comments:

Charlene said...

The chair was great! I can just imagine the clerk at the store. They just don't see things like we do. Sometimes I don't see what others do either. :) But what I loved most of all was the use of the Cinderella Fairy Godmother images. HOW DID YOU DO THAT? Clever girl! Thanks for sharing.

tardevil said...

Love the black & white, not to mention the cane! You should take before/after pictures back to the lady at the the thrift store, and maybe she won't feel so bad for you the next time. She might even save you some more! Thought about you last week when I passed through NE Columbia!

ksarra said...

You've definitely got an "eye" for a diamond in the rough. What a beautiful project!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, your "chair visions" are absolutely extrodinary! You are the fairy godmother of chairs. Love this transformation. Now, let's talk about a chair I need in my bedroom...
Loved your comment on my blog about us being alike-you are so funny! laurie

squawmama said...

Wow what a great transformation... It is stunning all dressed up for the ball... you are so talented and had the vision to make an ugly duckling into a swan... GREAT job

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Happy To Be said...

Rose thats some mighty fine looking fire wood girl..you are just too good at this..you need to show us your sun room chairs..those I just love..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Momovthree said...

Look at that gorgeous chair! What a wonderful job you did, it looks amazing. A shadow of its former self for sure. The cashier should see it now. :)
~Michelle

Justine said...

I remember the first time you posted that pic how amazed I was by the transformation. I'm STILL amazed and think it's absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Justine :o )

ellen b said...

You are a fairy Godmother! Beautiful job! I really like your trash to treasure!!

Rhonda said...

I LOVE you chair transformation! Very creative the way you painted it! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Rhonda

kbbryant said...

Will you be my fairy godmother please. I want your chair!

Love it

Kathy b

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love what you did with this chair. It is... amazing!
Hugs, Terrie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great transformation, Rose. I especially love the fabric you chose for the seat! Thanks for participating in MM! :-) Susan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Fairy Godmother, I'm so glad you rescued this beauty and she got to go to the ball. She is beautiful.. Thanks for sharing her beauty with us .. have a super evening my friend... hugs ~lynne~

~CC Catherine said...

Love the chair transformation! I think black and white is always the "right choice" for the right place! Super "Francais et Chic"! ~CC ;)

Susan said...

Wow... what a transformation of your chair!

I am going to have to look twice at chairs form now on!

Kristens Creations said...

your chair turned out fabulous! I wish the cashier could see it now! Kristen

mah said...

Fairygod mother what a beauty! Nothing better than an old chair, paint and fabric! Do you know how many chairs you have? I count mine sometimes but then I forget how many, because I know for sure that I don't have enough!!! M. Ann

Cottage Rose said...

Wow if they could see it now. I just love the black and white, it does not even look like the same chair. You did an amazing job, you should take a photo to the lady and show her. lol

Hugs;
Alaura

mbkatc230 said...

Wow! I love what you did with this, and the fact that you had the vision to see what it could be. Great job. Kathy

Diane said...

Ahhh Rose, you certainly have a magic touch for pitiful chairs. It's beautiful, but then, all of your transformations are beautiful! ♥ Diane

Candy said...

Nice change. Take a seat and relax.
Thanks for stopping by to see my chickens.
Candy

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh Rose!!! Wonderful!!! Amazing...but we all know how gifted you are in the chair department. Your two old ladies on the porch are still my all-time favs!! I remember them from rms. And oui, j'ai du Grey-Poupon!! You are a hoot! When is the next Scotts? Have a good week...Debbie

Shelia said...

Oh, Rose! How marvelous. Honey you do have vision! This is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mabry's gamma said...

The chair is stunning. Love it!

Your certainly had an eye for the potential. Wish I had that gift.

Ma'dame French said...

You know I love that chair said so before when you posted in on RMS and I still love it! What a great find;) French

Lana G! said...

Cinderella indeed! That turned out awesome!!

Cynthia said...

Hi Rose,
I remember you from RMS. Love, Love, Love the chair and the great vision you have. It's so french chic. Cindy

Cynthia said...

Hi again,
How do i add on to your blog? Cindy

xinex said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation! You are so talented. The fabric is so pretty. Now, are you sure you did not just buy a new chair? I guess not, cause I don't think you can buy a chair as pretty as that..Christine

Nancy W said...

Great job! That would look fab in my studio will have to lift your idea for one of my chairs! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

WOWZA!

Margaret said...

Could I love it anymore? I think not..its beautiful..you are very talented and I think I may have to go shopping and try to do something like this.

Wendy said...

Great transformation! Your chair looks wonderful and I love the black and white fabric. You have a great eye for seeing how things can be.

Wendy

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That is ADORABLE! You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

ann said...

Welcome back and you know I LOVE your transformations.I love this chair and am still looking for one I can afford or two,ha.Thank you so much for stopping by.It's always so nice to "see"you.Will you stop by Tues,Trash to Treasure,it's a teeny weeny tribute
to you.And I do mean teeny weeny.So don't expect an OSCAR.HAHA....Ann

Helen said...

Oh, Santamaker .. you have indeed worked your magic! Lovely...

Bo said...

Well, now I know why I don't have beautiful chairs...I wouldn't have batted an eye in the direction of that poor thing...but, I sure would LOVE to have it now! Great transformation...you are an artist! ;-) Bo

countrygirl3031 said...

Beautiful!

