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Reupholstery Project

Sooooo excited to share the results of the nursery rocker re-upholstery project! One of the things I love so much about the mid-century modern movement is the furniture; how well it was made, and made to last. I don’t think there’s anything more fun than rescuing a vintage piece of furniture, and bringing it up to date – INSTEAD of buying new, over-priced furniture that is both cheap and did I mention over-priced? HA! New rocking chairs for a nursery run into the 4 digit figures. Can you imagine paying $1000 + for a rocking chair or glider? Me neither. On with our story.

A very good friend referred me to a local guy who did a fantastic job with our Craigslist-found chair that rocks, swivels and swishes.

I’ll cut to the chase – and feature the before photo:

BEFORE

BEFORE

I found some fabric that made me swoon at PopDecorFabrics on Etsy. As soon as it was delivered, I ran it over to my main man, Ruben.

PopDecorFabrics, you rock me!

PopDecorFabrics, you rock me!

He does beautiful work, as you’ll see……

Holy Orange Goodness!!!!

Holy Orange Goodness!!!!

No seriously. Let’s see that again:

Nursery Rocker 004

Now to make it baby puke-proof… but that’s a project for another day.

This week, I’ve been painting up a storm on my “Goodwill bookcase project” – and I’m hoping to be able to reveal that next week. This is going to be a DIY nursery if there ever was one, and I’m going to take you with me step by step!

 

 

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About midcenturyobsession

My love for midcentury surfaced after inheriting a couple pieces of my very fashionable grandmother's MCM furniture. I'd always loved clean lines...and became obsessed. I'm currently in the process of redoing our entire home in Mid Century style. My husband would tell you "She's off her head." (Irish-speak for NUTS.) I am the wife of a Dubliner, a mother to an adorable little boy and two clownish french bulldogs Pig and Pearl. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. If there is anything I learned earning my degree, it was that I didn't want to pursue criminal justice. My heart just wasn't in it. I played 2 years of volleyball on a full scholarship and graduated a 4 year college in 3 years. I lived in Dallas for a very long time and left friends behind to be closer to family for my son. A native Californian, I have to say it's great to be back home.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “Reupholstery Project

  1. Beautiful job Brooke!! I can’t wait to see the finished nursery. 🙂

    Posted by Kiley | May 29, 2014, 9:06 pm
  2. Wow! That turned out nice! You have me curious about what you’ll be doing to the fabric to make it baby puke proof. How are you feeling these days? I hope the discomforts of pregnancy aren’t too bad. Regardless, the end result(baby) is worth it!

    Posted by Elena | May 30, 2014, 1:30 am
  3. Gorgeous Brooke!!! Orange you glad you chose that color? 😉

    Posted by Lin | May 30, 2014, 5:18 am

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