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!!!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating 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!