I have had this antique craftsman style rocker for quite a few years.
I’ve wanted to paint it and reupholster the seat for a long time,
(any antique dealers out there shuttering?),
and finally just did it!
First I “roughed up” the old finish with sandpaper, then wiped it down really well. Then, while I did the painting a dear friend from church came and tore the old cushion apart and systematically figured out how to repair and reupholster it. Neither of us have ever recovered something before, but she was definitely the right person for the job. She was patient, methodical and precise. I would have been pulling my hair out!
I found the brand new upholstery fabric at Goodwill for only 2.99,
and I liked it better than anything I’d seen at the fabric store!
It looks a bit like ticking.
After three coats of flat white paint, I lightly distressed the chair, then gave it a coat of furniture wax.
When that was dry I buffed it, and put the newly covered cushion in place.
It sits in the corner of the guest bedroom, or the grandkid’s room as it's more commonly called,
(and more commonly used for).
I’m lovin’ it!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE AND HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!