Isn't it wonderful?

March 31st, 2011 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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it has so much potential!

it has so much potential!

I found this old rocking chair as I was driving home from work yesterday. It wouldnt fit in my backseat, so I had to park at home, then walk back for it, carry it up 3 flights of stairs to my apartment.

It had a woven seat which was failling out, so I ripped it out completely last night. I need to figure out what kind of seat to give it now. I like doing the belt chairs, but I dont think it would look right on this chair.

I am open to any suggestions because I wont have time to work on it for a little while. For now, I am just enjoying the chippy spendor of it.

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Comments (10)

artteachergirl writes: I was going to suggest ties, but I see that's been suggested. I saw once with a tin ceiling tile across the seat so that's an idea. I've even seen old pantyhose used to make a seat for a similar chair...has to be pulled real tight if they are used. You do use pantyhose to weave like the ties. Good luck, it is a beautiful chair! Posted: 6:03 pm on April 2nd
MakinItHappen writes: Ha, Erin, you crack me up. I can just see you lugging that thing up three flights! When you do put a seat on it, I think it would look great holding a stack of old quilts. Posted: 2:32 pm on April 2nd
debapaka writes: How about mens neckties! here is link that shows you how to do it Posted: 10:39 am on April 2nd
JunkSituation writes: I had that same situation with a chair.... check out my pics. I did what Jim's talkin' about. Old wood.... perfect ! Good luck :)
Tammy Posted: 6:53 pm on April 1st
TinTinJunkFan writes: Would you believe I have this rocker's twin, although we actually still use it on our porch! I like all these suggestions. Posted: 1:08 pm on March 31st
shamrockerin writes: Yeah, I think using wood as a new seat is the best option. I dont have a saw though, so it will either have to be a good size already or I'll have to find someone to cut it down for me. Posted: 11:25 am on March 31st
CottageElements writes: I think it would be fun to find white belts if you could or, could you possibly paint them white? Otherwise Jims suggestion of putting old wood across where the seat was. I love the chippiness of the piece so chippy scrap wood would be cool. I would also poly it to keep it's patina. Great find!

Lani Posted: 9:44 am on March 31st
shamrockerin writes: Unfortunately, I don't have a porch. What I'd give for one! I live in an apartment complex with some questionable residents in it, so if I were to put it out in the tiny yard, it would get stolen or destroyed. :(

For now its in my guest room/office/library/studio (yup its all one tiny room) awaiting its transformation.

I like the suggestions though! :) Posted: 9:18 am on March 31st
JunkArchitect writes: I'd lay a scrap of old wood across where the seat was. Then put a vintage galvanized bucket FULL of flowers or plants on it. It would look cool on a porch...ya gotta porch? If you don't just stick it out in the yard next to a tree.


Posted: 7:57 am on March 31st
sandyrae writes: love it! If it were me, I think that I would put an overstuffed linen cushion on it and maybe add some french quotes to the linen. No matter what you do, I know that it will turn out great! Posted: 7:51 am on March 31st
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