A couple weeks ago my husband picked me up from work with this in the back seat!
A man was taking it out to the curb when my little opportunist spotted it and scooped it up for free. Its owner said that it’s from the ’40s. There aren’t any markings on it, but it looks to be from that era (if not earlier).
I love Mission-style furniture in other people’s homes, but have never been a huge fan of it in my own. This rocker, however, may be the exception. It started out a little rough around the edges, no upholstery, just exposed springs and bits of old disintegrated leather.
My more talented half sanded this Tiger Oak down, (those nooks between the slats were a pain in the arse)….
Then he put a “Cherry” finish on it (with his estate sale brush)…
And now…to reupholster, which neither of us has done. Ever.
We have a few resources to use for advise, starting with my twin sister’s mother and father-in-law who have had a few goes at reupholstering chairs. My husband is leery knowing that this is not an easy task and I am uber optimistic, which makes me think I underestimate the depth of the project ahead. At least it’s not the entire chair. Either way, we are both up for the challenge. I’ll show you our results when it’s complete – even if it’s crap!
In the meantime, we novices would appreciate any advise from you mavens out there.