Friday, May 10, 2013

Vintage Rocking Chair Re-do

This rocking chair was given to me by a friend to use with the new Baby. I don't know how old it is, but is quite old. Still very sturdy and in good condition. The upholstery fabric was very worn out. So I decided to try recovering it.
Had no clue what I was doing when I started. Had a really general idea of how it's done but didn't have any specifics.

Here are the before pictures.

 I saw a link to a chair with similar design on Pinterest that gave me the idea of spray painting the wood and also gave me tips on how to recover it.
Was easier than I though, though still a time consuming process. Once I took the old fabric off I just cut out the new in the same shape and cut slits/pleats in the same place. I was even able to use most of the old upholstery tacks.

Here is the finished product!

I'm really pleased and pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out!

Baby Room Makeover

The Baby's room is finally finished. Minus a few finishing touches.
Here are the before pictures...

 I painted the tan color and two walls. Then with rulers, chalkline, stepstool, and tape created the lattice design.

 Then painted over it with olive green! And painted the rest of the walls.