The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Before and After: Child's Rocking Chair

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Before and After: Child's Rocking Chair

I found this in an antique store a couple of weeks ago.  The upholstery was horrible, but I felt like it had some real potential as a cute rocking chair for Lydia Grace.

My dad helped me reupholster it with some lovely cream fabric with pink and green stripes.   Thanks Dad!

We also replaced a couple of screws, secured some of the nails, and used a furniture marker to cover up any bad spots in the wood.  My dad is incredibly talented at projects like this. 

I sewed a pillow for it too!

It makes a great addition to Lydia Grace's reading nook.

Here's my little bookworm.

I think she likes her newly restored chair!

8 comments:

  1. I love the rocking chair. You are so creative with that kind of stuff. I'm jealous!

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  2. Adorable! We just broke the old child size rocker that we've had since our girls were little. It's sitting in our garage with a broken leg but there's too much sentimental value to throw it away. So it's either find someone to fix it or search for a new one and this is exactly how I like to do it too! I love to find old things and give them new life! You guys did an awesome job!

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  3. Really cute! I think that she likes it too! Great job mom!

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  4. It looks amazing! Great transformation. I love before and after pics. Your bookworm is such a DOLL!!! Thanks for the link!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

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  5. Great job spotting that potential! It looks really cute, especially with that ruffly pillow on it. Your little one looks right at home:)

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  6. You did a fabulous job on the make-over of the child's rocking chair. The child looks right at home in it. What a cute baby!

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