So I found this little lonely rocking chair just calling my name at the thrift store….”take me home, fix me up, update my fabric, read a book on me…” (again, I admit, I am odd….) I digress….I took this little chair home….and here is what happened…

Dated, old, seafoam paint, the lil lady needed a makeover….I sort of felt like Oprah…for just a second.. 

Come on out girl….show us that makeover…Ok, I’ll stop now…But isn’t she pretty!

I pulled all the old fabric off and sanded down the really rough parts.

Then I primed with an oil base white primer. Followed up with a gloss white paint. 2 coats.

When I took the fabric off I marked the back to use it for a pattern. Worked great!
I replaced the foam and material by stapling it in place. Then I used white trim to cover the staples.
I love her!!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Nice job! The chair looks very happy. J

  2. I love her, too!

  3. Beautiful!! Was that chair really only $8!! What an awesome find. And I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and white chair you can see through the doorway in one of your pictures. Where did you find that???

  4. oh my gosh, I have this EXACT same rocker! I saved it from a dumpster….mine is still wood and fabric hideousness, sitting on the front porch, waiting for me to reinvent it. Yours turned out great! What an odd sized rocker, like 3/4 size!

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