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« on: January 25, 2014 08:54:45 PM »

This old rocker has been around since before I was born (a long, looooong time ago.)  I always remember my grandmother sitting in it, rocking away.  Well I've hung on to it and it was in pretty rough shape but I couldn't bear to do away with it so...of course a new project.
  I got this idea from sugarbeth - who may or may not still be on Craftster but she did some really lovely pieces. I used a Dremel to draw out my pictures then painted the entire chair black.  When I painted all the birds, etc I left the black outlines.  On the actual rockers at the bottom I wrote a couple of the nonsense rhymes/sayings that my grandma used to tell me she learned as a girl - in memoriam.
  Ive worked on it off and on for several months but I'm getting ready to move across the country so that was my motivation to finish this bad boy up.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014 09:24:21 PM »

Very lovely rocking chair! I like how you added a tribute to your grandma.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014 09:39:52 PM »

This is so wonderful! I love it soooo much.  You've really made an heirloom into an heirloom that will be around and appreciated just that much longer.  YEY YOU!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014 12:04:48 AM »

You did a beautiful job!
And I bet your grandmother would have loved it too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014 05:00:34 AM »

I LOVE what you've done!  I can feel your Grandma smiling...  Wonderful birds and colors.  Can it still be used as a chair?
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014 05:22:04 AM »

Just gorgeous!  Will you take it when you move?
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014 07:07:26 AM »

Oh, wow, 'bird. This is awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014 07:11:17 AM »

Pinned and hit this rocks.
By the way, LOVE the old flat file in the background. I've been looking for one like it for yonks.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014 09:09:35 AM »

Thanks so much all! 
  MW - it is definitely coming with me- it will fit perfectly into the new house.  And YES morus! It's still totally useable!
  Cackle - I found that flat file a couple years ago in a little antique shop.  As I was paying for it, another woman was asking to buy it - phew!  Just in the nick of time!   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014 09:25:19 AM »

I would have arm wrestled ya for it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014 10:03:51 AM »

I would have arm wrestled ya for it!  Cheesy
That would have been a way better story!   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014 12:45:28 AM »

Love it - so beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014 11:05:54 AM »

This is awesome! I love the crows, especially that one who looks like he's eating a berry. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014 06:27:31 PM »

I love it Smiley I loved my grandma too:)
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014 09:14:12 PM »

Thanks a bunch you guys! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014 08:23:03 AM »

The nest on the seat is hilarious! 
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2014 05:17:44 PM »

Fantastic chair.  I am obsessed with birds and also a primary teacher.  This idea will come in hand to spruce up my sad looking rocker. 
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