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Saturday, November 12, 2011


I got this sweet little rocking chair on Freecycle. When I got it, it was in about ten different pieces. I was able to put it back together and replace the two missing spindles with dowels I already owned. If you look closely you can see that the two dowels I replaced are a bit smaller than the originals, but I am in to using what I have, luckily they aren't that much off. Unfortunately I have no picture of the rocker before I glued her back together, that was preblog. Here is what she looked like after she was put back together. I am not sure how old this is, but sure it is at least 30-40 years old. If anyone knows please let me know, you just don't see little rockers like this any more.
Everywhere there looks like there is a split, that is where it was apart. The lady who gave it to me was going to throw it away, but I told her I thought I could put it back together.

I painted her with DIY Chalkpaint in an off white, then lightly distressed her and rubbed her with Minwax brand clear pastewax. 
I made a pad with drop cloth fabric and used a cute transfer from Graphics Fairy using the Citrisolve method. She is so lovely now, you would never believe she started out as a pile of almost junk.
Now she is quite BEE utiful.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great Find

I was checking out Craig's List like I do on occation and ran across these cute benches. They came from an old church that was putting in new ones. Mr. Quirky has been wanting a church bench forever so we went to check them out. When we got there the man in charge told us if we would take a second one he would just give it to us. OK great deal but what am I going to do with two? Mr. Quirky said great and loaded up the second one. I know you are dying to know how much I paid for these two. Well do you think $25 is too much for two very old church pews?  As you can see, Zeus has decided that they were brought home just for him. He can sun himself in total comfort.
Now where to put them until I can start painting and recovering... Any suggestions as to fabric or paint color? We did finally put them on the back deck so the neighbors wouldn't have to look at them forever until I get around to painting. Love the challenge, but now with the cooler weather I think it will be spring before I get a round tuit, but will love the challenge. The plan is to put one on the deck for extra seating and cut one down for in the house. Hopefully I am up for this plan of action. I will keep you informed.