Wednesday, October 8, 2008

An artful chair

I love reclaiming old or antique furniture. I think it started when I was a kid, and my mother brought us to the 2nd hand store to get my little sister and I, new dressers. We lived in northern NH near a shaker village and the two dressers she bought were done by the shakers. They were so beautiful, and old, with hand carved dove tails and skeleton key holes.

I loved mine... and I still own it.. upstairs in my bedroom.

This morning I went out to start my car and could see a tiny child sized rocking chair by the dumpster... and you bet your tookus I ran over and grabbed it. I've wanted one for Rowan for a while, but had not yet seen one around to buy.... and there the Good Lord sets one at my feet for free! Thank you God.

So I white washed it today... and after Rowan got out of school I let her paint it all by herself. :) Its beautiful... and so is she.


Katrina said...

These little rockers are really pretty. My dad had one growing up and he gave it to Aidyn.

Rowan did a beautiful job painting! She's so adorable!

ann said...

haha she did do well.. and she stayed very clean.. she hates getting messy lol

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