Friday, November 12, 2010

Old Rocker, New Look

I had been in search for a chair to place in our Office to create a sitting area.  I wanted something small that could be easily moved around.

Something like this...

but, with a $700 price tag, it was not going to happen.

I turned to Craigslist.  With a little luck, I was able to find this rocker for $25.00


I could not decide what to do with it just yet.


So, it lived in our garage for the summer.  Since there was a small amount of rust showing on the metal legs, we knew it had to be painted.  I choose to spray the rocker with a primer, then boring white to create a blank canvas.


It took a couple cans to completely cover the chair.  Once I moved the rocker into the house, I realized the white wasn't so bad.  But it needed something.

One day while doing laundry, I happened to notice something...


The pattern on it was adorable!  So, I decided to trace part of it on the back of the rocker and see how it looked.


Instantly, I LOVED it, but did not want to carry the pattern onto the whole rocker.

With a couple colorful (and on clearance) throw pillows from Pier 1, the rocker has turned into one of my favorite pieces in the house.



For a total price of $50 (spray paint, throw pillows, and the chair), a old rocker was given new life :-).

13 comments:

Megan said...

Nice work!! I have the same rocker sitting in my garage, going on a year, and have been looking for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Oh my word, that's amazing! Isn't it crazy where inspiration can come from??

Scientific Housewife said...

How creative! Looks great :)

LizzieBeth said...

No lie, I have the same laundry basket, but in a bizzaro teal color!

This is great! I want to grab a cup of tea and a book and read it on the chair!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Very cute! I love the small part with pattern. Just perfect and not overwhelming.

Janean said...

who woulda thunk it? but the pattern put it into the 21 century. great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your chair makeover!! Great inspirations!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Perfect makeover! Looks so comfy!

Lynett said...

It looks great! I LOVE rockers!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, how smart! love your redo.

elizabeth said...

wow!!! it looks great!! I had a rocker like that = that had been sitting out on the porch for a few years - but just didn't have it in me to fix it up -
If we were neighbors it would have been yours!!
happy wednesday!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Very creative Danielle! Way to take it beyond the basic white! Love those pillows, too.

Heather said...

I have almost this same rocker and it has been sitting in my Mom's garage for YEARS while I decide what to do with it. Great ideas!