On Monday, I posted a picture of my next little project that desperately needed a little TLC, Our Prairie Home-style.
This rocking chair is one of two that came out of my Dad's business office. They had been there for years, even before my Dad's company was located there. When the association moved the office my Dad brought these home, where they sat in the garage for a couple of years before my parents had them refinished. As you can see, that's been a few years. The stain was wearing thin in some places, dry rot was beginning to attack the wood, and the cushion is faded from sunlight.
Like with everything in my house that's wood (much to Scott's dismay with his manly stained wood fetish), I've been eyeballing it, wondering what I could do.
Yesterday, I stopped procrastinating and just went at it knowing that if I didn't, it would be relegated to the attic since it doesn't fit in with color or style I'm going for in our home.
Honestly... The colors are depressing.
Sorry, Momma. ;)
Since I ran out of ASCP with the china cabinet makeover, I whipped up a quick batch of homemade using "Cotton Balls" by Benjamin Moore.
What a difference.
And you know me with "making things look old", as my little Eva calls it.
Personally I don't think there's anything wrong with adding a little...
to emphasize a piece's lines and give it a little character.
I mean there's BAD wear and tear, like so...
that makes you want to stick it where no one can see it.
And then there's wear and tear with style...
that can be achieved with a little paint and a light waxing.
One thing I've learned over the last year is to:
Because when I saw a pretty umbrella displayed at Walmart on Monday, I wondered if there was possibly a cushion in the outdoor section to match it. Who cares if its indoor/outdoor fabric?
That'll just hold up better to the
beating my kids are sure to put it through.
And who says pillows in the bedding section must be used in the bedroom?
And in the end it's such an utter improvement that it just makes me want to...
Or maybe do a little happy dance. :)