Archive for February, 2012

Project Rocking Chair

February 13, 2012

One of my goals this year was to engage myself in a project at least once a month.  I have found that it allows me to be more creative with my photography while releasing a little stress, and providing a feeling of general accomplishment that doesn’t need to be business related.  As many of you know I have an almost-2-year-old so while I accomplish many little tasks through out the day I usually turn around to find them undone almost immediately –  leaving me feeling very UN-accomplished. My goal is to share my projects with you here on my blog in addition to my photography posts.  If you are on instagram you may find some in progress updates there, and then once I have a finished project you will find it here.  Well, that is the goal anyway (remember that 2 year old I told you about earlier)?!

So – onto project rocking chair!  I found this adorable rocking chair at the Aurora Flea Market, which is held the first Saturday of the month. I will be going often so if you need a friend call me!    Anyhow, this gorgeous little must-have was practically stolen for a mere $8. Yes, you read correctly.  As I scraped my jaw off the ground I asked the lady selling it if it really was only $8 trying to hide my excitement lest she change her mind!   You might not be able to tell from the photos but it used to have a woven seat which she had replaced with a wooden seat that was just nailed into the frame.   The most awesome part of this project is that I was not going to have to wait a million years for Corey to cut out a piece of wood for a seat, I was going to be able to recover it the very same day if I wanted!   Something else you should know is that Corey is AMAZING!  He has done so much in the remodel and building of the house and studio that while he would have made me a seat if I needed one, but I was happy that I was not going to have to ask ANOTHER favor of him!  I should probably become a little more proficient with the power tools, but they are really intimidating, and I will be the person that cuts off her finger –  and I  really love painting my fingernails so that just wouldn’t suit.

The fabric came from Jo Anns it was 30% off and I was able to find the batting in the remnant bin for 50% off leaving me with a grand total of $3.25 for fabric.  Project total $11.25!  High five, knucks, heck ya, and holla!

Okay enough of that – onto pictures, my fav part anyway!


I decided to cover the back because it looked really messy, and I was having a little too much fun with the stapel gun! The next question is should I paint it white and give it a little distressed love or keep as is, what do you think?  I keep going back and forth and can’t decide!