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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rocking Along

One thing I've been noticing lately when I am out hunting is children's furniture.  There is something about a wee-sized piece of furniture that just makes me smile.  After seeing how much my children loved a small rocker at my parents' house, I decided to pick one up if I found a cute one.

I spotted this one at an estate sale for $10.  It definitely was not cute.

The pink wood with rabbit and teddy bear details left a bit to be desired.  But I loved its size, its price, and the fact that it already had an upholstered seat that could easily be changed (I didn't want to go to the trouble of having plywood cut, buying and cutting batting, etc).

I unscrewed the seat, and it easily came right off.

Using my staple gun, I recovered the seat in a remnant of the same indoor/ outdoor green and blue trellis fabric that is on my breakfast room chairs.  It took very little fabric, approximately an 18-inch square with plenty to spare.

I took the chair frame outside and added a few coats of white Rust-oleum.

I put it back together, and the result is a long way from the pepto-bismol pink where it started!

This was such an easy project, and my little ones love the result.  Even the most novice DIY-er can handle this!I'm going to keep my eyes open for another one so there aren't so many pushes and shoves over whose turn it is to rock.  


allison said...

Love this project! Would you mind sharing your source for the fabric?

goheels83 said...

Great easy fix! I love the new fabric on it!

Betsy said...

Looks so cute! I love that it matches your "grown-up" chairs in the breakfast room.

Lalla said...

So cute! I used to love the little rocking chair at my grandmother's when I was little!

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