Sunday, July 17, 2011

A chair...and taking a leap!

I've wanted to blog about my decorating, crafting, shopping, thrifting trips for years. Yes, YEARS. Why haven't I? Well, I've always told myself that I don't have enough time right now. Or I'll do it when I get this or that done. And what if nobody reads my blog. AND...WHAT yeah, you get the idea. I've talked myself out of doing something I really wanted to do. I knew I’d enjoy it. I’ve missed out on so many fun blog makeover parties.  I want to have a place to look back on all I’ve accomplished. Big & small. Soooo, I'm jumping in right here & now!

So without further ado, here's some before & after pics of a cute lil vintage rocking chair I purchased from the Salvation Army for $15.00.


Before…she’s a lil sad & tired. Definitely seen better days.before_picnik


And after…all pretty-fied & shabbied up to sweet cottage  style perfection!  I used a king size Shabby Chic duvet I purchased for $10.00 & scrap fabric. Still have over half the fabric from the duvet left. The trim was purchased at a garage sale for $1.00.




So go me! I have my first real blog post! Yay!

Crossing my fingers that someone actually reads it! Ha!

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  1. Fabulous makeover! Oh yes, that chair has seen better days, but look what you did with her. I love the trim you added to the bottom!!
    Congratulations on taking the plunge. Keep posting...I'd love to hear more about your thrifty finds and makeovers.

  2. I like the paint! Very cute!

  3. You did an amazing job on the chair! I am looking forward to seeing your next creation!

  4. Thank you so much Betsy, Lisa & Brittany!

  5. Good luck with starting your blog! It's a great outlet and a fun way to do something for YOU! The chair looks great :)

  6. Thank you Dana! Just visited your blog & started following it.

  7. Wow, what a difference a bit of paint makes and some new fabric! The chair looks fantastic. Welcome to blogland, looking forward to upcoming posts. Diane

  8. GREAT JOB!!!!! I am totally amazed that is the same chair. The fringe is gorgeous. Can't wait to see more of your charming home. Welcome to blogging!

  9. I love everything about the chair! Great job! I would love it in my house!

  10. what a fun chair! it must have taken a lot of work, you did a fabulous job

  11. welcome to the blog world! You done good!

  12. What a beautiful re-do! Congratulations on taking the blog plunge, I started recently myself :)