I’ve done it! I’ve finally done it! It has been 2.5 months in the making but I finally did it! My vintage bentwood rocking chair has gotten a makeover. It took me forever but I finally got around to it. Is it just me or is your to-do list getting longer by the minute!? Make it stop! Let me do a little catch up!
If you recall, I first showed all of you my thrifty find back at the end of October. This vintage rocker was in great condition but it definitely wasn’t my taste. I hate to say it because I do have a love for vintage fabric, but this fabric just wasn’t doing it for me.
BUT, I had no clue which way to go. I showed you my modge podged-photoshop’ed ideas and had you all vote on your favorite. And there was one clear winner.
You all loved the rich navy. Woo! And since it was already one of my favorites, I trusted all of you wonderful people and dove in. Here’s a quick recap of how I did it.
First, I removed the back and seat of the chair from the frame. Then I removed the old fabric, foam, and staples. Then, bad blogger that I am, I finally remembered to pick up my camera and snapped these pictures for the re-upholstery part of the project. So once you have removed the old stuff and have just the wood backing, you place the backing onto your foam and trace it. Cut along your traced lines and use spray adhesive to adhere it to the wood. Flip your now foamed wood over and onto your chosen fabric, cut just a smidge larger than your backing.
Then it is all fold, tug, and staple. The whole way around… making sure the fabric is nice and secure.
Then reattach the back and seat to the frame. I used E6000 to make sure it was super secure. While a little time consuming and daunting, it really isn’t very difficult to re-upholster a piece of furniture. Give it a try! You can do it!
Check out that gorgeous fabric! I love the semi-organic navy pattern. It goes so amazingly well with our living room without screaming “LOOK AT ME!”
After re-upholstering, I also touched up the scuffs and scratches on the wood frame with my furniture touch-up pens. Zip, zap, zing! It looked brand new!
All I can say is that you guys rock. You were absolutely right. Rich navy was definitely the way to go. I love the original wood and just a pop of the new fabric. Thank you all so much! You guys are awesome.