Twenty years in the "re-making"...and it's finally all "laced" up!January 26th, 2014 in blog, projects
Hello all! It's been a long winter (and it's only half over...), and I've been busy sorting, organizing and "purging" through my vast amount of junk in my basement/work room. You know the kind of thing people do in January for a fresh start into the new year? Gotta try and not go over that line into hoarding... It feels good to get better organized, and now I know there are some things I better get busy and use, or lose (to make room for more once the garage sale season starts...wink, wink).
Anyway, I wanted to share pics of my latest project. I've had this old platform rocker in my basement for over twenty years, and just kept thinking "I'll do something with it...one of these days". Really??? Twenty years???
Well, I finally did. I believe it's from the 1800s, and, from the layers of fabric I removed, it has been through a few style changes (not sure when the bright printed "oilcloth" was in style, but it definitely had to go).
I cleaned off the dust, sanded it, then primed and painted. I put a new layer of fabric on the seat, and began digging through lace and doilies - definitely using a little bit of this and that! I put the pieces together like a puzzle (I used fabric glue, and "hot" fabric glue). I like how it turned out - a sweet antique shabby rocker! It's all ready to sell, and FINALLY get settled into its happy new home!
And since I just happened to have a small footstool too - I decided to "re-do" it to match. It could also be used as a sweet little sidetable!
Thanks for checking out my chair re-do. Hope you have a great day and are staying warm (or are in a warm climate - and if you are, I am sooo jealous!).
Junk hugs from snOHIO!
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