Sunday Favorites...No. 78

Welcome to the 78th "Sunday Favorites"

"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click HERE.


Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 78th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! Wow...we are really having pretty weather here in Colorful Colorado this weekend. As I am typing this...we are at 78 degrees...that may be a record high for Nov. 6th! Hehe! I think honey and I will throw a couple of steaks on the grill and just enjoy!!! I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend as well, my friends!

Today I am sharing one of my first posts...from August 29, 2008...for Sunday Favorites! I hope you enjoy!

Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria

When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!

I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST!

I hesitate about saying anything at all, however as time goes on...I have received emails and have had more and more comments about bloggers who are joining the Sunday Favorites party without following the criteria. They are linking up to the Sunday Favorites party...using a present day post or a post that they just published! While I appreciate the sweet intentions of these dear bloggers, posting a present day post...just seems to be missing the point of what the Sunday Favorites meme is all about! It really is so easy to just cut and paste a previous post for this party...if you need help with the "how to's" of doing this...just click on the Sunday Favorites logo at the top of my side bar. You will find detailed information on how to do this.

It certainly isn't my intentions to offend anyone or hurt anyone's feelings. I went into hosting this little Sunday party with the intentions of having fun! Making rules and trying to abide by them...just seems to put a "damper" on the festivities...know what I mean? I certainly hate the thought of losing any of the Sunday Favorites participants so please be mindful of what this Sunday meme is all about! It's just good blog ettiquette! And...while I am on the subject of blog ettiquette, I would also like to say that I really appreciate...if you are joining in with the party...to add the Sunday Favorites logo...or my blog link to your post or your side bar! You know, it's kind of like showing up to a party that you have been invited to...without ever acknowledging the hostess! I spend many hours reading and commenting on all of my Sunday Favorites participant's posts...and I really enjoy doing so!

Thank you!!!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!


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Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,


Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: August 29, 2008

From Rags to Riches

Part I...."Before"


A couple of years ago I found this little rocking chair at a yard sale...I only paid $5.00 for this little "diamond in the rough"! I decided to use it in my Tea Rose bedroom. The poor thing was painted the most horrible color of green...I just had to repaint it to even be able to use it in the Tea Rose bedroom! I used a Country White (satin finish) paint. The fabric wasn't so bad, although it had seen it's better days...a little worn...no telling how many precious little babies had been rocked to sleep in this old rocker! That thought still makes me smile! But I really disliked the burgandy trim...it just wasn't the right color for this room and it looked so crooked on the chair...yuk! I had always thought I would at least take the ugly old trim off and replace it...but that would be a project for another day! And so this little chair...sat! Ahhh!!!

Part II..."After"

A couple of weeks ago, I found a beautiful beige and olive green toile fabric at JoAnn's Fabric Store. The fabric was originally priced at $16/yd. but had been marked down to $1.50/yd....so I bought a couple yards of it...without any specific plans for the fabric! I just love toile and it was a good deal...I just couldn't pass it up! I also bought a couple of yards of olive trim (with that old rocker in mind). This week I decided to replace that old burgandy trim with the pretty new olive trim...I tugged at the burgandy trim so carefully and I successfully removed it. It only took a few minutes...standing there I wondered why I hadn't done this when I first brought the chair home. It just looked so much better!!! Feeling a little sad that I had neglected this old gal for so long, I decided to dress her up a bit...and that toile fabric would work perfectly!!! The whole process took me much longer than it probably should have...since I basically know nothing about upholstering! I wanted to try my hand at it and always figure that I'll try anything at least once! I enjoyed it and seeing the transformation take place before my very eyes was very rewarding! So here she is...the new and improved little rocking chair for the Tea Rose bedroom.

Total cost: Rocking chair...$5.00; fabric & trim...$3.00 = $8.00...Not to bad!!!


Sandra said...

Hi Chari. What a great "before" and "after" I love the fabric you used! Love it! Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

Alicia said...

You did a great job with both the before and afters! Lucky you to get that fabric at such a great price as well! Have a blessed Sunday!

Beth said...

