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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Old Rocking Chair Makeover

 We found this little gem in our favorite Goodwill location for only $2.99! When I say we I mean David found it. ;) I'm surprised by how into Goodwill hunting he can get, he usually doesn't like being in stores but he's gotten good at finding treasures.
This little chair was priced at $5.99 and than marked at 50%off so we paid almost nothing for this cute little guy.


As you can see, the design of the fabric is AMAZING  so I immediately got to thinking of what I wanted to replace it with. I love natural colors and linen so I knew that would be it. I had a linen table cloth that didn't fit our new big table so I used that and cut the size of the cushion out for both the back of the seat and the seat itself.
Basically, I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to sewing, but I can get by with what I do know. So I cut out the shape of the cushion, using the old one as a measuring tool, and cut two out to sew together.
 The Actual chair I painted a blue color. I bought the paint from Target. I love how it turned out!
I did two coats and while it was almost all the way dry, I took a clean brush to brush some of the paint off to get the wood to peak through.

 My sewing is not perfect, not super straight, but I did make sure to use the right color thread to go with the rest of the chair.
 The old cushion had a little button that clasps onto the chair so I made sure to keep that and just change out the fabric. I love that little accent to it.
Isn't it cute?! I love it and it's comfortable. I hope this chair stays with us for a very long time. 

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