Rocker Re-do


I had been looking at this rocker for weeks.  It was part of the furniture that was moved into Nana’s House Thrift Store #2 for the grand opening back at the first part of April.  I sat in it several times and always walked away.  It was priced at $95 and I just couldn’t spend that much and then have to paint and recover it.


Tuesday I was at the thrift store #1 and was told that they were going to have a 1/2 price sale for the month of May at #2.  I promptly headed to the other thrift cottage and purchased the chair.

On the way home I stopped by Wal-mart and purchased a can of spray paint (I had to use 2) and found some black fabric for……ready…….$1 a yard!!!! Yes $1 a yard and it was 54″ wide.  I was so excited I couldn’t wait to start even though it had begun to rain.

I was able to take apart the cushions and use the old fabric for a pattern.  The arm pieces had snaps on them but I decided not to purchase snaps and make it one long piece that goes under the seat cushion.  For the foot stool I just flipped it over on top of the fabric and stapled it down.

I finished this project today and like the way it turned out.  I think I am actually liking this make over bug I have.  I am not sure that black was a good choice for fabric with my dog but will see how it works. It only cost me $5 for the fabric and it can always be recovered again down the road.

What is your favorite furniture make over?

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6 Responses to Rocker Re-do

  1. I’m in the middle of a glider makeover, too. Got the fabric done but still deciding on a color. Yours looks so nice! Much better to redo than buy new!

  2. rosyragpatch says:

    Looks really good!

  3. Pingback: Jean Recycle into Chair Recover | lifewithkeo

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