Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rocking Chair Make Over

See this rocking chair. Craig just looked at it and said, "Why, Mom!"

 Well, It's not much to look at. A little on the wobbly side and the cushion old fashioned and very faded.  So Craig's question was really, "What are you going to do with that hideous thing."

Well, first I took off the cushions.

There, that's better already! Then Larry re-glued one of the arms to make the chair stronger. Next he sanded it lightly and added coat after coat after coat of white spray paint.

Much better.  Now, if I was going to keep this in my home, I probably would have recovered the cushions in a toile fabric. But, this chair is going to be a "reading chair" in my classroom. So, I picked this colorful upholstery fabric to make any child look forward to having a turn in the reading chair.

Oops, I need to add the ties to the back cushions to make it hang correctly. I have another white chair in the classroom that is covered in a fish fabric (last year's theme) that I will recover with this fabric. I also have a little chest that is royal blue with fish fabric on the lid. That will be recovered with this plaid fabric also.

Be sure to visit Susan's blog at Between Naps on the Porch to see metamorphosis in progress. You've got to see the hybrid car she is featuring. Nope, that's all I'm going to say. You'll have to drop by to see for yourself.

Take Care and God Bless!


Tammy@InStitches said...

You saved that poor chair, now he looks so happy !

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, it turned out gorgeous. I love the white and the plaid fabric is just so fun and perfect. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Janet said...

The kids are going to love reading in that chair. What a fun idea.

xinex said...

It turned out great! Good job!...Christine

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

Jerri said...

What a great makeover! I love the fabric you used!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a perfect reading chair! I love making old things new again...well, sort of new. I recently recovered an old piano bench here at the mission and I love it. :) blessings, marlene

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