Sunday, June 21, 2009

Met Monday

Hello again, Dear Ones! It's so nice to have you pop in to see me and this is one of my favorite days ~ Monday! Met Monday! Don't you love seeing what everyone has been up to? Little projects or big projects! What creative and talented ones we have in Blogland. Make sure you pop over to see our hostess Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for so much inspiration it will make your tiny head spin! :)

Okay, on with my little project...


Most of you know my Mother lived with us for eight months after the hurricane and she slept in the upstairs guest room. Now she is almost settled in a retirement home (that'll be a post for another day!). Needless to say this bedroom was filled to the brim with her things, not to mention our garage and my sun porch. Well, after moving her and her things out of this room I decided I wanted to spiff this guest room up a bit.


I started with this little olden rocking chair! It's been up in the attic for a while. It first had a tapestryish fabric on it but as you can see I started recovering it years ago and never did even finish putting the trim on the back!


Before I could start putting on new fabric I knew I had to touch up all the scratches! I'm sure you all know this but there are these little wood furniture markers that will cover up scratches! You can match your wood color to the marker. Now if you can't find a 'real' scratch cover up marker a brown or black magic marker will work! Yes, it will, Dear Ones. If your furniture piece is a very dark stain you can use a black Sharpie pen! Just cover the stain quickly and immediately wipe over it with a paper towel. Really does work. Just don't leave it on longer than a couple of seconds or you'll have a nice little black line!

Now, all my little scratches are covered up and it's on to the fun stuff!


This really is an easy little chair to cover, but you still have to make a tiny template to cut your fabric by! Guess what this paper is? You know how I love Marshalls? Well, this is the paper they use to wrap your tiny breakables in! It worked like a charm for my template!

I just pinned the paper to the chair back, right over the olden fabric, took a marker and drew around the edge of where the fabric ended, cut it out and I had my template.

I did the same thing for the seat cover. Here I've pinned the template back on to make sure I had gotten it right. Well, see? I was a little short here on this corner so I just marked where to enlarge a tiny bit with little straight lines and put an X there. When I cut my fabric I would know to add a little extra on that corner.

I got out my glue gun and went to town. I just hot glued the fabric down and that's it! It looks a little jaggedy but that's okay because I'm going to cover the edges with trim and it'll be just right! :)

Okie Dokie! There she is! All newly recovered with fresh cute fabric and trim. What do you think? I've rocked many a mile in this little rocking chair. But you know what? Something is missing! Can you tell? I'm not happy with it yet...


Now then! That's what this little olden rocker needed...a sweet little fringey back pillow! I bought the little rectangle pillow form at JoAnn's and then just made a cover and added this delicious trim...

Do you love it? Oh, I love this wispyish trim. Can you love wispyish trim? Why you bet your needle and thread you can! :)

So here is my little scratches covered up newly recovered little olden foldable rocking chair with a cute little back pillow ~ all done! I think I'm off to a good start on spiffing up my guest room don't you? Now let's see what else I can get into! :)

Be sure to go and visit our Dear Transformation Diva Susan!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

GRANDMA'S ROCKING CHAIR

I went to live with Grandma when I was just a kid.
And if someone ever needed someone,
I'm someone who did.
She loved Grandpa and Jesus with plenty love to share;
And she told me all about it in that big old rocking chair.

I learned about Jesus in Grandma's rocking chair;
And, sometimes, when I'm troubled, I wish that I were there.
For when she sang of His sweet love, I didn't have a care.
I learned about Jesus in my Grandma's rocking chair.

I used to love to hear her hum as she worked through the day.
And each night at bedtime, I loved to hear her pray.
She told me about heaven waiting way up there;
And I first felt the feeling in my Grandma's rocking chair.

I learned about Jesus in Grandma's rocking chair,
And, sometimes, when I'm troubled, I wish that I were there.
For when she sang of His sweet love, I didn't have a care;
I learned about Jesus in my Grandma's rocking chair.

For when she sang of His sweet love, I didn't have a care.
I learned about Jesus in my Grandma's rocking chair.
~written by Joe Hemphill