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Garage Sale Score - Part II

by - Sunday, July 19, 2009

...and this is the reason why only one person in the HandyLuster household will get to enjoy the chair! Yes, its a miniature throne fit for a princess. I think its so adorable. The lady who sold it to us said she put her china dolls in the chair. We'll use it for our own little doll :)

So what are we going to do with the chair? Well, I'd like to use different fabrics on the front and back, like

We have some fabric leftover from the curtains and banquette in Chloe's room, plus some striped IKEA fabric leftover from the kitchen roman blind:

The curtain fabric with the swirlies has a nice sheen to it. It feels silky and would make the chair feel a bit glam. I like it for the front of the chair. For the back, either the striped fabric or the gingham fabric could work. The gingham would be a bit more traditional and suits the style of the chair. I really like stripes on a chair but I'm not sure these two work together. What do you think?

To finish off the edges, we could do a gimp trim like
Just Beachy does with her fab chair makeovers. Here's one she did... isn't it lovely.

As for the paint finish, I'm not sure yet. Suggestions? Canary yellow? Creamy white? Robin's Egg Blue? Lilac? Whatever it is, we'll be painting Chloe's dear little doll bed and mini vanity from Nana the same colour.

Isn't baby-sized furniture the cutest thing? :)

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  1. That gave me a good laugh , she looks so cute sitting there , and by the way I LOVE your new header , too cute.
    The chairs are pretty easy to recover , have fun , can't wait to see , thanks for including my chair.

  2. She's adorable, and so is the chair.

  3. What a cute picture! I can't wait to see how you re-cover the chair.

  4. I love the contrast of the swirls with the stripes. A creamy white would set everything off beautifully.

  5. Ohmigosh, it's mini?! CUTE.

  6. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Love the little bitty thing...totally didn't see that coming! I love it. Can't wait to see it recovered!

  7. Anonymous12:08 PM

    What the heck! You got us. It's adorable. I like the idea of the swirls and the stripes, and for paint, I love the idea of the robin's egg blue. Espeically since her room is yellow-y. Oh, and maybe not same-same matchy-matchy color on the other furniture. Would that be overkill?

    What a darling find. Hurry and do the updating before she grows out of it!


  8. chris - I'll be contacting you for some reupholstering tips!

    Ha, fooled you all ;)

  9. OMGosh! What a precious find! I love your fabric options, I can't decide!

  10. I am in LOVE with the mini chair....I love petite things....and people!

    The swirls and stripes are beautiful together, and I would probably go the safe off-white colour for the wood, though it could look awesome in a real colour? Robin's egg blue intrigues me.

    Can't wait to see the transformation!

  11. Oh my goodness where have I been! That little bundle of yours has grown into a beautiful little person! She is super cute in the chair photo.

    Paint it a light color and recover it in that curtain swirl fabric (very modern for a new/old chair) - She will keep it forever!

  12. That is so incredibly cute! Priceless photo.

  13. how fun! i like the swirlies and the stripes combo. and i like the idea of painting the furniture a color.

  14. Too cute! Can't wait to see what you do with this little gem :)

  15. amymexico062:49 AM

    It's an awesome garage sale find. Your daughter looks absolutely regal sitting in her throne!

  16. If she can use the chair that would be just too cute

  17. Wow, what a great chair! Mini furniture is adorable. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  18. Why is it that little things always make us smile?? lol Thanks- great finds!

  19. how adorable is that little throne?

    Ive been giving baby-size furniture and I'm repainting them yellow ! :P


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