The wood was in decent condition (besides some water spots) and I couldn't bring myself to paint it anyway. So, the easiest update was of course to change out the seat.
First thing was to clean the poor thing though. It was sooo filthy....years and years of dust. Just cleaning it alone brought a whole new life back to it and got rid of most of what I thought was water damage.
Next was securing some fabric onto the seat. The seat cushion was a little worn, but salvageable. I'm sure within the next few months I'll be putting some foam in there. I love nothing more than brown with white. It's so simple and pretty :)
This will eventually move into my daughter's room when she's old enough. I love passing on things to her and hoping that she will eventually be passing it onto her little ones :) I just hope she has a lot of room in her house when she is old enough, because I have many...many family heirloom pieces to pass along.
True Value has a wonderful video that truly illustrates the value of keeping heirlooms in the family. You can watch it below, or click here.
True Value has been so kind to offer one of you guys a $50 gift card to their store! To enter to win:
- Watch the video above and leave a comment below about your own family heirlooms.
- Like Thrifty and Chic on Facebook, leave a comment below stating that you did.
I'm excited to hear about your family heirlooms, hopefully in future posts you will get to see more of mine :)
Disclosure: I have been compensated in kind from True Value for running this giveaway.