Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ugly Chair / Pretty Chair

One of the many lessons that I try to teach my children is that beautiful things do not come from the mall.  The most meaningful things are those that are given to us by others.  In this life lesson, we took an old chair, given to us by some great friends, and transformed it.  This was our project on Sunday.

This poor old chair needed some SERIOUS attention, so off we went to the fabric store, where we bought all the supplies needed to transform this little jewel into something beautiful.

An hour later, spent talking about "materialism", we ended up with a thing of beauty.  The time spent with my daughter on this project was absolutely priceless, as is this chair.

Hidden within it's new fancy upholstery, is a note, with our names and dates, to be discovered years from now by my daughter and HER son or daughter.  This is now an heirloom, and will be passed from generation to generation.

That's how it works.

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