Hugz,
Michele

Sarah said...

WOW!!! Awesome job!

Lynn said...

The chair looks wonderful, you did a great job. I am still working on my fainting couch, it is comming along great all the wood is refinished. Springs are back in order and I am excited to start on the fabric. I'll be adding some pictres this week... Trash to Treasure I LOVE IT!!!

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

I certainly do bow myself down before you...oh gracious and great Fairy Godmother!!! I just know that you have magical powers in those fingertips...hehe!!!

Girlfriend, I remember seeing this chair on RMS...oh my, how could I forget such a beauty!!! It's fabulous!!! And how you came up with painting the black design on those legs...ahhh...it just makes that pretty little chair! Love that beautiful black & white damask too!!! You're so talented, my Fairy Godmother...uhhh...I mean, my friend!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Kim Chalfant said...

The chair turned out great. It would look even better in my bedroom. Tee hee!!!

redsoxmom said...

Amazing transformation! Love it!! Love it!!

Blessings.

Diane said...

Hi Rose! Thanks for coming by to visit! ♥♥♥

Steve called our floor installer friend to discuss my gouged areas. He's going to cut the tongue & pull up the damaged planks & replace them.

I have a bunch of the moving scooty pads, but Steve & Chris would have had to pick up each end of the behemoth curio cabinet to put the pads under it... It's a BIG cabinet & very heavy, especially with all my sparkly treasure in it that I didn't want to unload. I thought I could move it without involving them, but gouging the floor didn't enter my mind.... My BAD!

♥ Diane

Karla said...

It's beautiful! I can't believe that you got it for $2! Nice!! I have a couple of chairs that I want to recover and yours definitely gives me some inspiration! Thank you!

~Karla

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Gorgeous! The black and white combo is striking! You did a wonderful job! ...would you share that wand? I sure could use it! :) ~Rhonda

nikkicrumpet said...

I remember this chair from RMS...it has to be one of the most amazing transformations ever!!! I wish you could take it back and show it to the cashier lol

~♥~ Monica S said...

It's gorgious!! :-)
GREAT JOB!

Monica

Steph said...

Enjoyed your transformation! It's beautiful!

Linda said...

Redone and reloved, how great!
I like your choice of fabric.
Linda

Tootsie said...

now that is FANTASTIC!!!! good for you!

The Bliss Journey said...

Wow, it doesn't look like the same chair. It would fit in with my blog banner.
Great job!
Kathleen

tam said...

WoW that chair looks terrific-great job air God mother!LoL! I have to confess -I also love chairs! I mean I could buy them up like shoes! But my husband just wont have it-darn! Once in a while I sneak one in-:)Right now I am on the hunt for dinningroom chairs and a little rocker for my granddaughter. Hope you are having an awesome week!~Smiles~Tam!

bj said...

OOO, yes, i do remember this transformation. In fact, I do think I used your chair on one of my postings last yr sometime. The chair turned out soooo pretty..just like everything you do. You are such a talent!!
I am so ready to see some more of your pretty house...
hugs, bj
and I mentioned you today on my blog...;O)

tardevil said...

I miss Irmo too...the mall, West Columbia Antique mall, I could go on & on...I liked living there better than here. In fact, my house there just sold (finally), so that was really sad.

xashee's corner said...

the chair looks FANTASTIC! you did a GREAT job!! i am LOVING your blog and thank you so much for ALLLLLL that you share of your BEAUTIFUL home and decorations (& animals too!) Hope your day is WONDERFUL! :D

Bridget said...

Bibbity, bobbity, boo, it's amazing what you can do with an ugly old chair that no one else wants to love!

Linda said...

That chair is gorgeous....I think I'll begin stalking chairs. What vision you have!

carolinajewel said...

WOW! That's an amazing transformation!!!! Such a beautiful chair (after)! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!!! :D Jewel

Olive Rue said...

Hi Rose! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. It's nice to see a local face on here.

Your chair transformation is great! I didn't see the Atlanta Housewives until after it went off for the season. But I have seen cips online. Did you see it all the way through?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose.. you are just the sweetest to swing by.. your comment made me blush girl.. I think you might be a little biased.. lol.. I hope all is well your way... hugs ~lynne~

The Muse said...

SUPERB!

The Fun Fairy! said...

That chair is gorgeous! What a transformation!

Kat said...

WOW! You do know how to Bibbity Bobbity Boo! The chair looks fabulous. No one would think of burning it now.

Chris said...

I love it when a piece of furniture is given a new life and you certainly did this one proud. I have a fixation with tables, but it's a little hard to sit on them. LOL Thanks for stopping by, I've missed you. Also, I love Clearwater too, they have the prettiest beach around.

Hugs,
Chris

Lynette said...

I remember that chair from RMS - I was amazed then and I'm still amazed. I can't "look" at things like that and imagine them re-purposed - I just don't have the eye!! You sure do though - it looks great!!

Hope you're doing well - I've missed talking with you!

The Fun Fairy! said...

Thanks so much for the positivity on an issue that I'm still trying to work through. It really lifted my spirits to know I'm not alone out there. Thanks again! Happy writing!

Olive Rue said...

E-mail me at OliveRue@yahoo.com and I will fill you in on the hot spots. Would love for us to get together for lunch sometime. Oh and welcome to GA.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Great makeover ! I am applauding you. Can you hear me ? LOL .I love chairs too !