It’s that time of year when having a throw blanket to curl up with is really important.
I love piling up a group of throws in soft, natural colors with some of our custom pillows –
It’s hard to resist going by this chair without stroking the throws which do not disappoint!
They are soft & luxurious – so cozy!
The iron canopy bed in our Bonne Nuit colored bedroom is virtually packed with custom made pillows…
Textillery throw blankets are piled here…they are acrylic chenille and just exquisite.
I have several at home and can’t bear to actually use them – I just love to drape them everywhere – ooh la la!
Below a gorgeous purple silk drapery embroidered with sprigs of leaves shimmers with a reddish tinge when you move it…
a fabulous multi-colored bullion adorns it as it hangs over the entrance doorway to this bedroom.
I love the way the ready made 100% cotton organdy embroidered floral drapes hang on the other side of the doorway
creating a multi-layered elegance and depth – very pleasing to the eye (mine anyway).
I decided to experiment with the Annie Sloan paints…
so i bought some Paris Grey and some Clear Wax and have been painting everything in sight for the last couple of days…
out in front of The Whistling Elk in the courtyard.
This is actually a before shot….
The bottom legs/skirt etc has been coated with Annie Sloan “Paris Grey” while the top has an old coat of a beige tone benjamin moore paint on it.
Originally this table had a dark stain on it. It has been hanging around for a while and was pretty beat up.
When i selected it to experiment with i thought it might be fun because when distressed it would show the dark stain thru the beige…and the Paris Grey.
I also selected this table because it has nice detail for painting. The top has a raised pattern to it around the edges which
is separated from the center by two circular grooves which i plan to gild. And, the little finial
at the bottom of the leg stretchers is screaming out for gold…
So with my design plan in my head and the brush in my hand, the Annie Sloan paint went on easily and covered well…waxing was easy too.
After sanding the table and distressing it to the level i desired i painted a fleur de lis on top with some antique gold paint i had around
and also put the gold in the round grooves and on the outer edges of the table.
Then i waxed it again…
The next day I sanded it down again, distressing the gold paint and the fleur de lis.
I sanded some spots down to the very dark stain but decided i didnt like what i had so repainted/waxed some spots and re-distressed.
I actually really like the soft beige coming thru the Paris Grey.
I also decided not to distress to strongly overall as i liked the softness of the look. So, when i was satisfied with what i had i waxed it one last time. The next day i buffed it out.
I had these two upholstered chairs so i painted and distressed the chair legs to go with the table!
It was easy – paint, wax, sand/distress, wax….Voila!
So Very, Very Shabby Chic and perfect for Little Paris!!
here’s what the chair legs looked like before…
So the bottom line is that i am enjoying the whole process and having lots of fun with the Annie Sloan Paints!
Stay tuned because i hateto waste time so have been painting on other little projects which are coming along…
Friday we got a new sofa for The Whistling Elk shop floor!
Its very beautiful and comfortable and has that shabby chic appeal which means it also works for Little Paris.
It’s sheer elegance for your home!!
The main fabric is an off white and the decorative pillows have embroidered designs in icey blue.
It’s simple and elegant – just what i like for good interior design and will work in either a formal or informal room. Perfect!
I set it up in the back of the shop near the custom cabinetry and my favorite picture of an elegant lady – just love her.
The sofa is grouped with a gold chenille swivel chair from Hancock and Moore ….
I love the way the mirrored cocktail table reflects all the color around it. It adds a special elegance to the whole setting.
The sofa was worth waiting for….It was supposed to arrive around noon and instead showed up after 7:30 pm….
Sometimes in retail you have to have a very open schedule and be very, very patient!
took a quick shot of this new conversation chair that just came in to The Whistling Elk…
I’s nice clean lines make it transitional….and the fabric, a nubby linen blend, is a soft off-white
that will make this chair a star in many different settings. The frame is a distressed black with nailhead trim.
Gotta love that detail! It sits really nice and best of all the price is reasonable!
Two of these with a little table in between will improve the seating situation in any room!
Like this cute little table for instance…
It’s a distressed black but the center art is in gray tones. It’s a great size for the chair.
Beautiful chairs are a weakness of mine….along with about ten thousand other things. This hancock & moore chair makes me want to curl up with my cup of tea and snuggle with that soft throw.