Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Broken Rocking Chair Turned Art

Sometimes, when people give me things, I wonder if it's really because they want to offer me a challenge, or if they just don't feel like taking a trip to the dump. Then I feel guilty thinking that I'm going to take the castoffs to the dump myself instead of creating something. When a friend gave me a broken rocking chair, I really wanted to tell her to keep it. But, no, I took it and stuck it away in the garage (with about 50 other unfinished projects). It sat there for over a year and I decided it was time to do something or throw it away! When I say it was broken, I mean it! Not one part of the chair was still together. It was all in pieces and tie wrapped together. And, the seat was in shreds. The only part in good shape was the back...

So, I cleaned off the spider webs and painted it...

Then, using chalk, I sketched a jar filled with flowers and started stitching with yarn...

The caning was the perfect canvas for cross stitching...

I outlined the jar...

then filled in the flowers...

I did a straight stitch for the flower stems...

and, then added some cross stitched leaves...

Challenge complete!

And, the rest of the pieces are going to the dump!
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  1. Cute idea! I did that with woven doormats. Guess you can cross stitch almost anything! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. Very creative! As I was reading this, I kept thinking what could she possibly make from this!! Very pretty!

  3. omg, I would never have thought to use wicker for needlepoint. What a fun piece.

  4. This is such a unique idea! These are the types of projects that I love seeing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. How clever! I would never have come up with that. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. This is so creative. I would never have imagined making a giant cross stich project from a chair back! Love it!

  7. This is a fabulous idea! I saw a couple of chairs I could do this too this past weekend. I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at

  8. Stopping by from Stitch it, Blog It, Share It Link Party. What a fun and creative way to upcycle a broken chair.

  9. This turned out beautiful! You have such a great eye! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday! Hope to see you again at this weekend's party! XO


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