Friday, March 5, 2010

Rocking Chair Seat Cover Re-do


This rocking chair used to by my mother's. She was getting rid of it and I said I would take it. So, we hauled it back up in our car during one of our many trips down to Texas. I like how I've sort of inherited this rocking chair. But, the seat cushion has been on the chair since I was a kid. No kidding....that long. Anyway, I have it in my head to paint the rocking chair black one of these days, when it gets warmer, but nothing is stopping me from changing the seat now!

I found these pillow covers at Target for $5. I love 'em. Can't beat $5! So, I took one of our couch pillows, a pillow cover, some ribbon, fabric and a button, and got to work!



First I just tacked on the ribbon to the underside of the pillow cover. I used my poor man's version of No Fray (clear nail polish---hey, if it works for pantyhose!) to seal the ends of the ribbon. The button kit I had leftover from a different project. I cut the fabric down and covered the button. Then, I had to find the longest needle ever (which ended up me making a trip to the local fabric store for something called a doll's needle....hmmm....) to string the button through the cushion. But, it all came together very nicely and now I can't wait to paint!










Linking to: Frugalicious Fridays, Remodelholics Annonymous

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

11 comments:

  1. that turned out adorable :) My poor man's version to seal the ends of ribbon is a lighter...maybe i'll have to try the nailpolish...seems a little safer.

    Can't wait to see the rocker after its painted!

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  2. Aww... it is so sweet! What a great color for the pillow!

    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  3. pretty!

    I'm hosting a giveaway a@ my blog!! Stop by and check it out!!

    http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

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  4. Great job! I started a linky party today...you should link-up. Keep on crafting!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  5. That looks really great! I love the color!

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  6. Just letting you know about my linky party called Tribe Talk. Check it out!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  7. GREAT IDEA.....Love it.

    Had a few hours to blog hop. Hope you will stop by mine...I just added some extra giveaways that I am drawing for late tonight.

    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute! saw those pillow covers at Target. I can't resist anything you can turn into a pillow case. They are my new easy favorite way to change up a room. The button in the middle just puts it over the top!
    mythriftytreasures.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice choice of fabric! I'm diggin the light blue with the contrast of the dark brown! Great job! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this last week!

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  10. This looks great! I love the turquoise and the black ribbon...ca-ute! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

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