Saturday, April 13, 2013

Re-re-covered Glider Rocker

A friend passed along this wonderful glider rocker that has been passed from friend to friend to friend. This isn't the exact chair...but one very similar in frame color and cushion pattern. (the actual chair frame is in the back of my van which is in the shop til Monday)




The cushions were already recovered in some durable, yet tasteless, denim. Not my style. It was nice to have the recovers, though, to act as a template for the re-recovers. I simply used a seam ripper to open them up then spread them out on the new fabric.



I love the colors and swirls in this fabric...which was also on the clearance rack. Not bad for $9! And there are a few remnant pieces left over which I'm already brainstorming what to do with them.



I'm still getting to know my sewing machine so I tried a decorative stitch on the hem of the pocket-style flap on the back.


Now I need some help with the last part of this project. What color should I paint the rocking chair frame?  I'm on the fence between a creme color or a chocolate brown. Both will be a homemade chalk paint followed by a sealer. And either would match the decor in our home. What do you think?


What color of paint would look better with this fabric? Creme or chocolate brown?


6 comments:

  1. Either would look nice, but I like the idea of cream! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  2. I think I am leaning toward the cream color as well. I love the fabric you picked.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  3. Wow, it looks awesome! You did a fabulous job. I agree that cream would look great with the fabric. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  4. What a nice redo.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com


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  5. Amazing! I'd go with the chocolate brown, since it would hide more dirt from little fingers :)

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  6. A friend passed along this wonderful glider rocker that has been passed from friend to friend to friend. This isn't the exact chair... gliderrocker.blogspot.com

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