This week I am featuring my friend Tracy’s awesome rocking chair makeover. I love when someone takes a piece of furniture and gives it a new look and purpose. Tracy did just that and rocked it! no pun intended 🙂 She shared her pictures with me, as well as a quick description of how she tackled this project, in her words!
This old very dirty, dusty old chair I got for free! It was at my husband’s work and they were going to throw it out!
I wondered if I would have to sand it down and re-varnish the piece, but after a little elbow grease and some warm murphy oil wood cleaner, it came up looking wonderful!
With a coupon in hand and a good sale going on I got the fabric (enough for the chair and two more cushions), foam pad and pillow inserts for $28.00!
I unscrewed the old seat pad, removed the fabric and foam, and placed the new foam first, then some batting I had, and simply stapled it under the wood seat.
The fabric was a little tricky lining up the pattern but I started stapling opposite sides first to make sure the fabric was even.
I googled ‘cushion corners’ and ended up choosing the butterfly fold.
All really easy and I think the final product is recycling at its finest!
Great job, Tracy!!! Thanks for letting me share your project. Your chair looks AMAZING!
Here is a video that demonstrates the butterfly fold.
Do you have a chair screaming “make me pretty again!”? Don’t throw it away and buy a new one. Try this simple reupholstery project. What have you got to loose?!
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Have a great week!