Friday, April 15, 2011

Bench Redo & Little Rocker....

Do you remember this foot stool bench thing that I picked up at GoodWill awhile ago? It has been out in the garage ever since I bought it. I had the fabric, batting, and tacs to redo it, just never found the time. Well, with the sale looming and needing to clean the garage out this weekend, I finally did a quick makeover on it yesterday. It was a gorgeous day out, so I took it to the back porch and stripped it, cleaned it, and painted it.
And here it is done! I painted it "pearwood" by Olde Village paints, the same as my fireplace mantel, and the fabric is a brown ticking with black upholstery tacs. The top of it looked a lot better when I finished it, but the kids decided they really liked it, so after a day's worth of them sitting and climbing on it, you can see the results. Oh well, it is meant to be used.
And I kept forgetting to share this little rocker that my daughter bought for me at a local antique/junk store. You know my fondness of children's rocking chairs, so when I saw this one, I fell in love with it. I have never seen one like it before. I have seen adult versions of the carpet bag rockers, but this one is so small, just Mason's size. Anyone know anything about it? Age? Value?
And the whole thing collapses too.
And here is Mason enjoying the bench.
Have a lovely weekend, it will be full of work for us!



  1. I love your bench. It turned out to be so lovely! I love furniture that people don't have to worry about...especially kids! I've seen collapsible rockers before, but never one that size. It's unique!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I am sorry, I don't know anything about the little rocker, but you did a nice job with it! I also like your bench. Sounds like me~ get things and they sit for awhile~ sometimes it's a LONG while! LOL! Then suddenly you get motivated to do it.
    I wish you success with your sale!
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Love your bench re-do - No idea on the rocker - but looks like a great find

  4. Wow, I LOVE the bench....great job!

  5. You did a great job on the bench, love it and so does Mason! lol

  6. Oh, I love it. You did a wonderful job and doesn't it just look so Prim. It's such a great feeling when a plan comes together. Very nice


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