Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Procrastination Project Completed!

I got the project done this time around, phew! Here's the chair before when I was trying fabric out on it:
You can sort of see it in this picture with the green fabric it originally had. I wish I had taken a better before picture but in my hurry to get started, I forgot. Do you do that too?



And here it is now after a coat of Heirloom White paint and a new, pretty fabric for the seat....
(I had a couple comments about the blanket when I posted about this party. It was handmade and was my baby blanket. I'm so glad to have it, it's held up beautifully and I just love it. The embroidered blanket behind it was purchased at my very first auction. I went with a friend who was also a rookie and we were so nervous but it was fun. We both left with some goodies and feel a bit more confident for the next one. There are some serious auction goers out there, let me tell you!)

My hubby helped me recover it. Okay, so we didn't do a professional job but it looks nice and more importantly, it's done after procrastinating for more than 5 months!



I took the blankets off so you can see the back of it. This rocker was bought at a yard sale for $10. The woman selling it told me it had belonged to her mother in law and that many babies were rocked in this chair. And now I sit in it with my "babies." How special!


I also wanted to say thank you to all who came to visit Rue and her sweet home. I was so glad to have her here and for the opportunity to show off her talents. It's always fun to meet new bloggers and have a new one to stalk...errrr.....read. I hope you found a new blogging friend in Rue.






35 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

love what you've done with the chair...it turned out beautiful!

Lou Cinda said...

Oooooo I love this!! The fabric is so pretty! LOVE IT!!

Lou Cinda :)

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

It turned out beautiful. I mluv rockers. I have one that my dad bought me when I was 11 yrs old. I guess you can say that I have been rocking for a while!! Hugs, Connie

Jamie said...

Very nice! The white is so nice and I love the fabric you used!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! How beautiful Michelle!
I just adore the pretty blue and yellow fabric. Great job! :)

cherry said...

Your blanket is so special love how the chair turned out .. very pretty !
hugs, Cherry

Darlene said...

I think it turned out GREAT!! LOVE the fabric you used on it. Hope you are having a great day.♥

Rue said...

I knew you wouldn't disappoint! You're the makeover master and it looks absolutely darling! I love that it has a history too :)

Thank you for your sweet words about me Michelle! Um, is it stalking if I click over here a lot to see if you've posted just incase google isn't letting me know right away??... hmmm.... don't answer that! LOL

xoxo,
rue

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Wow, it looks beautiful!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

Cute! I love your lamp too, btw. Thanks for stopping by today!!
:) Blair

TheOldPostRoad said...

Love that crisp white! And what a lovely thought - to know that a bunch of babies were rocked in THAT chair!

Amber said...

It looks beautiful in white-I love the fabric too! Awesome job!

Robin said...

It looks like a million bucks! Great job and I love the fabric you picked out.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Sooooo pretty. Such character too. Lovin' it.

beth said...

I KNEW you would get it done this time! And it looks so lovely, too. Beautiful job, Michelle. :)

nannykim said...

Cute, dainty and inviting!!

Anna said...

it turned out so nice. I did a similar makeover to a $10 rocker I bought from a garage sale - but I took the 'rocker' pieces off mine
http://anna-kiwiintexas.blogspot.com/2009/10/here-she-is-made-over-10-chair.html

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

pretty pretty! good for you, so glad you got it done so you can really ENJOY it!!

Wendy said...

It turned out really pretty!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a sweet sweet chair and I do so love the afgan you have over the back. Great job!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It turned out so pretty(;
Hugs~Kelly

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh so pretty and perfect!

Amber said...

Oh my. So pretty and feminine!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Michelle - oh how I love your rocker make-over! It has been given new life with that heirloom white. And I really like the fabric you chose. The blanket is precious! I have one my MIL made for me that's very similar. I love it and take it with me where ever I go!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

The chair came out great, so much prettier. Love the pretty throw too.

cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

The chair came out great, so much prettier. Love the pretty throw too.

cheri

Petit Coterie said...

Beautiful job on the chair, it's lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog as it gave me an opportunity to visit yours. Always nice to meet new blog friends.

Merci, Michelle

Sunshine said...

The chair looks great! I also have a chair that I am re-doing that I will be putting in my daughter's room. It is her great-grandma's. I have had this chair for about 7 yrs. and done nothing with it! I am also painting it white and covering it with cute pink and green girly fabric!
I am so excited to finally be putting it to good use. You will have to check it out on my blog! www.sunshinesdesign.blogspot.com

Meg said...

I just found your blog and your house is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Your blog is lovely.

Meg

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The chair looks wonderful and I love the wonderful throw on the back of the chair, so pretty..

Cheryl said...

Beautiful rocker and I love the fabric!
Peace and Many Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch JOY

sweetjeanette said...

10 dollars??? What a steal! It's neat that you know the history behind that too! Good job

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Great job! I love how it turned out! So sweet with your childhood blanket. -Jackie

jen said...

Turned out perfect!! Great choice of fabric!!

Concord Carpenter said...

You've got a great flair