Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chevy




Here's a story of a lovely ottoman that I purchased at yet another garage sale.  The fabric was a basic floral fabric reminiscent of the 90's.


  The thing that drew me to this find was the LEGS!!!!  What a great set of stems!  Immidiately after seeing this piece I knew what I wanted to do to it.

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I enlisted Annie Sloans Graphite to give the legs a hot new look.



Nothing like taking photos  to highlight all the areas you miss. Don't worry, I've got that all worked out now.

Here it is now......a little CHEVY!

So much better, don't ya think!



Before...

After...

This chevy looks pretty zippy! 

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27 comments:

  1. Wow...what an improvement! Love the chevron print you chose! Great job!!! Hopped over from Transformation Thursday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  2. Thanks Judy. I am loving chevron right now glad you liked it:) checking out your sight. It looks like lots of fun!
    Rachel

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  3. What a great job you did on the ottoman! Awesome! I really like your fabric choice. Linda

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  4. A vast improvement, for sure! ~ Maureen

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  5. Now that is a transformation! I love the chevron fabric! I would love for you to share on my weekly Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday!

    http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/08/blog-stalking-thursday-55.html

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  6. I love what you did with the ottoman. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  7. Great transformation! Love those legs with the casters. Chevron was a great choice!

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  8. So much better! You gave that ottoman such a great makeover! Love the chevron.

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  9. OMG...that is the exact ottoman I have been trying to find at a SA or Goodwill. Love it :)


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  10. I am so in love with this! I love the chevron and graphite paint...isn't that a great color? I just used it yesterday to paint a secretary. I'm following along now...

    Kristen

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  11. Chevron stripes are all the rage and you did it in such a classic beautiful way! I love this ottoman and wish I owned it! ha I just found your blog and am your newest follower! If you ever have time come check out mine!

    -Peggy

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  12. I love the chevron!
    How pretty!
    Nice redo!
    Thanks for linking up this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  13. I'm still in awe that it's the same ottoman from the before photo....remarkable!! What a great make over. I've featured you on today's Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/08/new-tuesday-ten.html

    Thanks for linking up yesterday!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I had a lot of fun with this piece and I love the way it turned out. Glad you liked it too.
      Rachel

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  14. what a difference! totally up to date and chic now!

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  15. I'm loving chevron right now! Great transformation! Glad I found you on Miss Mustard Seed and happy I subscribed! Stop by for a visit on my blog if you would like :)

    http://withtimeinmind.blogspot.ca/

    Jill

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  16. Oh, I just love this!!! You'll be featured this week on Friday. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. You're welcome to grab an "I've been featured" button.

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  17. Hi Rachel,
    This is a really great redo. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  18. Incredible transformation! I love, love, love the gray chevron stripes. Angela from Mrs. White Twig and Tea

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  19. I love your line "A great pair of stems", I will dub my legs stems from now on...Love the makeover, it's just gorgeous!

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  20. What a great makeover! Digging the new "chevy" fabric too. I'm a new follower :) Thanks for stopping by Inspiration Cafe.

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