Monday, November 1, 2010

Vintage Monday...Rocking Chair Pincushion

As you all know by now, I love to go thrifting. And one of my very favorite things to do is find someones trash and turn it into a treasure.

The other day I found this old rocking chair pincushion for 50 cents.
Right away I could see the potential for something really cute.

Are ya diggin' the red velvet upholstery?
Well I wasn't either...so the first thing that I did was to take it apart...




...and get it off of there. The padding underneath was still good so I re-used it.



I primed the chair with KILZ and put a couple of coats of fresh paint on it.
"Raincoat Yellow" by Benjamin Moore.

I found some reproduction fabric from my stash that I thought would work perfectly and re-upholstered the pincushion parts....
and added pins and threadon the spool holders.
What do you think?
Did I manage to make a cute little treasure out of someone else's trash?

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36 comments:

quilary said...

Love this pincushion. You have done a beautiful job restoring it.

Sherri said...

Oh, how cute is that! You have the best luck finding such wonderful things! My list is a mile long just from your vintage Monday posts!

Quilts and Cats said...

That's wonderful! I found one of those too, and every year or so I re-paint and re-cover with the latest fabric. It's a fun item for the sewing room.

Carol said...

Cute as can be!

Ruby said...

Very cute! Great re-do.

Conni said...

What a cute redo! You have a great eye for seeing the potential. I know I would have just passed it up altogether, and missed out on a real treasure.

Deb said...

Do you have me knocking my head against the wall. I come across those all the time in my antique travels and I never gave a though to refurbishing it! What a great idea. Now I won't let another get away from me!!

Elizabeth said...

I have the same exact chair. Bet they were made in a school wood shop class. Your redo turned out just so cute! I love the yellow paint and your choice of fabric.

You have given me the inspiration to recover my chair. Unfortunately, it is packed away and stored in a POD until we move. As soon as I get my sewing room set up after the move, that is one of the first projects I intend to do.

Elizabeth said...

I have the same exact chair. Bet they were made in a school wood shop class. Your redo turned out just so cute! I love the yellow paint and your choice of fabric.

You have given me the inspiration to recover my chair. Unfortunately, it is packed away and stored in a POD until we move. As soon as I get my sewing room set up after the move, that is one of the first projects I intend to do.

lovetostitch said...

YES!! I think it's new life is fabulous!! I only wish I had thought to do that to the many I have seen - after seeing this, I'll bet they will all disappear!!! Bravo!!

Sewn With Grace said...

Lori, I just love this! I have walked by so many of these not even thinking about changing it, silly me! I must tell you. I LOVE your new fabric line. I wish it was coming out now but it gives us something to look forward too. Congratulations!

trish said...

Oh Lori! This is just too cute! :o) And one of a kind! You did a super job.
I hope you are having a great start to a new week.
Sincerely - Trish
ps. I hope your little package arrived. My daughter raided the beads before I had a chance to pick some out. ;o)

Michele said...

How cute is that? You're so clever!

A Plain Path said...

Great makeover...what a fun pin cushion!

snippetsandyarns said...

Mission Accomplished!

~ Meagan

Darlene said...

It's beyond cute, Lori. :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute is that! I never thought about redoing them!

Nedra said...

That is the cutest thing ever and so LORI!

Lisa Martin said...

Yes you did :-)

Mary said...

Cute and soooo useful too! My mom had one, wonder who got that one??

Sandy said...

Really cute. I have to teach myself about seeing the potential in others "throw-aways". You do a great job of that!

donna said...

I just love you pin cushion. That is such an awesome find.

Kim D. said...

Lori your pincushion makeover is adorable. That's definitely "Trash to Treasure". I go thrifting occasionally and I'll be on the lookout for that rocking chair. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Hey, I think my grandma had a dress made out of that same fabric!

Kathy H said...

You did a wonderful job with the pincushion. I didn't think about changing the upholstery at first , then saw how you did it. So cute.

Becca said...

So cute!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! You are so clever.

Darlis

birdie blue said...

what a sweet little chair. darling!

xo
~molly

Lee Ann said...

This is too cute! I have never seen a pincushion like this until now. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

What a cutie!!!!
Great job!!!

Rosina said...

Oh my, how cute is that!! Looks fantastic after its remodel :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You make me laugh. I'd have probably passed right by that. You have such a good eye! This is darling.

sewprimitive karen said...

I have a little collection of these sewing chair pincushions. You made yours adorable!

theodora said...

I love it!

miss bleu said...

hello!miss lori absolutely adorable ..(miss bleu qu├ębec)

Anja said...

Hi,

what a great pincushion you have made. I've never seen this kind of thing in the Netherlands.
A nice and colourfull blog you have. I'm adding it to my favourits!
greetings from Holland!
Anja.

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