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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Turquoise and Jewels

Happy New Year!!!
I am very excited about the 2012 blog year! If you didn't know, we have been building a home in Alabama (Sweet Home Alabama), and it is ready...too bad we are not! Due to some health issues and upcoming procedures, we have to delay our return home. However, that does not keep me from doing some long distance decorating. Oh what fun we will have when I get to do a home tour, and decorate room by glorious room...with ya'll!!! Until then I will continue to pick up CL finds, paint, decoupage, and repurpose whatever I can get my hands on. 
Now, on to a curbside rescue...
I found this rocker on the curb, just begging to be rescued! My plan was to paint it white and save it for the screened in porch....
Why would anyone
throw this away?
Just needed a home
Well, as it turns out I have no place to keep this thing cute little rocker! Don't get me wrong, I like it, but when you have limited space (1200 sq ft) some things have to go! Did I mention that we live with my precious mom....who already has a house full of HER treasures. My junk treasures are banished to the garage and space comes at a premium. You get the picture?...Anyhow,   I decided to part with my rocker....on to CL she went! Guess what?!....Nobody wanted her, not even at $10. What is wrong with people anyway? 
Hey! What is wrong with me...I am a crafter, a repurposer, a creative genius gal....I can make this chair a......???? What?
Modern art? Letter art?....You will have to wait to see what I did with most of it, but I did make something for my daughter with one part....Take a look...

All the many pieces!
Back of chair...
The chair came apart (and Cliff says, so did my sanity)...I primed the back and began the process of creating something...anything!
Next I grabbed my daughter's favorite color....turquoise, and got to work!

Love Turquoise!
Valspar has THE BEST
Spray Paint EVER!
This is NOT a paid endorsement (they don't even know I'm alive), but after using many, many, many spray paints, I have to say that Valspar has em' all beat...Hands down!!
This stuff sprays like a dream...smooth, even spray with no "spits"....covers great too!!
Okay, the unpaid endorsement is done....go buy some though, you will love it!
Valspar "Exotic Spa"

After my dreamy paint job....I added some bling from one of Amelia's silky scarfs...

Turquoise Leopard
Gotta love hot glue!
So do you know what it is?  Kinda obvious huh? 
Well I have seen many "frame" jewelry holders on Pinterest, so why not a already has the holes!

Love this Combination
Jewels added
Amelia loves it....isn't that what counts!

Turquoise and Jewels!
Now it is your you like it? I thought about adding a bow, but 11 year old tweens DO NOT like bows! Would you add anything? I love each and every one of your comments, so let me know what you think. 
Ohh! Don't forget to follow me so you can see what the rest of the rocker becomes....

I'm linking up with all these fantastic blogs...

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Sherry said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by and leaving a cute comment. Yes, made me laugh! I do have a lot of lamps to make :) Or something else exciting! I already have a couple of friends who would like the extras so I'm not worried about that. Just not sure I want to part with them yet. It might be fun to think of other uses and those bottles are the absolute most gorgeous color!
BTW, just wanted to tell you that I really, really like your blog header and design. Very pretty indeed.

Artsy VaVa said...

That is brilliant!!! I love what you did with the chair and love the colors you chose! Thanks to you, people are going to be tearing their rockers apart!!!

Aimee - said...

FANTASTIC! Way to repurpose those rockers!!! Happy 2012 sweet bloggy friend!!!

XO, Aimee

Candace Jedrowicz said...

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Jill said...

What a great use of the chair! (although if I saw that for $10 here I would snap it up!!! :))
Love the pretty scarf trim round the outside too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Great idea! Thanks for stopping by! Love it if you'd link this project to my Things I've Done Thursday project this week!

1House1Couple said...

That really turned out great! How creative to think to turn a wicker chair into a jewelry hanger!


Queen of Chairs said...

OMG, I had a jewelry mirror cabinet and it recently broke, I have my jewelry all over the place and did not know what to do with it. What a great idea, love it. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I am also your newest follower!

Twice Nice said...

That is a fabulous upcycle for those rockers that seem to be around every corner! Love it!

Anonymous said...

What'choo gonna do with all the other swirly wood parts???

Lori said...
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Unknown said...

Thanks Mom...I love it!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Turned out just fabulous! If you feel it needs something else (which is totally up to you, looks great as it is) my tween loves the bling of crystals! I have got to give you some major credit... I don't think I would have had the vision to use the chair back as a jewelry holder! Go girl!!!!!!!

Rae said...

That is fabulous - I think it looks just perfect as it even without a bow!

Terry said...

Great vision. I couldn't guess what you were going to do with that poor chair and it turned out gorgeous. I bet your daughter is thrilled. Thanks so much for linking up at our party!!

mimijack said...

Wow. I am loving this! I need one of these. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kammy Wielenga said...

Never in a million years would I have thought of that! You're such a genius - Love it!!

fromgentogen said...

Hi, Lori...I Love this idea....This will be a new great way to display our jewelry at our shop..thanks so much..Blessings, Becky

Abbie said...

Okay, this is truly unique! I've seen all kinds of jewelry hanging ideas, but this is soooo clever!

Thanks SO much for linking up @ Feature Friday Free-for-all!

~Abbie (

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is great! Love the color.


Tammy said...

This just turned out Great!! Who would've ever thought to use a piece of a rocking chair for a jewelry organizer.. well, besides you, this is? heheh It's just lovely! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled when I'm thrifting!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Great colors! I like it!

Lori said...

I love, love, love that color of turquoise! I could spray paint my whole house that color! Well, maybe not everything . . . : ) You did a great job on this project.

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Amy said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

This is a great idea, Lori! Love the turquoise!

Mandy said...

Hi Lori, featuring this amazing project tonight at Project Queen! Thanks so much for linking up all of your wonderful projects.

Hope you link up again this week!


very merry vintage style said...

It turned out really cute! Love the blue with the leopard print. If you still want to add a bow--maybe make it black.. I think even my 20 somethings would like that! Thanks for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!

Kim said...

Lori- I never saw this comin"!! What a great idea! Also BIG Thanks for stopping by my blog but I have one questions for you....How do you link up with all of those parties? I get overwhelmed and can't find the time. Any suggestions or tricks?

Tonia L said...

Great idea! I never would've thought of this!

Just Jaime said...

Love the repurposing! So smart!