Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My very 1st E.V.E.R.

My 1st attempt at blogging
( & trust me I am taking comfort in knowing that absolutely no one will look at this, as I try & figure out the "how-to's" of posting : )

And then, since SOoooo many of the blogs I look at are "Before & Afters", I thought that I would start with one I did recently.

A friend asked if I could/would re-do her chair. She bought this Diamond in the rough at a garage sale for $5.00. It came with a maple finish, she "sort of stripped" it, painted it black & this is how it came to me.

I did not take any pics of the process, but here are a few of the afters...

She is a brand New Grandma & wanted a comfy chair to rock her precious one.

Don't you just LOVE the fabric she chose?? ( I had scraps of the small black stripe in my stash )

She tells me that when she got it home, she sanded it up a bit
Just to make it a little more "shabby" : )

I almost didn't let it go, it was SO cute! But it belongs in her home, ( I have no grandbabies, YET!! ) & goes perfectly with her newly re-decorated room.

SOooo.... She called & asked if there was enough fabric to cover a small footstool, I will post when that is finished.


  1. Kathy, great job on the chair. It is beautiful and I too would want to keep it for myself. And welcome to blogland. I have only been blogging for not quite a year and am still learning all kinds of things. You will do great!

    Blessings to you!

  2. Hey!!!! If your going to Abba...we need to fine each other!!!!!
    I'll have on and artsie looking Black coat with a ruffely collar!!!
    Black and white bag I made on my sidebar on the blog!
    I would love to meet you!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Hi Kathy!!
    Thank you for finding my blog and writing such a nice comment!!!
    I'm pretty new to blogging also and its amazing what a small world it is!!
    Your chair makeover turned out sew cute and will have many hours of rocking babies!! I think adding a contrasing stripe just makes everything pop!
    Thanks again for your visit and I wish you a wonderful day!!
    Hugs and smiles,