So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster. She said she found a toddler rocker and asked if I wanted it. I of course said yes….who turns down a free dumpster rocker? Anyway, when I got it I noticed that it not really toddler sized, it’s way too big. It’s not really adult sized either though, its pretty small. It’s like a 3/4 sized rocker. We’re kinda small people though, so I decided to make it a front porch rocker. As soon as my husband saw it sitting on the front porch he cringed and asked “are we really keeping that nasty thing?” Umm, yes, but its not going to stay that way…did we just meet? Anyway, this is why he cringed, its a homely little thing….
…and it might have had a couple of things wrong with it…
So here we go:
Rip off nasty (nasty!) fabric.
Prime. (Kilz is my favorite)
Have the little helper help (haha) cut fabric.
Replace nasty foam after drenching with Febreeze (I would have replaced it if foam wasn’t crazy expensive).
Cover with fabric, fold under edges, and nail.
Use fabric glue to add edging (I’m fairly certain that this is not how the professionals do it, but whatever).
And here it is!
I spent about $10 fixing up this rocker..about $5 on spray paint and $5 on the edging. The fabric is leftover from being rejected for my dining room curtains. While working on this I came up with a little challenge for myself…to create an entire front porch for under $100. I would like about four chairs, an end table, a rug, a loveseat/bench and some wall decor. Should be interesting!
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