I have picked up a new habit lately...yard sales. I was blissfully ignorant about the wonderful things you can find at yard sales...I didn't have time to go to yard sales, I had other things to do and besides I didn't need or want someone else's junk. What an idiot! I've been awed and inspired by some of the eye popping finds and amazing redos out there in blogland.
This is my second weekend in a row, where I have gotten up with the chickens and headed out in search of hidden treasures. One of my finds this week was this antique rocker. I fell in love with it and knew it would fit beautifully in my Master bedroom, with a little tweaking. I picked up some upholstery fabric at Hobby Lobby (on sale this week at 30% off) in a gorgeous pale blue color to match the chocolate and blue color scheme and ta-da, a new favorite place to sit is now housed comfortably in my bedroom. I've always been a rocking chair lover...I have an old bentwood rocker (I really do) that my two daughters were raised on as well as all of my Grandbabes. Now, I have something more comfortable that I can look forward to continuing my rocking career with my new Grandbabe ("little don't know you yet", due on my husbands birthday in December).
The rocker was covered in an ivory fabric with a pale blue, green and pink striped/crisscrossed pattern. The lady who was selling it had used it in her nursery and it had recently been stored in the garage.
I thought about refinishing the wood, but the more I looked at the deep molasses color, the more I liked the character and decided not to change it. I think the darker wood is a better fit with my bedroom furniture.
Since I am not experienced with recovering anything other than the fabric on my dining room chairs, I am pleasantly surprised at how beautifully this sweet little rocker turned out. It only took me about 4 hours to recover, and most of that time was spent removing the 993 staples that was holding the previous fabric.
I'll post pics of my other finds, later this week. For now, I'm still rocking.
All the best,