Tuesday, September 13, 2011

shabby old rocking chair

good morning!
the count down to school holidays is on here!
the girls are very happy to only have 4 days left before a nice
long 2 week break.
we have a great holiday planned too!

here is my lovely old scrolly rocking chair. all done!
i just love her. she is now so feminine and pretty.
fits right in here!

Kacey my youngest rocks away in it all the time.
well she did, until i came home from the markets on Sunday morning
with a $40 elliptical rider! most of us have at least one child that NEVER stops.
and when i say NEVER, i mean never stops moving, talking, jumping and bopping around the house!
i would love to have just a handful of her energy!
for some reason my photos are a bit BLAH this morning.
LOOOVE the curves and scrolls.
sanded to show a bit of her original colour.

pretty fabric was cheap as chips from Spotlight.
wishing i bought more now!

my staple gun died half way through the process,
so she sat like this for a few weeks


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  1. Hi Kate, can't wait for the school holidays either. Great job on the rocker - enjoy your day. Sandy x

  2. Your rocker looks great. Did that china cabinet in the background used to be a light veneer? We had one that was passed down from my hubby's family and we always thought it was ugly so got rid of it years ago...that was before I started painting things white...kinda wish we still had it!!
    Love your filing cabinet painted white too, I would never have thought to paint the metal.

  3. That is an adorable transformation. Much better in white.

  4. What a beautiful transformation! I love the look of the white with bits of the original finish showing through and the fabric you used is gorgeous.

  5. That bentwood rocker is so adorable! I love the white with your pretty fabric. Great job.

  6. What a beautiful rocker. You did a great job on the re do, and I just LOVE the new material.

  7. Very sweet redo of your rocker- the lighter colors suit it to a "T". Thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  8. What a wonderful transformation!!!

    I'm your newest follower. :)

  9. Love the chair! I will be on the lookout for one at yard sales. Thanks for the great idea.

  10. The chair is beautiful!!
    You did a wonderful yob..
    I'm inspired...:)
    I'm gonna follow your blog!!

    Enjoy your day Petra,