Saturday, March 14, 2009

Old School

A couple of weeks ago when I was hitting the local thrift stores in search of funky vintage linen, I found a little old school chair. It was such a bargain and so darn cute I couldn’t help but bring it home with me. Today while lil' sis was napping, I spruced it up a bit. Here's a before look. I only remembered to take a before pic after I had already started taping it up...

Just a few minutes out back with a can a red spray paint was all it took. Now it's at home in my 3 year old's room...

I made a little slipcover (to use when the mood, or the moody strike) out of some vintage denim fabric with a cherry print. Something my husband's grandma was tossing a while back, and I rescued.

And just for kicks, a little bit of "naughty" just because I want to use an awful, fake British accent and call it the naughty chair.
But truly, he's not that kind of kid. Other than his inability to speak quietly at church, and an affinity for bathroom words, he’s about as sweet as they come.


He's requested his name on the other side, so I am off to have more good times with the Wonder Under. Love that stuff!

10 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

wHAT A CUTIE...both the chair and the little boy! Great make-over. cherry

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love the red paint. Great job!
Your son's so cute!

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

How cool! Love the red and what a cute little boy!

Des said...

Natalie!! Naughty chair/mat/step is one of my favorite phrases in an english accent!! :)

great idea!!

bec4 said...

What a fun redo--and what a sweet smilin' boy!

Teresa said...

Red is the perfect color for that chair. And that's a right handsome little chap!

heidivee said...

Can I be you? Just for a day. Or two. My hubby just said I need to start hangin' out with you. You are the queen of bargains, and how cute is that chair? Almost as cute as the boy sitting in it. By the way, can he play on Tuesday?

Beth at Aunties said...

The chair turned out great. I miss that sweet boy...can we come visit tomorrow night before dad leaves for warmer climates?

The blog of MBW said...

That is a cute chair. Good job in painting it red. I did paint one for my grandbaby too and he is also 3.

Amy Jo said...

That looks chair looks great in his room! I love the red white and blue, and he's got the sweetest little face too.