Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Chair At Grandmother's

I was recently invited to a Grandmother's shower for my cousin, Beth. Beth's daughter, Lynley, is pregnant with her first child... 
a baby girl!
I had never heard of having a shower for the grandmother, but what a great idea! Now Beth has everything she needs when the baby comes to visit. Lynley won't have to load her car down with tons of baby stuff to take to Grandma's.  Beth's gifts ranged from everything from booster seats to strollers to bottles!
I had no clue what to get for her. But, while in an antique store, I saw the cutest little chair...


I thought it would make a great gift. But, it needed some TLC.
I gave it a fresh coat of pale pink paint.
I added a paisley design using pale green, white & a little more of the pale pink.
And, I added the baby's name, Eryn, to the chair.





I would love to know what children have sat in this chair over the years.
It will be a while before Eryn can sit in the chair, but I hope it becomes a keepsake that will pass down to more generations in our family!



22 comments:

  1. What a lucky little girl! The chair is adorable.
    I also painted a chair for a fundraiser called "Take a Seat". It must be a popular name for charities around the country.
    And finally, I'm so jealous of the antique fair in your area. Great finds!!!
    Heather

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  2. How adorable. I'm sure she will cherish it for many years to come. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a sweet gift to give and you did an awesome job! I'm sure this gift will be treasured for years to come.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  4. What an adorable (and thoughtful!) gift for a little girl. The chair definitely came out really great.

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  5. that is so sweet! the colors and pattern are perfectly girly!

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  6. Aww. What a great idea.. and such a cute looking chair!

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  7. super cute my mom has a chair like this when she was a child and my grandmother kept it at her house :) want to see what I shared come over here http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. What a sweet little chair! I think it will be well loved for years to come! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. this chair turned out darling and what a fun idea - a shower for the grandma!
    ~Jenn
    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com

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  10. A grandmother shower is a neat idea. This is a wonderful gift for the occasion! Saw you on TT&J!

    Angela @ Our Family Journey (http://guyerfamilyblog.com).

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  11. Great idea for a shower, and you created the perfect gift!

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  12. Aw, well if that isn't the sweetest little chair! What a fabulous makeover! It's perfect, really! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  13. That's the cutest chair! So sweet in pink!

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  14. So adorable. I would love for you to stop by and link up your chair to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, I love it! I know Eryn will, too! Great job.

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  16. How precious - love what a little paint could do :)


    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

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  17. Hi there, what an adorable job you did on that chair, it's a keepsake that's for sure. I recently found your blog and plan on following. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you might like to follow mine also. Hugs, Chris

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  18. such a pretty chair! thanks for sharing! Have a lovely sunday...

    ^^)Lelanie

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  19. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/white-chocolate-tropical-dessert-show.html

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