Weekend Treasures

The chair we found on our ‘thrifting’ excursion: $5
Our find of the year—a 1950’s glider: $20
A can of paint, 2 yards of cheap fabric and child labor: $25 (and a homeade milkshake)
Having a perfect place to sew and knit and hearing your 7yo say, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be ONE crafty momma!” : priceless
1. You’re gonna ask me how I recovered that chair and I’m gonna tell you that there was weeping, gnashing of teeth, hammerin’, staplin’, and then I put an afghan over the side that I completely messed up. In other words, you should get your recoverin’ tutorial from someone who measures twice and cuts once—-instead of from someone who just cuts! Thanks to Katilin for her help!
2. Just got that glider into the ‘studio’—thanks to Marcus and Macdaddy. I promise to show you soon—although I’m afraid the suspense is gonna be more exciting than the actual reveal.
Hope your weekend was full of treasures too!
Visit ‘Metamorphosis Monday‘ to see other fun transformations!
I’m also joining Rhoda for her ‘yardsale treasures’ carnival. Visit her blog here.
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  1. Lead paint, lead paint, lead paint! Okay, so that's what I was screaming to myself at the photo of your daughter but I love, love, love the glider and am so envious! But she's painting, right? Not scraping?

  2. Love it!! come over and link to my blog, I have a "room a month" thing going on and would love for your craftiness (That's what I call you sort of like "Your highness") "Your Craftiness Edie" to link there!

  3. The chair looks gorgeous. I love the toile fabric. The glider is wonderful too. I look forward to what you've done with it. Hugs, Marty

  4. You hit the motherload with those 2pieces. My mom (who lives in TN) went to some estate sales in your neck of the woods this weekend and scored me some goodies she is gonna bring me this weekend. I can't wait to see what she got. I hope her finds were as good as yours.

  5. I just think both of those pieces are pretty fab. That red toile fabric you used to recover the chair is classicly gawgeous! Let's see more now! =-)

  6. Love your treasures and the fact that you're not afraid to put your kids to work. Milkshakes are always good compensation.

  7. Kudos for giving the chair a try! It looks great in the pictures. And the glider? To quote Justin Timberlake, "I'm lovin' it."

  8. I love them both. Your recover looks great. I am one who just cuts, too. I have to keep reminding myself to not be so hasty.


  9. I have searched high & low for a glider like that, my grandparents had one when I was a little girl and I would sit with her and break green beans, wonderful memories.

  10. Love the glider AND the chair — and it sounds as if you use my method of upholstery, which I learned from my Aunt Lillian – you just jump right in and WILL it to work!

  11. I have been lookin for a glider like that for e er. My husband’s Uncle had a glider like that in a den with a pad on th bottom and vintage pillows all on it and a throe on the arm…always loved it. Love the color on yours and the room is adorable!

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