Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Thrifing Chair

I love thrifting antiques that make my home more "cozy". My mom has a chair that I have always loved, and when I saw this:
I knew it would be close enough. It is an old rocker- so old, it leans back too far when you sit in it- how would you ever rock in this?? I am nervous I'll top over :) hehe! But I love how it looks in my front room.
It was covered in a gosh-awful print, from the 80's or 90's. I started ripping off layers of fabric, hoping to find a beautiful vintage print. I did, but it was so stained and soiled that washing would have torn it up. Drat! So, I got creative. I love corduroy and have an antique velvet chair in the same room this burnt rust color. I grabbed my matching corduroy, and since there was not a piece big enough, gave it a corduroy black strip for eye appeal. I really like how it turned out. And who can beat a free chair covering :) YAY!


  1. Looks nice. It's always fun to find something thifting!

  2. Wonderful job Candice! That is a lovely find.
    I recently covered an office chair I got from the thrift store, too!
    I see lots of great furniture at our thrift stores that I would love to bring home and make over, but the house is only so big...

    Maybe you could put some small stops under the rocker to keep it from going back too far?

  3. Your chair looks great! Good job!