Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

M Is For Music And More

Yes, M is for Music.
It is also the first intial
of our little Ria's
first "real" name-
not her blog name.

Ria plays the violin
beautifully.
So, I thought she
should have a special
chair.
Look what I found
at a junk shop.
Yeah, I know some of
you call them
thrift stores...
I calls 'em as I sees 'em.
This one was definitely,
DEFINITELY a
JUNK SHOP!
Pretty cute though, huh?
She was in excellent shape.
Very heavy and well made.
I didn't have to do much
to her.
I cleaned, polished and waxed
her up and then painted
the seat with
ASCP in white.
Cute? Yes?
Not quite cute enough yet.
How about an
M?
A fancy scrolled M?
I did it with a black paint pen.
Here she is!
The seat lifts up.
When she opened her mouth
 to complain
I shoved some note filled
paper in her mouth
to cover the inside bottom.
And,  after her bottom 
was dry,
just like a newborn,
she went home with
the rightful owner.
Now-quit your grinning
and
Get back to practicing!
Gotta love a girl like that!
~She makes my heart sing~
your photo name

40 comments:

  1. She's gonna treasure that chair forever.
    m.

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  2. You are such a love to do such special things for your g-kids.
    Play your heart out, Ria!
    xxx, T.

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  3. I would never think of painting the seat cover. You are so clever.

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  4. Who knew? The chair looks terrific:) Xo

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  5. Three of my granddaughters have S for their initial. I could copy your chair and wait to see which one gives me the most kisses! Love it! ~ Maureen

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  6. oh my gogh! I LOVE it!! my son plays the viola and I know how much this would mean to him...she is lucky to have you make such special things..how fun for both of you!

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  7. What a wonderful find. You made the chair extra special. What a special treat for Ria.

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  8. How sweet, Diana! What a great chair that turned out to be. I'm sure she loved that it is all her own, too.

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  9. What a sweet treasure for Ria from her Nana! I bet she loved it.

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  10. wow, you did great,, love the monogram.. a paint pen? you are GOOD~!

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  11. that is so sweet! I play violin too, and I hope at least one of our children will want to learn to play it...but then my husband plays the drums...and he is already training the older two!!!

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  12. Hi, Girl you are just the best nana ever! Very creative and I know your girl will get years worth of use of of it.
    Well done.
    Noreen

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  13. LOLing on you shoving music into her mouth to shut her up - that'll show her. And I'm so glad you showed US your MMMMMarvelous Makeover.

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  14. You made it so special, Diana!! I love the monnogram and the music sheets you added!

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  15. What a wonderful gift for a wonderful little girl!

    Our oldest daughter plays the violin, though she has very little time for that at this point in her life.

    xo Nellie

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  16. That is perfect for her. She will always treasure that.

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  17. What a great idea, Diana! Love how you added the sheet music to the inside (ahhhh, a girl after my own heart!). Ria will treasure her special chair forever:)

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  18. love how you added the m, diana!

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  19. Look at you getting all crafty. Love the chair and I am going to paint some fabric, too soon.

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  20. You are such a good Nana, Diana. I bet Ria loved the seat. You are really crafty and I didn't know you could paint fabric with AS..Job well done, cute touch with the music lined seat..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  21. How sweet. Love the chair and the M.
    That's amazing the new look and storage.

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  22. What an awesome, thoughtful gift! She is a doll ... you just make sure she sits on that pretty little chair for at least 30 minutes a day, right?! :)

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  23. She is so pretty playing that violin. I love to see children pursuing their love of music.

    Love the junk chair too. Can't say that anymore though because she is now very pretty with an "M"

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. Diana, She is adorable and I bet she loves your gift.

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  25. What a cutie. I played the violin when I was a child. I would hate to hear what would come out if I trued now :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  26. What a wonderful grandma you are! That chair is perfect~it's cute and it even stores music!

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  27. What a sweet violinist you have there! I would have loved a chair like that when I was sitting on the piano bench for hours practicing. My back always hurt after that.

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  28. What a beauty!! She is so talented!! and I know she will treasure that chair forever!
    I am sorry I haven't been around as much lately. I just went through your blog, looking at all that I've missed and it would take a very long email to tell you all that I felt while catching up.
    You are amazing Diana. You are so caring for so many, even when your heart is heavy. You crack me up and you also bring a tear to my eyes. You are a dynamic lady my friend!
    I've missed you! I will try to be around more!
    xxDaniella

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  29. Oh I love this...just look at her smile when she sees her chair! xoxox

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  30. Great find at the "Junk shop" I love that it opens and the M is perfect!

    Carol

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  31. How adorable is she! I can see that she loves her new chair made especially for her. It turned out beautifully!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  32. Great find and great job on the chair. I love the monogram, Diana.

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  33. Love it Diana what a cutie patootie she is!

    What a wonderful Grammie you are

    Have a blessed week!
    Kate
    xoxo

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  34. That sweet little chair will make the practice time fly by. Beautiful job Diana!!

    Lynn

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  35. I so enjoy coming here. The chair is really special for your sweet granddaughter. I love the pictures of her, she is really lovely.
    Your always thinking about making things fun. Hugs, Mary

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  36. This is so sweet...turned out beautifully and I am sure your adorable granddaughter felt very special!

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  37. Just perfect. And you can tell by the look on M's face that she is thrilled with it.

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  38. Oh, I just love that!! Did you really paint the fabric? I've heard that you can do that - it looks fabulous! And, to think that you have a violinist in the family - how cool is that!!

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