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!


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

  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!

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

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

    Poppies at Play

  5. That is so super cute! Great job!

  6. 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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