Saturday, April 23, 2011

WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN.......

They're back!  In time for a little Easter breakfast!  In fact, I already had the table set.  The painting was well worth the wait.  Caryn, of Caryn  Aiken's Decorative Painting was the responsible artist who worked out all of the details of how I wanted them to look.  Wood vs. paint was a hard decision.  Once I had made the decision, I knew there was no going back.  I had owned these chairs for 39 years.  The striped silk moire had been on the chairs for 19 years and it was just time for a well deserved change. 



Soft grays, we used three shades and a glaze.
At the head of the chair is the silver leaf and gold leaf
which created a champagne finish on the carved detail.





With an extensive collection of blue and white acquired from European
travels, I decided to bring those collections together.  All plates are a different
pattern.  It all works together because there is a "constant" of rattan chargers
and yellow chargers which brings the collection altogether and makes
the different patterns work.




Love it, love it, love it!!!





I have decided for the house walk, that I must use pink.  Tried that out
and it is amazing.......


 

The back of the chair and the subtle rubbing off of the gray paint to
make them look older than they are.  They truly look like a French antique!
The Sunbrella indoor/outdoor soft white linen.............if anything should spill, soap
and water and a scrub brush and spots will be gone. . . . . .( I have started using outdoor
fabrics indoors) for my clients as well.  Great satisfaction has been achieved, especially
for young families which spills are just a part of everyday life!





BEFORE






AFTER


HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF YOU
WHO CELEBRATE THIS HOLY SEASON!


 

7 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Your chairs look absolutely fabulous. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Happy Easter ! ;-)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Wow, this really changes the look of your dining room. It was so nice before, but these chairs are truly elegant!

Eileen

Anonymous said...

Lovely mom!

Remembered your bright beautiful baskets of love today...or was it the easter bunny?

I love you much. Nice work on the chairs and all your beautiful touches.

KH

Pat said...

Mary Anne, your chairs are absolutely gorgeous!

I love the table setting also.

Velvet and Linen said...

They look beautiful, Mary Anne! Quite a transformation.
It was so wonderful seeing you this weekend.
I can't thank you enough for your company and your driving services LOL!
Please send my love to Holly.

xo xo
Brooke

lifeonthecutoff said...

I love them! All of them! The chairs, the fabric, the paint, and the lovely table setting, Mary Anne. You always inspire me.

Karena said...

Hi Mary Anne I just came over from Brooke's. What a fun weekend and I am so happy to find you!!

Love your chairs

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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