Friday, April 16, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Director's Chair Makeover

Is it cheating if my "Sew & Tell" is actually something my mom created?

Even so, this project is pretty awesome and I want to brag about my mom's skills a bit.

To start, here's a chair my parents bought for me when I was a toddler:


Hey, no giggling at my middle name!

Last summer my mom decided to give the chair a little makeover so that Lauren could use it.

It took lots of sanding, lots of stain, lots of varnish, my mom's awesome sewing skills, and a little help from her fancy embroidery sewing machine.  (I did contribute by picking out the fabric and stain color!)



Doesn't it look great?  Totally modernized and re-personalized.


This is Lauren testing out her chair for the first time last summer.  She was so happy to have a chair her size!

Thanks for all your hard work mom!  

I'm linking up to Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday, so hop on over and check out the other finishes too!

Have a great weekend!

Mary

28 comments:

  1. that is super cute! My Brittney had one like that when she was little, but it wasn't near as sweet.

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  2. It looks great! It must bring back nice memories for you too. My baby had the same outfit last summer!!

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  3. Oh my gosh! That is adorable! Great job in selecting the fabrics as well as the construction. Ya'll make a great team!

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  4. I like the darker wood color...the dotted fabric with Lauren's name on it, really gives the chair undated look.

    Tell your mom she did a SUPER job!

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  5. That is so adorable--the chair and Lauren!

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  6. so cute. I love the way the brown and aqua go together! Have I mentioned that I love your daughters name hee hee!

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  7. Oh that is great! What a transformation! And it looks like Lauren is loving it too.

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  8. Oh I LOVE it, it is SO adorable!!!! I don't know if I've ever known your middle name, I mean I always knew your maiden name, but put that with Agnes and yikes! Jason did you a favor in marriage on that one! I definitely can't think of you as an Agnes!!!! Speaking of middle names, what is Lauren's... I've never asked.

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  9. how cute! what a great makeover.

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  10. I absolutely do not think it is cheating to brag about your mom (I may have to do that one day). The chair makeover turned out beautifully! Kudos to your mom. It's very apparent that Lauren is so pleased. What a cutie!

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  11. this is so cute...how sweet of your mom to change it for your little one.

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  12. How sweet! It looks wonderful!

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  13. This chair is great! And your Lauren looks quite pleased with it. How sweet that you dedicated this post to your mom's work!

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  14. The chair looks wonderful! Lauren looks totally adorable!She will use that for a long time.

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  15. Too cute, and I like the chair too!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  16. She is simply adorable! Very cool project :o)

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  17. Thats gorgeous! Gorgeous Chair for a Gorgeous little lady!
    xxx

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  18. That is a fantastic finish! Yep your Mum is awesome.

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  19. Aww... that is just precious. Lauren looks like she loves it. What a little cutie! Thanks for sharing. :o)

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  20. Mary, that's very cute. Love that your mom redid it for your daughter. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Mary - so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment on my giveaway. I clicked over and love your blog! Added you to my reader - I don't know how I hadn't found you yet.

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  22. Lauren looks so cute in her hip new to her chair. Love the fabric you picked out.

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  23. Super cute! And your daughter is even cuter!!

    Jennifer :)

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  24. Adorable chair! An added bonus is that you have the same name as my fabulous mother- she's a Mary Agnes, too!

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