Do you remember your very first piece of brand new furniture you ever bought? There is an emotional attachment to that piece isn’t there? The first piece of furniture I ever bought on my own from a furniture store is this red rocker. Handsome Hubby and I had been married almost a year, we were stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA and I had my first official job - - teaching at a Montessori school. Handsome Hubby and I were out shopping – looking for nothing in particular - - when I saw this red rocker chair. I fell in love with it and had to have it!
It has moved with us 8 times, been in a place of prominence in almost every room of our house, I have rocked and nursed both my babies in this chair - - and it shows!
It was time for my favorite chair to get a make-over! I knew just the fabric I wanted to use for this chair. I’ve been protecting it and saving it for just this project. Almost every customer that has come to “shop” my fabric stash has wanted this piece of fabric.
It is a sweet natural cotton with branches and birds printed on it and I love it!! There is no markings or labels on the edges of this fabric, so I can’t tell you who makes it or what pattern it is - - all I know is that I wish I had more of it!
I have one scrap 6” x 10” left over - - so it was a tight fit! In fact, that is why I used a contrasting brown welting for the chair, because I knew that there was not going to be enough fabric for both!
The coolest part about this project is that the two kids who were rocked and fed in this chair - - the same two who made it so nasty - - helped me re-upholster it. They both helped with the tearing apart and then Cameron got to use the stapler and Charise documented the whole process with the camera. Both of them loved helping and have both told me they will help with ANY re-upholstery projects I have!!
(Charise’s photography skills - -notice how she captured my best side and my fabulous hair-do!)
What about you? What was your first piece of furniture you bought that you still have an emotional attachment to? Is it time for you to give it a make-over?