Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Happy Birthday Max

It's hard to believe that our little Max turns 1 tomorrow.  To celebrate his first year, Harry and I recently created this little chair for him for his bedroom.  Being quite small, it is actually the perfect size for him to climb up onto. I bought the vintage chair for a very small sum and then had it recovered in a plain white canvas.  Harry then drew all over it with fabric felt pens.  On the back I have written a special little note to him.  We also wrote his date of birth and a few of his favourite sounds on the chair too.  I hope it is something he cherishes and keeps forever.

PS.  If anyone is going to try this I would advise ironing the chair after you have drawn on it so as to seal the ink onto the fabric.

63 comments:

pve design said...

what fun!
pve

tinajo said...

Such a wonderful idea! :-)

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Gorgeous Anna! I love a hand made prezzie xx

vicki archer said...

Happy birthday to your Max, Anna.....that is the most adorable chair I have seen....xv

Bayside Rose said...

Anna, this chair is just so lovely. Something special to treasure forever.

Max - one already? No way! Eeek!

Pam x

Lee said...

So beautiful Anna. What a keepsake.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Oh, I see! That IS cute!

The enchanted home said...

May I say that is one of the cutest ideas ever??? I LOVE this....its brilliant!!!!!!! How wonderful and whimsical, personal and fun and the best part is no one will have one like it anywhere else in the world!!!! This is fabulous!!!!!!!! Happy birthday to your little man, one year old is such an incredibly sweet age, enjoy every minute!!

meenal bishnoi said...

Isn't this the most gorgeous gift!!absolutely unique and so very special..I'm sure Max will cherish it forever..( must add that harry is quite the artist!!)..a very happy first birthday to your little boy..xx meenal

Kate said...

Anna, that is absolutely DIVINE! So so so special, hats off to you. Love that you hold family so close to your heart. This is something he can cherish forever. I have recently welcomed a new niece and you've inspired me to think outside the square . . .

xo

Beck said...

Anna, that is AWESOME!! What a wonderful keepsake for Max to cherish forever! Happy Birthday Max! Beck xx

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

What a great idea! I am sure he will love his new chair! Max is one lucky boy! Happy Birthday Max! -Ann

Kimberlee said...

gorgeous pressie Anna, too clever x

Kelly Green said...

Brilliant idea - it looks fabulous Anna! KG (ps are the years going by faster??? )

Sam's Table said...

I love love love this chair - It is so unique!!! You guys are so clever! Happy birthday to the little man from WA.

LOL
Sam

Al said...

This is the most unique gift I have seen in a long time! It is adorable, and will surely become a treasured keepsake. Just fantastic.

Julie said...

What a great idea. Amazing gift.

Micasaporeltejado said...

Me encanta! Una idea genial, la copiaré cuando tenga niños :-)

Momma Peach @ Yankee and Peach said...

What a fabulous project! My little girl turns 2 soon and it would be an ideal keepsake for her! Must keep it in mind... thank you for the inspiration.

Brilliant Chic said...

That is such a special and fabulous idea!

Marina Mott said...

What a wonderful idea! This chair is great!!!xx

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

Wow, that's such a great idea! It's lovely, cheerful and fun. I'm sure he'll love it. Great job!

Thea said...

Oh wow! I think you have a budding fabric designer on your hands. The way Harry has filled in the canvas is amazing. Happy birthday to Max.

Pigtown-Design said...

i love that harry knows that sailboats have keels! such a clever boy!

Dixie Mom said...

That is incredible!!! Love it!

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

what a sweet idea!! built with lots of love :) happy birthday max!

decorative deluxe said...

what a great idea - cute chair!

decorative deluxe said...

What a great idea! Cute Chair!

FairyFiligree said...

So it's more than a year that I've been following your lovely blog as I remember you bringing your lovely bundle of joy home. Happy Birthday to the little one & great chair idea!!

Nane Cabral said...

Olá Anna, amei seu blog! Também tenho um blog, se puder, me faça uma visita que ficarei muito feliz. Adorei as ideias para as cores e as imagens! Beijinhos, Nane www.vovoqueensinou.blogspot.com

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Happy. Fun. Love. Best wishes for a happy birthday! *smiles* Norma

kalynor said...

what a great idea!! Love it :)

Mindy said...

That is adorable. I wish our children were little so I could make this for them. I may have to copy it when we have grandkids.

we have it vintage said...

That is adorable! I'll have to keep that idea in mind for when I have children! So unique and fun.

Ashley

EL at home... said...

Happy Birthday little Max! xx
Love that chair, what a fantastically gorgeous idea! Does Harry do commissions..?

The Glam Lamb said...

This is too flipping cute!!!

The Glam Lamb said...

This is too flipping cute!!!

The Glam Lamb said...

This is too flipping cute!!!

sharongillin said...

i LOVE this chair!!!
Where would I get plain white canvas?? Definitely have to copy this! :)

designchic said...

This is the cutest thing ever and what a wonderful keepsake for your precious Max!!

designchic said...

What a darling idea and wonderful keepsake for your precious Max!!

The Glam Lamb said...

This is too flipping cute!!!

Lauren said...

Absolutely amazing!! What a wonderful gift and keepsake!!

Allison said...

I think this the best idea I've ever seen! Wow!

Elle Lemoine said...

Eek! What a fun idea! I love this.

http://thevintagecampus.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

What a special unique amazing thing to do. Just proves that good design is not about fashion its about feeling too x

jodylowe said...

I love this chair and so want to create one each for my girls xx You are so talented xx Jody

Treadgold said...

Absolutely adore this idea! I think this will mean so much to him when he grows up and has his own family as well. Another fabulous idea. Congrats on the success of your big sale as well.

Annie Loveridge Interiors said...

We have a whole lot of fabric pens left over from the last kids' birthday party (design your own t-shirt) that I have been wondering what to do with. Now I know! Thank you for the wonderful idea. Max's chair is just gorgeous. Happy Birthday x.

Nat @ dear little house said...

What a wonderful idea!

Sandy said...

So beautiful - love the art work - Happy birthday Max

Bubby Makes Three said...

I adore this idea and might have to repost from my blog!!!

Katie and Reuben said...

This is such a magical idea. Your family will treasure that little chair forever. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous boy!

Katie x

Mrs. Blandings said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This is just the kind of thing in life that strikes me as right.

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Oh wow what a wonderful wonderful idea and a beautiful keepsake.

Keren
xx

Miss French Navy said...

That is the most thoughtful, kind present ever! And how I'm sure something Max will keep and treasure forever.

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WallFry said...

Such a thoughtful idea that will be truly cherished

Diana said...

This has got to be one of my new favorite projects to add to my "to-do"s, it's such an amazing way to capture their youth :)

bibbitybob said...

What a gorgeous idea! x

Nici said...

Looks so cute, what a great idea!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

I love this idea. You and Harry did a great job!

Auntie Bliss said...

that chair is pure genius! i pinned it onto Pinterest!