Monday, December 14, 2009

~In My Own Little Corner...

"In my own little corner,

in my own little world,

I can be whatever I want to be."

~Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella~

Sometimes after a long day at work (or home), I feel more than a little like Cinderella-before she meets her prince. You can see the video of this song hereI decided I wanted a cozy corner in my dining room where "I could be whatever I wanted to be."





This is my dining room.  It 's bright and sunny and only used for special occasions.  I wanted to be able to sit and drink coffee and enjoy the room.



This is the corner "before".  I bought this chair several years ago at a thrift store and it has been sitting in my basement waiting for a makeover.  I made a very simple slipcover for it.




I also recovered a pillow that I really didn't like (this is the pillow before) and I hung some prints on the wall that I found for six dollars for the pair.







They are very old and damaged.  Just the way I like it.




And a shabby little cottage platter.







And here is my cozy corner after.  Now to find the time to sit there and enjoy.

Janet

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27 comments:

  1. What a darling corner! I love each element.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  2. Wonderful...I love how it turned out and nice to have a dreaming corner!!

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  3. What a gorgeous slipcover...I'm a sucker for pleats and ruffles :)

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  4. That slipcover is just the cutest thing ever!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. I like your mantel. I want to add a mantel just like this. Who needs a fireplace to have a mantel!

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  6. really lovely! the prints and the platter together look amazing.

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  7. I love that chair and what a wonderful job you did recovering it and the sweet pillow!! Such a pretty dining room and the mantel is wonderful too!

    blessings
    mary

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  8. I love it all. Everything works together. We should all have a little corner to ourselves, I know you'll enjoy yours. Very comfortable, very nice! Merry Christmas!

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  9. I have always wanted to try making a slipcover...now I am encouraged! It looks so nice.

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  10. How cozy - great makeovers. Everything looks so nice!

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  11. Your "corner" is just lovely! Love that print of the anemones.

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  12. Love the prints. Everything looks elegant while shabby at the same time. Amazing job. Rosie

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  13. What a beautiful little corner. I hope you enjoy many moments there! Love the ruffle on the slipcover. Thanks for linking up.

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  14. Your little corner is perfect! I love white slip-covered furniture...wish I could sew enough to make them. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Very girly! Cinderella would approve.

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  16. Love what you have done with the chair and wall decor!

    Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!!

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  17. We all need our 'special' place. Great job on your creation...
    Happy Holidays!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  18. love it! i too, love the slipcover & those mix matched white chairs with your table. beautiful. i would love just to have 10 minutes here. without a 3 year old talking about monsters, bears, & spaceships. :) lovely.

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  19. Oh Janet...I hope you take the time to enjoy it. Just looking at the photos made me feel so warm & relaxed. What a great room to just sit, have a cup of tea & a good read for a little while. Thanks for sharing! Please be sure to visit my blog not only for the thrify post this week but also for my give-a-way post of Vintage Sterling Silver. Don't forget to participate to win!

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  20. Your style is so feminine and pretty. I love the mismatched dining chairs unified by the white paint. You did a wonderful job on that slipcover. That little chair has such a pretty shape and the ruffles at the bottom give it even more style. The mantle piece is amazing as well. Gorgeous job and I'm so glad you shared it with us at FFF!

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  21. how absolutely wonderful! I love a corner that you can make your own; like a secret garden only indoors. The 'old and damaged' part makes it even more special-- Beautiful, thanks for showing it off to us.

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  22. HI!
    Your little corner of the world looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    A View of My Life
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/12/2nd-time-around.html

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  23. What a delightful corner. LOVE the slipcover, great job! I would love that corner to read the new books I hope I am getting for Christmas! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Deborah

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  24. What a great makeover. My favorite is that the little cottage platter.

    - The Tablescaper

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