Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rocking chair reupholstered

I have to admit that I just can't get rid of this rocking chair! In a good way!
This used to be my in laws a long time ago...maybe 25 or so years ago.

My husband "inherited" the complete set (couch, love seat and rocking chair), and when we got married we decided to keep it.
I slip covered the couches and I re-covered this chair with fabric I bought in Nigeria nine years ago. $5 have gone a looooong way.
before 
after
I really like this chair, but the children kept climbing on it and hurting themselves. 
So it went down to our Master Basement 
for a while.
there she is on the right
I kept wanting to bring it back in our living room...it just fits there and I like sitting on it.
So there it went again.
This time I put the chair in a different spot, so it would be less likely that someone (aka, my dad) would get hurt by tripping over it! (EVERY time he comes...ciao papa')
I have used the same fabric for other smaller projects here and there in the living room

...and even made a skirt out of it!
My almost 4yr old just asked me why I was wearing a pillow!!!
I guess I am making a fashion statement here. Don't worry, I don't wear this in public...only if I go to our "not so nice" Walmart (which is not very often). 


Stay Frugal,
(and stay away from the "not so nice" Walmart...)
Daniela

10 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Not sure why that fabric is not good for a skirt. I think it's adorable! Wear it in public all you want...

Kelly said...

I'd say you've really gotten good use out of that fabric! I think your skirt is cute. And....what's wrong with Walmart? I shop there all the time for our groceries. We have a nice one and I save alot of money by shopping there.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

I love your skirt! That fabric has done well for you!

Brandi said...

I love that fabric. It looks so nice on your chair. I don't blame you for not wanting to get rid of it. You gave it a new life with that makeover. Well done!!

Debbiedoo's said...

You are too funny! I actually like the skirt too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Courtney said...

Gorgeous chair and fabric!! I think it's cute made up as a skirt...I'd wear it too!!
Visiting from its oveflowing:)

Debra said...

That's a beautiful old chair and you can never have too many rocking chairs

Laughing at your four year olds' question ! : )

shannon i olson said...

love the chair, love the pillow skirt!! tee heee

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

I can see why you haven't gotten rid of the chair- it has great lines and looks comfy!

Caitlin said...

Actually I think that skirt is kind of Anthro!!