I really wanted to have a couple of new chairs for the family room in the new house. I have one large chair with a red slipcover already and thought I would make a new slipcover for it. My mom and I went shopping at our favorite discount fabric store and found great stuff. Enough for two chairs. So we bought it, not even know what it would eventually go on. That night my mom went back to the thrift store and found a chair we had seen earlier in the week. She convinced the guy at the thrift store it had been there too long and got him to mark it down to $10.
I think it was probably because it was the ugliest chair on earth!
So then I spent the entire week last week working on it in bits and pieces. This is how I kept Joshua busy when he was awake and I worked on the chair. Yep, that is the Barbie doll dreamhouse from my childhood. My sister and I spent more hours than I could count playing with the dream house! Joshua loves the tiny little food, he is holding the corded phone. Thought it was fascinating.
I have meant to show you the little tiny food I used to make for my Barbies. My cousin Karen taught me how to make little boxes to fit the tiny pictures they used to print on coupons. I had the best fed Barbies in town. They have held up pretty well considering how old we all are.
Josh had to sit in the chair as I worked too of course. That is a Barbie mirror I am supposed to be looking in.
Finally, after all my hard work, we have a new chair! A lot cuter don't you think? Now I can hardly wait for the movers to find my old one so I can start on it!
**Note, I was working in my mom's only unfinished room. Her house really doesn't look like this!