Thursday, November 11, 2010

What I Have Been Working On

I have been busy in the studio for the last few weeks.  A friend of mine had this old bistro set, that needed some TLC and I needed some chair cushions made.  So we did a trade!  I made over her bistro set for her and she is making chair cushions for me.

Here is one of the chairs before.  The set had a mesh table top and mesh seats...


Here is the set now....






We are going to meet soon and trade, her newly remade bistro set, for my chair cushions.  When I get the cushions, I will post about them.

Welcome Home,
Penny

37 comments:

Donnie said...

You know I have lust in my heart for this because of the Blue Willow...lol....Looks really great.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That is so gorgeous, I love how it looks! Terrific job Penny!

Shelia said...

Oh, Penny! You're back in your groove! This is so beautiful! You're so good!! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, they look absolutely gorgeous.. I'm sure your friend will be over the moon about them.. I know I would! take care, Maryann

Rose H (UK) said...

Penny, that set is fabulous! Your friend should be delighted :o)
(I've been saving up all my broken pieces of blue and white crocks for the last ten or so years and keep meaning to 'do' a mosaic for the garden....you may just have inspired me!)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely transformation Penny. If I were your friend, I might have to beg you so I could have them back they're so pretty now.
Sam

Julie Harward said...

WOWZA lady...that is so awesome! They are the best looking set I have ever seen! You do fantastic work! :D

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! Your work turned a plain vanilla set into something really special. I can't wait to see the pillows you get in return:>)

bj said...

OMGosh, Penny...this is a magnificent set now. What beautiful work you did here. It's just beautiful. I know your friend is going to wet down both pants legs when she sees it.:))

Oh, I made some of the bread in your last post. I found a recipe on the net and it is DELICIOUS. Mine didn't rise much but, oh, it is tasty. I had never heard of the bread before. You inspired me to bake it, tho.

Blondie's Journal said...

Just beautiful, Penny. I love your talent!

XO,
Jane

Pondside said...

What a great idea - I love a good trade!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
Wow! what a difference. The bistro set looks great!
You did it again, created a one of kind Penny original.. I love it...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny you are a master at that. It is beautiful!!

Pat said...

Boy Penny, I hope your pillows will be as spectacular as this set! I lOVE the blue and white, it's my favoite! What an awesome job you have done!

All That Glitters said...

Penny!!!! It's gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!!

*Ulrike* said...

Penny, I have a set out by my garden house! That is beautiful work, I'm sure she will be extremely happy with it.

The Green Pea said...

Penny, the set is gorgeous! I love how it turned out, the colors and the pattern. Nice! sandi

DEB said...

Gorgeous Hon!!! LOVE it!
Hugs..
Deb:)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Penny, that bistro set is gorgeous. I love it! I know you can't wait to see your cushions. Have a great weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

see you there! said...

Trading work is such a great idea. You did an outstanding job on the bistro set. Is your friend a blue willow collector? Can't wait to see the pillows.

Darla

Beverly said...

I would say that you and your friend are a very talented pair. This reminds me of the days of using the barter system. I know you will both be thrilled.

This set is gorgeous!

PAT said...

Penny this is fantabulous...I love it!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

So pretty Penny! I love the look!~Hugs, Patti

Angie said...

This is beautiful! She is going to love it!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You are so talented! The bistro set is gorgeous. I also love the blue willow mixed with a floral pattern...absolutely beautiful.
Great idea about a trade.

Karen said...

I love the bistro set. The blue dishes of course are a favorite of mine. You have done a really great job.

Janet said...

That is spectacular; those better be really special cushions :)

Manuela@TPOH said...

The table is beautiful but I absolutely LOVE how you've transformed those chairs!

Manuela

jayayceeblog said...

Oh my gosh, there are no words!!! Stunning? Beautiful? Amazing? All of these and more!

Brenda Kula said...

Wow! That friend is getting QUITE a deal indeed!
Brenda

Sue said...

Penny...you did a fabulous job...your friend should be thrilled when she sees how awesome this came...you are so very talented....

Mimi Sue said...

Adorable! Always love your work. That bread looks delish. Mimi

Anne Fannie said...

Penny the set looks so beautiful Your friend will be so thrilled!
Ann

Sherri said...

The mosaic master strikes again! Penny, what a beautiful work of art! You are amazing!!

rozetta said...

Your work is amazing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The table and chairs are fabulous! I love the beautiful blues! She will be thrilled! ♥

Rhondi said...

Oh Penny
I love it! What a transformation! You are so talented. Looks great!
Hugs, Rhondi