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Sitting Pretty

Posted: January 21st, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

This is our oldest…


(@ 15 months)
Jon Stutler Photography

…and the stool was one of many things that was handmade with love by my grandparents, for my brother and I, when we were kids.


They had made a number of them so we were fortunate enough to receive another one and off I went to embellish the plain wood stool once again.



I simply painted both and then added a clay embellishment from our Etsy store. But really you could add so many things to the back of the chair…painting a design, glueing on a faux flower, adding a small wooden applique…just something to add a small pop to a cute little chair.


My grandparents were so talented and thoughtful and made many other  handmade treasures that I look forward to updating and keeping in the family for a long time. I’ll keep you posted!

But until then, I’ll leave you with a side by side of our youngest on “Charlie” the Rocking Horse (another piece that was made by my grandparents) and me, when I was a youngin’ riding away in the sunset!

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Isn’t it crazy and amazing, at the same time, to think that someday our grandchildren might use and look at the things that we made like that? How special that would be…

♥ Katie

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5 Comments on “Sitting Pretty”

  1. 1 Tamara said at 8:11 am on January 21st, 2010:

    Ahhh… such a sweet post! Thinking of you.

  2. 2 Holly said at 8:16 am on January 21st, 2010:

    What a cutie! Isn’t it great that we get to leave a legacy for our children. I love your rocking horse. . . Those are so priceless. I have a favorite drawer nightstand that my Great Grandfather built that I am sanding down and refurbishing.
    Love your website.

  3. 3 Melanie said at 7:27 am on January 23rd, 2010:

    So cute! I love the idea that you have something that your grandparents made for you that has been passed down to your children.

  4. 4 Andrea said at 11:54 am on January 23rd, 2010:

    I had no idea that kid #1 had blonde hair like that! Crazy! Cute pics. What a sweet picture of you and your grammie.

  5. 5 cindy said at 5:34 pm on January 25th, 2010:

    How precious…love family heirlooms that get used and passed down, refurbed and used again. Loved this post.

    Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)

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