Monday, June 21, 2010

Princess Vanity Chair

So glad to finally be back here again. I have been unbelievably busy, and have another week of it. There isn't much room to put anything else on my calendar:oP. Anywho, I am really excited about today's post. I have had this little treasure in my garage for a few weeks now, and FINALLY got around to doing something with it. In it's former life it was a very sad little vanity chair. I don't have before pictures to prove it, but trust me, it was sad:o) The frame was a bronze finish(with a hint of rust), and the seat was just a piece of wood covered in 80's mauve vinyl plastic-y stuff with a rip down the center....U.G.L.Y. It was screaming "Help Me!" So I answered it's call and came up with this:
I love how it turned out. It's so girly. I used Krylon white spray paint with a matte finish on the frame. On the seat, I cut out some foam, and recovered it with some fabric that I purchased from Walmart. The button in the center of the cushion is fabric left over from this chair. I just used one of those button kits I had on hand...love those things! I didn't want to go over the top with the main fabric b/c there are so many bold prints in S.R.'s room. 

The skirt is 7 yards of shiny tulle from "Hobbly Lobbly" (as E calls it:o)).
Both of my children fell in love with this chair. E kept saying, "Aww that so beautiful, Mommy," and S.R. would say, "Dat so pweety." It now has a home in S.R.'s room underneath her antique vanity that was my great grandmother's.
Here is  what I made for my father and the hubs for their Father's Day gifts. They were very happy with them. This is a picture of my father's. The kids call him Papa. I still have to make one for Grandpa...I ran out of supplies, and since I like to wait until the very last minute to do EVERYTHING, his didn't get done.....but it will:o)
(sorry for the gross looking cutting mat in the background!)


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Tomorrow's posting will kick start Fussy Monkey's Tuesday Tutorials. I am really looking forward to starting this up. I will show you how to make a jazzed up pillow case dress. See you then!

7 comments:

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the princess chair! I have 3 princesses who would love it!

Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable chair!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Very girly!! I bet it looks great in the room!

Bobbi@SnoodleDoodles said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!
I'm on a mission! :)

Jamielyn said... Best Blogger Tips

cuuutee! Love the pink! I'd love for you to link it up at sundae scoop! iheartnaptime.blogspot.com

anne maskell said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome idea! Perfect for a little girl's room. I'm visiting with uttad, hope you visit me too!

Staci J said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I sooo want to make one for my daughter!! Visiting from I heart naptime
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