A few years ago I was at a farm auction just outside of town and got this rocking chair for a cool $4.00. I recovered the seat the week after I got it and this was the result. It worked really well in our living room, green walls, brown sofa, cream drapes.
Then a while back, we were the recipients of a fabulous dining room table and put the captains chair in the living room and the rocker went to the dreaded storage / laundry room.
In January we painted the living room and changed out the drapes – I love love love the colors. So I decided to give the rocking chair a second chance. I dismantled the seat and now have nine great springs for a future project and asked the hubby to cut me a piece of wood to fit for the new cushion. Some 2” foam, fabric and a staple gun makes a nice new cushion.
The frame took a whole lot of sanding, some wood glue and several coats of primer and paint. A little sanding and/or distressing and I have a new to me rocking chair.
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