Cottage Style Party & A Fresh Update

Remember this chair from last winter?

It was a great find but I hated the yellow color and the cushions.

I vowed that when warm weather hit I would stain the chair to match my sofa.

Here's the chair with some espresso brown stain on it.

It's okay but I was having a hard time getting the stain to stick to the small vertical parts.

I remembered seeing gel stain at the store and went back for some after I went through a whole can of stain.

I thought it looked like chocolate pudding in the can AND on the chair.

Not the look I was going for.

I took the stain back because if I wanted a chocolate pudding painted chair, I would use actual pudding.

Chair ruined, I decided at this point my only option was to paint it.

Resigned, I went to Pinterest to see some options...

I love that green chair with animal print cushions but I already had some blue curtains I was going to remake in to cushion covers.

The other colors are fun but I needed something that would work with my summer blues and winter blacks.

So I test drove some white paint on the chair and sat back to let it settle in.

I decided I could live with boring white and went back to the store for a few more cans of white paint with primer mixed in - a necessity due to the dark stain and pudding.

In the end white was the best choice!

It's bright, cheerful and works with my new/old cushion covers!

Spray paint season is open!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party!


This photo is for Donna who missed my flower photos last week.
You didn't think I read your comments?
Some times I even leave comments!

This is one of the hanging baskets I repotted from this post.
It looks so much better now, no?

Once again it is raining outside and lightning chased me in.
No wind this week so I think I might not loose power.
But just in case, let's get this party started!

I just love these teacups with roses tucked in to them!
So pretty!

Drop by Liz's blog Rose Vignettes for her blog party Fresh Cut Friday for more wonderful flowers!
(because you just can't have enough flowers, right?)

This is the prettiest chicken coop I have ever seen!
It even has a rose covered arbor entrance!

And, yes, it has chickens and a bunny who enjoy this lovely setting.
Visit Tracie's blog Fishtail Cottage to see more of her lovely chicken coop area and don't miss her weekly Garden Party!

You had my attention with your *Topless Tureens*!

Stop by Donna's blog Distressed Donna Down Home to see more of her latest obsession!
And don't miss her rusty crusty basket too!
Topless tureens…lol!

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  1. Thanks for hosting each week. Fantastic features...I can't pick a favorite. I love them all. :)

  2. I'm a big fan of white, and your white chair is lovely! Thanks for hosting the party, Deb.

  3. Oh I love love love your chair. What an adventure - but I'm glad you kept at it. I liked seeing all the optioins too - but I agree, white is best. With the blue cushions it is just perfect.

    1. Thanks JoAnn! Some projects just take time and persistence!

  4. Your chair is beautiful, I love it and it was so worth it! Thank you so much for the party! Have a lovely week.

  5. ♪♫♫♪ Good evening, Deb! ♫♪♪♫
    Thank you so much for hosting the party!
    I like the chair in white also. It looks clean and cheerful - not covered in pudding! :)

    1. Yep, that pudding was weird. I'm not sure how/why they call it a stain!

  6. I like the chair in white, but I might be a little biased as I repainted my kitchen chair in white some weeks ago...

    1. Ha…I did notice the white chairs! Perfect to play off those sea glass walls.

  7. Oh yes...white looks really good on this chair. CUTE pillow!


    1. Thanks Linda! I have a secret stash of pillows I collect because I can't stop buying them! (don't get me started on my lampshade stash…)

  8. I love the chair! Thank you for hosting the linkup. I'm a new follower!

  9. Many thanks for hosting! Hope the rest of your week is lovely.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  10. Thanks for hosting Deb. The chair is just perfect painted white and I love Donna's topless tureen!

    1. Thanks Jann! That topless tureen still makes me chuckle!

  11. Thank you so much for the reminder, I love to participate here.

  12. I give you credit for perseverance after the chocolate pudding paint! I liked the green too but would have made the same choice. Final product is great! Thank you for hosting. It is always a pleasure to link up.

    1. Thanks Susan! I was determined to finish that chair, pudding, stain or paint!

  13. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! {www.creativecountrymom.com} Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

  14. Deb, your pretty chair is going to be featured tonight at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday! Thanks for joining the party. :)

  15. I am hanging my head in shame because I missed your party for two weeks due to being out of town. I really appreciate your comments and the feature on the topless tureens. Thanks to Revi who wondered where I was, I finally came over to see the chair with the bird cage pillow and found you had left me a flower photo! The topless tureens will now proudly wear a featured by Deb button. I promise to be back next week.


Thank you!