Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shabby little dining table and chairs


Take a look at that gorgeous wallpaper in the downstairs of the shabby chic house, once again it's 1:1 wallpaper with a small print.

The backs and seats of the chairs were part of a kitset from a magazine series. I gave them new front legs and added the bead trim around the seats and also added the flower embelishment on the backs.

I made this 'pie crust' table at the club a while ago. The lady who showed us how to make these tables was 90 years old!! She still uses a lathe and turned the piece of wood for the pedestal of the tables for us. The rest we had to do ourselves! Of course she had sanded and stained her own one to perfection. However, I have never been able to get mine to stand up properly so it was in the box of 'things to fix later' (a rather large box!) . But the other day I saw it and it was just screaming to be in the shabby house. I've got it standing as straight as I can! (It doesn't look so straight in that pic, I'm sure it's the angle I took the photo on, lol!)
Thanks for all the lovely quilt comments! I made another quilt tonight but I can't show you yet, it's off to surprise someone. More shabbiness coming soon!
Mercedes

22 comments:

  1. Perfectly shabby! Love how you finished the chairs!

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  2. siempre estoy esperando tus nuevos trabajos¡¡¡¡ son estupendos¡¡¡

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  3. You are so good at finding and using always the perfect piece. I'd like to know this Lady of yours. She must be a special person. Hugs to you all. What about the real house? is it as you wished?

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  4. Oh, my goodness, Mercedes! You and Kim at It's a Miniature Life are the queens of shabby chic! This little vignette is wonderful! So beautiful.

    Jody
    http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

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  5. Mercedes your table and chairs look wonderfully Shabby Chic. xx

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  6. How pretty, I love the shape of the table.
    I have to go update my blog, we were twisting wire at our mini club last night, and I have to confess to not stopping... addictive stuff.

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  7. Me encanta!!! como todo lo que haces.
    Un saludo.
    Ana.

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  8. This is beautiful!! How I wish I knew how to turn wood. Your pitcher is soo pretty too! Perfect for that room! -ara

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  9. Mercedes, thank you again for the tips on how you made everything. I wish I am in that club of yours. All those old ladies and their wealth of knowledge and there's the young one like you with all that talent!

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  10. Its lovely Mercedes. I have a shabby table that leans a little too! No worries its a shabby table.
    Mini hugs!

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  11. The table and chairs are wonderful!!

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  12. Coming along beautifully Mercedes! You're a quick worker.

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  13. Such a sweet little shabby chic table and chairs. Perfect. I can't wait to see more.

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  14. Me encanta la mesa y las silla. Precioso rincon. felicidades.

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  15. Lieve Mercedes, wow there is so much new stuff to see on your blog,and I had no time to give any comment...so I'll make it up to you!

    I LOVE ALLES!!!!!!!

    X,Sabiha

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  16. Ooh, lovely lovely! I'm beginning to wish I had a club like yours - it sounds wonderful to be able to meet up with miniaturists and share talent like that! Your quilt is gorgeous too - oh for a sewing machine that works. Mine gave up the ghost while I was making Liam's 1:1 quilt :-(

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  17. Beautiful Mercedes! Your shabby house is going to be wonderful. I love the quilt-tutorial too and admire your tidy and thorough way of working. No wonder everything looks so convincing and still full of character.

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  18. Oh I just found your blog! how beautiful is your shabby furniture
    Oo I wish I had more time this am to take a much closer look

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  19. I have been checking out a few of your article stories and I must say pretty clever stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog. Thank you very much.

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