Thursday, 17 February 2011

Scarlett Loves little chairs!

When I got pregnant, hubby and I were both in agreement that we would not find out the sex of the baby, it was going to be the best surprise of all (plus if I was going to go through that pain then I wanted a surprise at the end of it! lol).  I think the fact of not knowing caught everyones imagination at work and I would daily have people coming up to me and saying "I think its a ...". The majority thought it was going to be a boy but I thought I would know better with this 'maternal instinct' I was supposed to develop during pregnancy, lots of friend told me they "just knew" what they were having. Well I got it into my mind that I was having a girl, I just 'felt' like it was a girl, and because I piled on the pounds during pregnancy I was round everywhere not just the bump so no one could go on bump position - haha. 

So when I went to my local recycling centre to drop of the recycling I'd accumulated for 2 weeks, I thought I'd have a peak into the "sales area" (the metal shack that the fellas down there put the items thrown away that they know they can get a bob or two for to pay for their lunches!). It really amazes me the things people throw away - perfectly useable items. On this particular day I saw this lovely little childrens chair - too cute for words and I knew I could do it up for bubbas nursery. They only wanted £1 for it so in my mind with the thoughts of a little girl I transformed it to this:

I sanded and painted the wood white and then added the dove decoupage motiff (which I had stored away a few months earlier looking for a project to use it on).

And ta-da I had a cute shabby chic nursery chair. So I'm sure you know what the outcome was.... I had a little boy :o) So much for my pregnancy instincts!  But I adore little chairs so this one hasn't gone to waste and has its own little corner in my home.  I'm now on the look out for another child's chair for a bargain price that I can transform into a pirate theme to fit my sons nursery.
Linking up to: The shabby chic cottage 'Transformation Thursday'


  1. Hi Scarlett

    Great chair, you've done a really good job on transforming it. Love the dove.

    I have a silver sequin pair of converse I am going to use pink velvet ribbon with.

    Bee happy x

  2. Hiya!

    I adore the chair sooo much! one other thing that i wanted to try next is how to decoupage, i just had this in my head all those floral decoupage in furnitures but that's for next time ....but i do love the bird with flower and the color is so vintage! great buy for £1 and well if im pregnant someday, i'll do the same thing as you did, let it be a surprise! anyways, I did the "dream sign" also inspired by some bloggers out there and so feel free to make yours! Have a great day!

  3. Such a sweet little chair, the dove decoupage is beautiful :-)

    Jem xXx

  4. Hi Scarlett, love the chair, v cute. I, too, had the wwong pregnancy instinct. I bought a vintage Rupert the Bear in an aeroplane cos I thought I was having a boy. Wrong! Never mind, the Rupert the Bear toy is very sweet even though my daughter has never had any interest in it!

  5. Hi Scarlett, thanks for stopping by my blog and joining in my giveaway. Good luck :o) Hannah x x

  6. Hi Scarlett... wasn't sure which blog to comment in, but this post catches my attention... one because of the lovely chair... and two, because you didn't want to know what was arriving! Hubby and I were the same, so all the knitting and sewing I did for the newcomer was either in pale green or pale yellow! Anyway... my little lass arrived almost 20 years ago (this month) and I can still remember the very special sensation of seeing that wee little mite for the first time.
    ps.As a newbie, how do you persuade people that you don't bite and that they really can leave comments???

  7. I think it was good that you didn't want to know girl/boy.If you know before it's a bit like opening a present before your birthday,it spoils the surprise! That chair is so lovely and so is the story that goes with it. :0)

  8. Love your blog! And thanks for visiting mine ~wink~
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  9. Thanks for the blog visit and comment love :)

    This chair is simply adorable! I'm with you on the baby instincts, but hey, I was right 2 of the 3 times so that's gotta count for something right? ;)

  10. The chair is really cute. I love it. Your blog is great. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back. Thanks so much.

  11. Ahhh, what a lovely job you did on the chair. I waited to find out the sex of one of my babies. It was exciting.
    I am sure you'll come across another one better suited to refinish for a boy!


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