I also had to tell you I was featured here over at Apartment Therapy! Go over and take a look at their space! So much inspiration.
I have to tell you what I really wanted for my birthday. I really wanted this French Laundry chair. Oh, I am in love. I decided to make my own because two thousand dollars is out of my price range. Ahem. Even the fabric (which is beautiful) is expensive at fifty dollars a yard.
This chair was sitting outside an Antique store when I walked by it about twelve years ago. I loved it. It is my oldest piece of furniture, and has had many looks.
It has been a shiny turquoise, and white and red check, a floral Waverly print, a drop cloth, a red toile, I could go on and on.
I went to Joann's and found this perfect fabric in the muslin section. It looks like linen. It is soft and worn looking and is $3.99 a yard! I also had my 40% off coupon with me. I got four yards and staples for the staple gun and went to town.
My husband came up with the letters I put on the chair. His company is called Smith Brothers, so I put the SB on the back of it. It has been in his family since 1882, so I put that on the seat along with the number 5 because he is the fifth generation.
I love my new chair, but sometimes there is nothing like the real thing.