Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easy Rocker Update

We love this old wooden rocker that belonged to my husband's grandmother.  It is still in awesome condition, but I keep it in the bedroom because I don't want it used.  I'm afraid it might get damaged.  The finish, as far as I know is original to the chair.  The seat had horse hair stuffing when I first tried to recover it.

It was a sight to behold, and in poor shape as far as the seat went.

I've had this rocker every color in the book, brown, blue, white, blue floral, every color.  While in Wal Mart, I generally look in the remnants bin.  You can get good sized pieces of fabric for less.  I found a 2 yard remnant for $9.00, and it had aqua in the colors, so it was mine!!

I came straight home and made new covers for the rocking chair.

First though let me show you all the times it's been "redone".
The very first time I covered it was before blogging days, so no photo and it was a medium blue with stripes and roses.

Then I covered it in plaid corduroy.

Next it was blue with flowers, shown below.

Current look is below:

This is such an easy, quick project.  Lift the seat out, cover using fabric and staples, then sew an envelope pillow cover for the pillow I have on the back.  If you are not able to sew, iron on tape would work just as well, and you could probably do the sewing by hand or use fabric glue.

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