Wow, Chari! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting. You have a wonderful weekend, and week dear sweet lady. My very best to you and yours.
Hugs, Beth

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love rocking chairs, this one is very pretty and a great bargain! The new look is much better! Great job!

I'm joining your Sunday Favorites again, thanks for hosting, sweet lady!


Lady Katherine said...

I do love this chair,Oh the toile is just lovely on it! Thanks for stopping in to visit I aways enjoy your comments so much! Wish I could find some black toile at that price! I need to make a lot of table cloths for my new adventure.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Chari..what a sweet little rocker! I love rocking chairs..and that one is darling!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Now that is a worthy makeover! That rocker looks terrific.

And you give me hope that I can recover a few of the oddball chairs I have lurking here. I need to summon up the courage!

Unknown said...


Thanks for hosting. Have a great Sunday!! Love your fabric. Great job. I have an old rocker that belonged to my MIL. I've had the fabric to recover the seat for a while. You may have inspired me to get busy!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Chari,

Love this pretty little rocker's makeover...so fresh. I love it when a simple fabric change transforms an old piece like that. And it's usually inexpensive. I just wish I had it in me to do it more often. You're inspiring me as usual. Love this. I guess we were both thinking seats today. ;)

Thank you for hosting. I enjoy this blog-hop very much. Have a beautiful Sunday sweet friend.

Gail said...

Hi Chari,

Your chair looks great! I love transformations like this.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas said...

I love before/afters! Your chair turned out beautiful. Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of your gorgeous Sunday!


Keetha Broyles said...

Chari Girlfriend!!!

I can't believe it! I got my "act" together enough today to JOIN Sunday Favorites. I can't believe I've been MIA for so many weeks. What is it now? 2?? 3???

Well, hopefully I will be BACK regularly.

On my way to church now, but will check in with the OTHER posters this afternoon - - - -

PS - - - I LOVE this chair in your post today.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the fabric in your chair makeover! I am sharing my first ever tablescape today! Fun Party!

Anitra Cameron said...

What a score, and what a beautiful job you did with the chair! Love the before and after photos!

Unknown said...


So sorry, having blogger problems and have the same entry 3 different times on your link. Only one is working correctly. I don't know how to delete the two that takes you directly to my editing page. Again, I am so sorry for this.

Theresa said...

I LOVE that chair and you KNOW I LOVE that room:) Great job dear friend! Enjoy your Sunday! HUGS!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That was such a fabulous makeover Chari!
And I am one lucky gal that can say I got to see it in person!
That room is magazine worthy and is the prettiest bedroom I have ever seen!
I am going to e-mail you too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, You did a wonderful job with the rocking chair and the fabric is fabulous. You know I love anything covered in toile. Have a great week friend.
Hugs, Sherry

DANA said...

Thanks for letting me link up! The rocker I linked up was my first major revamp. I have done may more since, but that one was a learning experience! danajeanward.blogspot.com

paperbutterfly said...

The transformation is wonderful and surprisingly thrifty.
Love what you do!! so well.

Blessings, Pam

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a great transformation, Chari! Good job!


Sheila :-)

paperbutterfly said...

Dear Chari,
Thank you for your kind comments.
As I have supported my doula clients, some through pregnancy and birth and others with new baby care these last few days I find I do not have the time to chat with each of you individually and thank you for commenting or participating in our Tuesday meme. Please know how much we appreciate and anticipate your contributions each week.

Look forward to joining you around the tea table this week.

Blessings, Pam

Sonia said...

What a wonderful rocker and transformation! Love the fabric you chose!! Fabulous look for a fantastic price! Have a great week!

Miss Bloomers

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Chari!
$8.00? Incredible. I have never attempted anything like this. You make it sound easy! Love your fabric choice too. :)
Hope all is well and happy in your corner of Colorado. It was so nice to hear from you again!
Big hugs,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! I can't wait to get back to Sunday favs! Have a wonderful week! ♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your pretty chair and gorgeous fabric. Such a wonderful before and after. I havn't redone any chairs, but yours turned out stunning. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty