Say hello to the newest member of our household:
It came to me from a co-worker (who lives in an awesome plantation home) like this:
She said she got it in Carmel in the early 1990's. She always wanted to re-furbish it, but never did. I looked online for some type of database that would tell me when it was from, but could find nothing like it anywhere!
Her daughter, Emily, is my student and etched me a great little keepsake in the arm rest:
No worries, though, cause I sanded it down and primed it with Kilz.
Then I painted it Benjamin Moore's gorgeous "Hollingsworth Green."
One coat in:
I had great plans for its new cushion. It came with part of one, but it was ripped and falling apart. I found a mud-nest thing in it, so I decided not to salvage it.
First I measured out the cushion area and the fabric and tacked on white pom pom trim and XL rick-rack:
Next I cut out foam from an old bed foam cushion thingy and made a pillow insert. I wanted the structure of the foam, combined with the cushion of the pillow. I made the pillow insert out of an old towel so it wouldn't slip around inside. It's filled with just basic pillow filler.
It's got great quirky lines, doesn't it?
Ivy is obsessed with it. So am I.
I put a few new springs in it, just cause it was missing some and the old ones were really oily and dirty.
Ivy loves to rock on it. I've caught her singing "Rock-a-bye-baby" quite a few times while holding her Sissy doll.
I had those two colors of XL rick-rack left over from the photo-booth backdrop I created in January. (See post here.)
Becca and Ivy