Monday, August 16, 2010

Mutant Turtle

Years ago, I picked up a $5 chair on a Saturday morning yard sale. Jason thought I was crazy for even spending that much money on such an ugly thing, but we needed something to sit on! I recovered it, halfway successfully, and it was OK for the guest room. When we found out about baby #4, we knew we would have to renovate our hot tub room and create more space for this sweet little one! But furniture? Help the needy. I robbed the guest room.

Thanks to a fresh coat of paint, and the help of a MUCH more experienced sewing friend who recovered the cushions, I have a new chair! And we like it!

We're not so happy with Little Miss Turtle. Jason's grandpa had made this cute little thing, but it needed an update. This is her second color. The first coat was a little too appley-green, and I was going for chartreuse. We agree that the ribbon and her skirt are wrong, but I'm stuck. I think I took this picture before her second coat of chartreuse, so she's looking a little more perky now. She's also missing her eyes, which are to be reinstalled upon her finish. Is the zebra fabric wrong too? I think my creativity got out of control.

6 comments:

Wynette said...

I love them both! I think the turtle is perfect, but if is going to live in the same room as the chair, a blue ribbon (to match the chair) might be nice...

Days Family said...

Stunning Joyce! You are a talented lady. City people would pay big money for something so fashionable. Great design and color, love it.

sherri said...

Very chic and unique! Love it! How about more photos of the finished baby room? :)

Wanita said...

Love it and the turtle is perfect-o!!!

Lisa said...

I love it! The colors are so great! I think too that the turtle just needs a little bit of blue to match the chair. If a new ribbon doesn't do the trick, you could see what she looks like without the skirt. But I love the zebra print. It looks like such a fun, happy room!

heather said...

I think it's very shabby chic. You are very creative. :)