Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rocking Chair Transformation

Thought I'd share another project I finished a few days ago. Isn't this rocker beautiful? I love the faux hair on the sides that make it look shabby and cool...not. This is the nasty rocker we've had for about six years that is impossible to clean.
Do you see that ottoman? To quote our beloved Jackie from CyberChase, ew, ew, and double ew! At one point I had tried, sorry, tried (it needed emphasis) to clean it with a carpet cleaner with the brush attachment...but it basically just moved the dirt around.
And of course it was totally falling apart in numerous places...so I redid it!


Drumroll please....








Tada! You know how much this cost me to get my rocker lookin like new again? $5.00. Yup, a measly $5.00. I bought the fabric at Home Fabrics for a buck a yard and some heavy duty batting for the ottoman (which had foam inside that had totally disintegrated into a powder) for 2.50 after my 40% off at JoAnn's. Who says you can't have it all?
Ahhhh, looking at it makes me happy - cuz I'm not seeing dirt covered dirt on fabric. And now I'm not worried about whether people are scared to sit on it!
Note: I am NOT a seamstress. Far from actually. So if you're worried about starting your own project like this and not sure about how it will turn out, rest assured...if I can do it, you can!

3 Comments from you:

Carol said...

You did a fantastic job on the chair. I love those rockers! So comfortable. TFS!

Jilly Bean said...

Looks great! I've tossed around the idea of redoing mine. But haven't jumped on the project yet. This is encouraging! Way to go you! When on earth did you find time to do this...between working, mommying, etc???????

Christine said...

Well done Melinda, you've done a great job with your Rocker chair.

I use to be a seamstress (for 20yrs)and even i wouldn't have dared to attempt an upholstery project so good on ya girl. You should be really proud of yourself. x

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