I got this rocker at a garage sale earlier this summer for $1. That's right you heard it right $1 dollar bill (and actually it was less since I didn't have any cash my sweet garage sale-ing partner Mother bought it for me!)
It was a darker stained wood finish with a blue flower courdery fabric it had been re-upholstered with. I liked the details and it seemed sturdy enough so I decided it would do nicely for my first furniture re-finish attempt.
Here's where I should've realized to take pictures so there could be before and after photos...forgive me I'm still getting in the habit of having my camera near by to take pictures of things that I might blog about later...
At first I was going to strip the chair and re-stain it. After attempting stripping it numerous times I'd had it and decided to paint it instead. Maybe the stripper was too old and wasn't working I don't know but I decided to paint it instead. Wanting a quick fix I turned to spray paint. I chose an Ivory color in whatever brand they had at Walmart... I think it started with a "K," Krylon maybe?
I then found the fabric at Joann's and using the previous covering (and foam) as a guide I cut out a piece of fabric and a piece of foam for each the top and bottom.
In putting it together again is where it's very helpful to have an extra set of hands helping you so one can handle the staple gun and the other can stretch the fabric into place.
This is how she turned out!
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