Sunday, March 30, 2014

Antique Rocking Chair with Flair


Don't you love this funky fabric?  I knew I wanted something for my rocking chair that would go well with my vintage yellow stool, my vintage aqua bar cart and my soon to be painted vintage pink TV tray.  I looked online to see if there was something that caught my eye but knew I just needed to go to JoAnn's and browse.  After walking through the whole store, I still hadn't seen it and then in the clearance section, I saw this and without any hesitation knew it was the one!  It is called Spring Voile Large Flower Pink and it is exactly what I was looking for!
 Now I am not an expert at sewing by any means and this cushion hardly looks good, but I did my best and it fits.  For right now I have decided to not paint the chair, if I did, it would be painted white.  Maybe one of these days I will paint it.  This cushion adds the right amount of flair!
 I set it next to a round table on the patio and had myself a little picnic.  Lemonade and strawberry shortcake were perfect for this spot.  There was even enough fabric left over to make some napkins and a banner.  I may have to go back and get some more because I love the colors and style!

 Spring is here but there is still a chill in the air so I didn't stay out here long.  Of course I am really looking forward to the warm days that are ahead for us!
 Don't you think this fabric will look perfect with my other patio things?  We are going to put up some drop cloth curtains and really make it a fabulous outdoor living space which I can't wait to share with you soon!



10 comments:

Donna said...

That fabric is perfect, Trisha! It has all of your colors and has that fun retro feel, too! Love your idea of using it to make a banner and napkins. And I also really love the drop cloth curtain idea of yours. I am so ready for warm weather and spending time outside!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love how the fabric brightens the chair and how you chose items on your table that pick up the colours in the fabric.

Libbie Doyle said...

SO perfect! I wouldn't be able to pass that fabric up myself :)

Lady of the Manor said...

Great job! I love this fabric!! It will be perfect for spring and summer!

Jacqueline said...

That fabric screams warm weather is on it's way! I love the brightness it adds to your porch. Now I am ashamed of my porch - so sad over the winter. I want it to be this pretty so someone would want to sit down for lemonade and shortcake!

The Tablescaper said...

Bright and cherry.

So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

LBP said...

I love your funky fabric! It really livens up your chair. Good job!

Linda

Jenny's Heart said...

Suits you to a T.
Bright, cheerful and pretty, just like you :)

Katie Mansfield said...

Hi, Trisha. I found you through Coastal Charm. Those dishes are adorable. The perfect color for spring.
I'm a new follower.
Katie
Let's Add Sprinkles

Laura Lane said...

Once upon a time, I had a rocker just like that. Oh how I miss it. Yours looks fab with that cushion.
Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage