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Monday, March 22, 2010

Xtreme Rockin Glider

Well, did I tell you AM was going to knock the stinkin' socks off or what?! So now, I follow that act.
Push those sleeves up...

I love Mary Engelbright. So I'm sort of a dork, but I pore over all her Home Companion mags and crinkle them to a loved mass of pages stuffed in odd areas throughout my house. I decided to take this old rocking chair to the Engelbright Xtreme.  (Don't hurt yourself, there.)  I went with Twice Lovely's fringed rosettes and shabby surprises, and transformed a once (long, long time ago) loved baby glider. (Still love the baby-now-girl. Just not the chair.) And so (clear the throat), well, here's the before. I hate this mismatched part:












Who would've know those sweet little ruffles were once on a sloppy pirate shirt??
Yes!
You remember these?


Collar and hat, too...




and, actually the white quilted fabric was a bedspread that I believe had bad chi. I know. I'm a wierd art girl.

So that means I had to paint this:







Slainte!











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16 comments:

  1. This is great! I have been wanting a glider for the new baby, but I just can't find one I like (except the upholstered ones that cost thousands of dollars). This is inspiring!

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  2. That is to pretty to sit in now. It is just to look at. Beautiful!
    Brooke

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  3. This really turned out soooo sweet! Love it!

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  4. Wow! What a difference. The chair looks fab...I'm sure Mary Engelbreit would approve. BTW, I pore over those same Home Companion issues over and over. In fact, I just was about 10 min, ago!

    Alison

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  5. Thank you ladies. See, Nan, you only confirm my belief that dorks CAN be cute. ;D

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  6. I bought my daughter a rocker/glider for her first baby.. most have such plain fabric on them.. you did a wonderful job of updating the look.... so nice!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  7. That's absolutely gorgeous now. Every little detail you added is adorable.

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  8. WOW!! You did a fabulous job!! Such attention to detail :)

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  9. What an amazing difference. She's simply stunning now. I love her.

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  10. OMGosh...this makeover is just too SWEET...luv what you did here! thanks for bringing her by to my PAR-TAY...hope you had a good time:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Wow! What a transformation! I've have a friend how needs to redo her rocker... I'm passing this onto her. Thanks for linking up to the Power of Paint Party!

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  12. Wow! That is beautiful! I love the flowers you added.

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  13. Fabulous makeover! And I love how you used all of those 'had another life before this' materials.

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  14. Cara, that's so pretty. I love the beautiful green color you used!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  15. I love that. Great job on the slipcover. Now I have some inspiration to make mine over. Thank you.

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