Glamourous Shabby Chic Julia Marries Industrial Chic Dr. Joe

I finished my little 1950's Dr. Examing chair that was made for surgeons to use at the hospital. 2.00 find........
And I introduced my totally Industrial chic chair (Dr. Joe) to (Julia) Shabby chic glamour vintage sewing table pre early 1900's  you can see alot of pictures of her on my hgtv link on the sidebar and also there are archives where I found her, her story etc.   This was a match made in was an unlikely match after all they are from two complete different era's but Dr. Joe balanced out  Miss Julia's fru fru shabby elegance right away of course now Julia does not mind if Joe Strolls over to sit under

Maggie, my new/old farmhouse table.....
I have to be honest I have been looking at this table for 6 months one of my first post on my blog was wether or not to add this table to the sewing room aka Shantygirl studio, then I got a french drop leaf but that is working perfectly in my sunroom behind my shabby chic inspired L section, then I put in a french china cabinet but I found a matching china cabinet and am painting and flanking a fireplace to look like vintage chic built ins. (hutch is out of layaway but needs tv hung so I can set in it's proper spot) so when I saw the antique shop still had this and that it was a lower price than before (-$40.00) and it had been waiting for me all this time........ well .it was totally meant to be.......

The other stool was found in the same barn as dr. Joe and was 3.00 because she was a little newer like 70's daughter can stroll this back and forth from her sewing desk to the inspiration craft table it is a pearl/bone faux leather. I have several old frames and will paint and put with this architecture piece to make
my Inspiration area and hang all the articles, cloth colors etc that inspire me
kinda of like this.........

Maggie is one of those hard to find pieces with the original perfect color of blue patina chipping in natural place, black and white enamel top with just the right amound of wear........., she will be a forever keep!
And my hubby called me yesterday and said I am at a antique shop and there is an old mannequin for .........well it was such a good deal and he was willing to bring her home so now I have a plethora of cheap vintage mannequins, I think I will use all of them especially when I start doing farmers market or shows in the area for my handmade designs.

Sally is from 1959
All I could find on her was an ad where you could fill out a form and preorder her by mail for a 4.95 deposit.
I simply cannot turn down a cheap vintage mannequin that hubby is willing to bring home. He is so sweet and is starting to get an eye for my RA meets industrail chic glamour and rust look and seeing things out on the road and calling me........He is awesome! 
My sweetie said the lady in the antique store was curious what I was going to do with it. He jokingly told her
I did not have any friends so he buys me mannequins..............hahaha...I do visit friends for coffee and am on some committees etc..........just a little bit of a homebody..........

Sally is a 1959 model

So Here is my medical chair before

sanitized and took of seat this baby was a bit grubby after sitting in a barn for years after
being used in medical facility
I added a little more stuffing in places it was worn, put a piece of painters tarp to hold that in and then covered with faux leather using a staple gun I did trim it up and put back on chair

The new white makes the older area look is two toned but clean and the detail on the
other unripped leather was just to cool to take off!

So what do you think of my 2.00 industrial chic medical examing rolling, telescoping chair...? 4.00 for material to cover total  6.00

That really was one heck of a barn sale! INDUSTRIAL TELESCOPING tray/table
TO BE REVEALED WITH  MY completed Rachel Ashwell/parisian inspired SUNROOM! (STILL WORKING ON IT) I did have a sneak peek the other day and is in the archives! Some of the walls are being torn and replaced possibly a bead board ceiling.......looking for a little chandy.........thie is a DIY with hubby and I so it will take a week or two more........

Have a wonderful week and remember to take a second look at that rusty ole junky looking 2.00 chair that someone is probably ready to throw away........Glamourous Rust!


Joining all my favorite blog parties please visit them for loads of eye candy and Inspiration!

Between Naps on the porch Metamorphis Monday

        White Wednesday over at Faded Charm

                     Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic cottage                                                    
Strut your stuff Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday

Courtney @ Feather your Nest Friday! Love her French Country Shabby chic Party!

 Debra's Vintage inspired Friday @Common Ground
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Friday Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence


  1. Girl, you rock with this make over! It looks so great! Love it! love your choice of color and using faux leather, perfect!


  2. Looking good...your makeover is outstanding and thanks for showing it off at NTT!


  3. That is fabulous. And the inspiration photo is awesome.

    Lisa x

  4. Great industrial chic pieces. Thanks for joining WUW.

  5. wow!!!! Those are some awesome finds and fix ups!!! Awesome inspiration too! :)

  6. What wonderful pieces! And a husband willing to bring home a mannequin! What more can a girl ask for? I too am a Texas gal.

  7. Hi Sherry!

    I haven't been home much the last couple of days. I'm sorry that I haven't been over to see what you've been up to. I'd say, you have a good man :) He sounds like he has a great sense of humor. Love it! The manenequin is divine. I bet it could tell a story or two, as well as the stool and table. I have a mannequin from the 30's and it's like a piece of art. You have some great pieces. I love your style! Very fun!

    Take care,
    Michelle :)

  8. Sherry, what beautiful transformations. I love it when you come across great things like this! So glad you linked in today. Happy VTT!

  9. Lots of great finds here! I like how you have mixed & matched it all. So glad you commented on my blog and I could come find you! I'm following now. Stop by and link up--my Share the Love link party is still open!

  10. Sherry thanks for the follow.....I'm not to good at this bloging thing but I'm working on it. Let me know if you are going to be at Round top . I would love to meet you!!!!!

  11. what a lovely marriage! a wonderful couple they make!! really great transformations :)

  12. Your chair turned out great! And love your mannequin! It's great when hubs get into vintage finds too! Have a great weekend.
    ~ Julie

  13. I'm diggin' what you got going on here ... truly unique!! ... hmmm, I never thought that my mannequin addiction might be a replacement for actual breathing friends ... good point ; )

    Have a lovely day!


  14. found some fabulous "stuff"!! You have a great eye!!

  15. Oh I truly love it all! Great finds.

  16. Sherry that is so amazing and such a great find! I love how you recovered her and gave her new life. What a fun piece. Did you change your blog? I love it!! :)

  17. Michelle, my blog has been in constant change the last few weeks! I love playing on the computer ......and taking pictures of my pieces as I finish them/acquire them etc. Thanks for the compliment, I am growing as I blog and am finding out more who I want to be when I grow up.........and I want my blog to reflect my style as I grow!

  18. I love the chair !!
    I want one of those mannequins so bad for my closet!!!
    I happened on a few, either too $ or too beat up!
    Still looking............

  19. Very cool project!My daughter has an antique mannequin in her room and she test drives her outfits on it.I love seeing it dressed up.

    Take care,

  20. I love it!! Such a perfect little chair for roaming all around a room without having to get up too! I had to laugh at your husbands comment about the mannequin- too cute!! Vintage mannequins are such great treasures and love all your finds! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out for Feathered Nest Friday too! :)

  21. I think the chair turned out beautiful. And I always pick up old Sally Stitch dressforms when I find them (if they are affordable). I love to peel off the fabric and expose their brown paper "skin".

    Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration with us.

    Blessings... Polly
    French Cupboard
    Counting Your Blessings

  22. Lovin' your mix of styles, or maybe should say "combination". Looks great! what a super job you did on the chair. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  23. I love the industrial chic look you have going on. It looks great with the shabby chic style. I also love the subdued colors. Thanks for linking up!

  24. you made some fine finds at that sale my friend...adore the industrial look mingled with the softness of shabby chic...great job putting it all together...thanks so much for sharing at fridays unfolded.


    stuff and nonsense

  25. So beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday last week and we hope we will get to see you again this week! :-)


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