August 19, 2011

Handmade Chair

Some people are visited by what they call "Trash Gods".  I have yet to be bestowed by one.  I am, however, surrounded by generous people.  This beauty was given to me last week and I giggled with excitement all the way home.  Oh how I fell in love with this piece.  I gently cleaned it with a baby toothbrush and a soft rag.  Then I saw it come to life as I rubbed Old English on it.  I love the woodwork, the distresses, and the wires.   I love that it is well over 100 years old.  Now off to find a place for it.

Before cleaning 

After cleaning

5 comments:

Jen said...

Don't you have some old rag doll that would look so sweet and cozy propped up on your chair? And how fun to change the display for the season. It's a beautiful chair...

Liz said...

Oh wow, great job cleaning, it looks great! I also like Jen's doll suggestion.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful chair!! I really have a "thing" for old chairs...Little ones, big ones, in-between ones!! I just wish I had more room to soothe my addiction! This one has such great form!! Lucky you!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Steph! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Steph
The chair is beautiful~ love the finish on her!!!
enjoy your day
smiles
Teresa

Angie Berry said...

Wow, lucky you!! That is a beautiful chair!! I would be ever so happy to come across such a beauty especially for free! She cleaned up very nice.