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:

Mark said...

She's gonna treasure that chair forever.
m.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

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

Ruth Kelly said...

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

Ron said...

Who knew? The chair looks terrific:) Xo

It's All Connected said...

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

Annmarie Pipa said...

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!

Beth said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

Gina said...

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

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

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

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

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!!!

NanaNor's said...

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

DearHelenHartman said...

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.

Cristina Garay said...

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

Nellie said...

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

It's Just Dottie said...

Lovely indeed!!!!
Smiles, Dottie

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

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

Donna said...

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:)

lynn said...

love how you added the m, diana!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

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

Infuse With Liz said...

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

pollydove said...

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?! :)

sissie said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

ImSoVintage said...

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

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

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

Grammy Goodwill said...

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.

Daniella said...

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

koralee said...

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

Keeping it Cozy said...

How special! I love it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

Carol

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Little Miss Maggie said...

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

Kate said...

Love it Diana what a cutie patootie she is!

What a wonderful Grammie you are

Have a blessed week!
Kate
xoxo

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

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

Lynn

Shopgirl said...

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

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Holly said...

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!!