Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and Pillows For The Vintage Chairs

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a fun New Years celebration. I made this banner from a download from The TomKat Studio. What a fabulous blog for party inspiration!

At the end of November I showed you how I took these two vintage chairs from my Grandmother's basement 

and turned them into this:
I purchased some fabric and made some pillows, but didn't get to show them to you with all the Christmas posts.

Well, Liz (from Infused with Liz) noticed my pillows in my Christmas Decorating In The Foyer post. Good eye, Liz!
I thought I could sneak them by everyone without you noticing!

Here are the chairs and pillows up close and personal...

I photographed the chairs and pillows in the Dining Room since they looked so good against the gray paint.

The Foyer is going to be painted greige in the next couple of months. Can't wait to get that project finished!

Today's the day we take down our Christmas trees. All the other decorations are all put away and organized in boxes in our basement. Now on to projects for the new year.
I'm going to have to prioritize my list of projects to start; there are about 6 of them that I can't wait to get started on.
Have any of you made any New Years resolutions yet? Really the only one I have that's on my list is to lose a few more pounds. I lost 25 pound in 2011 and only gained back 2 during the holidays! I think that's pretty good, all things considered! I might do a post on how I finally was able to lose the weight....without exercising!
Would love to hear your New Years resolutions/goals, if  you've made any.

Happy 2012!!!


  1. Hi Pam,
    I love your chair redo. The fabric is so pretty and the pillows are perfect.

    Beautiful foyer too.


  2. I love the chairs and the pillows! Congrats on only gaining 2 lbs. I wish I could say that! I lost about 30 in 2011 and have gained at least 5 over the holidays, since Thanksgiving. I've got to get control of myself, quickly! Happy New Year, looking forward to seeing your projects!

  3. Love the pillows! I finally got a sewing machine for Christmas, and am excited/nervous to start using it. Pillows are one thing I want to make :) Would love to hear the weight loss with no exercise story!

  4. Lovely pillows and great chairs! Congrats on the weight loss too!!! Hubby just started his diet with his brothers today :). Any tips? XO Cindy

  5. Those are great pillows! I love the New Years Banner too!!!

    Creatively Living

  6. Just beautiful, I love the fabric and pattern of the pillows, love the chairs too!

  7. Love those chairs and adore the new pillows! You are one crafty woman! Your foyer looks just lovely! For the new year, I am going to try to lose 3 to 4 pounds a month. That seemed more doable than to say I want to lose 30 lbs.! I also want to work on my photography biz and see where that leads me in the new year! Happy New Year to you!

  8. Those pillows are gorgeous! And love the chairs, too! I applaud your weight loss...yes, please do tell how you did this without exercise! I've regained 25 (YIKES!) of the 40 that I'd lost a couple years ago & MUST get busy losing this (ONCE again!)! Blessings!

  9. Your entryway is so pretty and I love the striped fabric you chose for the chairs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. The chairs are so lovely and so are the pillows. Happy new year!

  11. Love those chairs and pillows! The greek key fabric is one of my favorites!

  12. Love how the chairs turned out, and the pillows are so pretty too Pam! Cute banner.

  13. The chairs look so amazing ... especially with their new cushions and against the gray. That color will be a HUGE transformation in your entry. Can't wait to see the results.

    Oh, and I'm your newest follower!


  14. Love the pillows, there's something about pillows that make chairs complete! I have a couple of chairs very much like your two! I'm a new friend...drop by to visit give-away going on!!


  15. LOL- I do have big eyes! I love your pillows- they came out great and look perfect with the newly finished chairs! Your grandmother would be proud to see them!

  16. Love the chairs and pillows! Looking forward to everything you have planned this year. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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