A Sentimental Chair

Much like the "put a bird on it!" or "we can pickle that"...

I usually say "we can paint that!" And honestly, most of the time, you totally can and it'll look great. But there are some things you just can't paint. And this project was one of them.

We inherited a rocking chair from Ry's mom that he was rocked in and read to in as a babe. And of course, I said "we can paint that!" but was quickly reminded that this chair was sentimental and not meant for paint. At first, I put up a little stink and said, "But it's black! We can't do black!" (whatever that means..). And then came to my senses, flipped it and reversed it, and completely understood how some things are just not meant for paint.

So, what can I do to make this chair our own but also as a keepsake? Easy. Add some flair. It needed a nice little cushion. And better yet, a handmade one.

I went thrifting yesterday and I scored a bunch of cool fabric (from curtains, tablecloths, placemats) for $20 all together. I also picked up a nice, cushy pillow for $1.99. Can't beat that.

 I chose the gold fabric for this project as I thought it would look best with the chair. I figured when it's not in use, I can prop the pillow up for some color. Otherwise, it feels good on the bum when you sit down.

And there you go. A simple project. It took me about 30 minutes.

I might try my hand with my new Lotta Jansdotter Stencils and do a simple one on the top with some gold to mimic some of the pillow fabric but that is still undecided.

One day, this little lady will be in the future nursery for our future babes.  For now, she rests as a place of contemplation in the creativity room.