Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A chair fit for a princess!

I am so excited!!!!Today I am being spotlighted on Tatertos & Jello blog. She has the coolest blog.  Click her button and go and check her out!
Friends are the best!  I don't know what I would do without my friends, but friends who dumpster dive for you are a whole difference group of friends.  My girlfriend saw this chair in the alley by the trash can and rescued it knowing I could do something with it.  As if that wasn't good enough... she even delivered it and mentioned that she thought it would be so cute made up with scrapbook paper.  Well that got my wheels to crankin' in this old head of mine.  You can see it was in good shape but not so cute, something had to be done about that!
I gave it a really good sanding and got off that uuuugggllly sponged paint, whatever made us think that was cute??? Anyway then I gave it several fresh coats of white spray paint, sorry no pic, visualize. I wanted to change it up so it wouldn't look like your basic school chair so I drilled wholes in the back with a 1/2 in drill bit.
Then I took scraps of fabric and tore them into strips.  I tied 3 or 4 in each whole. I did this all across the top and on different places on the chair.  I love the texture it adds and think any little girl would love the feel of it.
I modge podged different scrapbook papers on and put about four coats to make sure they don't peel up.  I don't spend alot of time on this I didn't want it to be all perfect and I am NOT a measurer!
I wanted to add some more whimsy and so I started to think about little girls and what they like to do and came up with the idea to add some words that describe some of my favorite things about little girls.
See "giggle& play"....
and dance.  I think I need to add more.  I just used different scrapbook stickers I had and modge podged over those too.
Here is the finished piece.  I just love it!!! It will be perfect for my niece's playroom.
Jen thanks for spotlighting me today!  Blog love to you!!!

10 comments:

Lindalou said...

Great job Laura. It's just so cute. I came over from Jen's just to tell you.

Scatter said...

This is totally awesome!!! I love the addition of the ribbons and the words. How clever. Thanks for sharing@

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I saw the chair on Tatertots and I had to come over! What a great "girly" chair. :) I love the fabric strips and the little scrapbook squares. It makes me smile just looking at it. :) You have a lucky little niece!!!

willoughbywhimsy said...

Laura- It's wonderful, so whimsical!! Such a clever idea with the holes and I love the seat. Congrats on the spotlight!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

LOVE the chair! It is adorable! I never would have thought to tie ribbons around...so cute! Love your creative ideas! I'm your newest follower! :)

Michele said...

LOVE IT!!! I know who to dive for!

Anonymous said...

How cute!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Oh Laura, this chair is just adorable! I'll have to show it to my sister. Her granddaughters would love it!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Thanks Rose, another friend just gave me 6 chairs. I am going to have to see if I can put some in the garden!

inventivesoul said...

That is just so cool!

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