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Sitting Pretty

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

This is our oldest…

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(@ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

{Make it for Monday}


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.
    Thanks,
    Holly

  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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