Changes In Our Living Room March 19, 2014

Greetings, from sunny Northern California!

What a glorious time of year, here! I’m in my back yard typing this,while a very happy bird is singing his heart out!

Today, is a day off, so I’m taking it slow. I wanted to show you a small change in our living room, so here goes. (It might be a nice break, from all things “shop”!

My parents are both keeping a close eye on me from heaven, now days, while I take care of some of their earthly treasures.

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This extra wide chair was one of my favorites, in their home. Back then, it was covered with a blue, cream and green striped velvet, with brass nail head trim. The seat cushion is down filled, so it’s extra comfy.

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I had it covered in a nubby hemp fabric, from Hemp Traders, and the linen for the seat cushion and back rest, was from fabric.com. The combo is neutral, but the mix of textures adds some interest. I also darkened up the wood, before having it covered, just using some glaze, from the shop.

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Of course, nail head trim, in shiny chrome, replaced the antiqued brass trim.

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Have you ever added nail head trim to an upholstered piece? Not easy! That’s why I usually leave it to the pro’s!

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11 Comments

  1. Susanne on March 19, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Lovely!

  2. Stacey on March 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    That looks great! I’ve never attempted recovering something myself. Love the nail head trim though.

    • Barbara Bussey on March 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Trust me, I didn’t do this myself! It would have been a hot mess, if I had. Let’s leave it to the professionals! 🙂

  3. Kim on March 20, 2014 at 4:38 am

    LOVE it!

    • Barbara Bussey on March 20, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thanks so much! I wish I had a before picture. Oh well!

  4. Donnamae on March 20, 2014 at 5:22 am

    It’s gorgeous…you are a great caretaker! Beautiful view in your backyard too! Enjoy! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on March 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hi Donnamae, I wish I could say I relax there a lot, but I am like an old shoe. I have my “spot” on the well-loved family room sofa!

  5. Keven on March 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Love it! Beautiful yard!

  6. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on March 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Barbara, the chair is beautiful…love the fabric and the nailhead trim…it looks like such a comfy chair to curl up in!….I know your parents are looking down with love and approval!!

  7. Michael on March 31, 2014 at 4:22 am

    This looks absolutely stunning, I never tried nail head trim myself because it’s not an easy job.

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