This is the story of a chair. Specifically, this is the story of a really cute folding rocking chair that I found on craigslist in 2009. In fact, I even posted a picture of this chair on this very blog. I'm not sure why, but this chair has been the elephant in the room for me. I pull it out and work on it every few months but it always gets folded up and put back in a corner behind a door and I completely forget about it for another 4 months. Well this is it! I am determined to finish this project before the summer. So mark my words, friends... This chair will be for sale by July! Here's the progress so far:
The chair before! It was cute, but the caning was missing from the seat and fraying around the top of the back. It was itching for a full overhaul:
The chair now! It's been painting a flat grey and the groove around the seat that the caning originally wove into has been chiseled out:
Obviously it's not finished. But it's closer. I need to cut out a wooden panel to fit in the recessed seat and FINALLY decide on a piece of fabric to upholster it in. The back is a different story. I'm considering weaving a series of pieces of cording through it, but I'm not sure how comfortable that will be so I may just upholster it with fabric as well. And then I have a couple of silver leaf embellishments in mind.
But no matter what, it will be done by July! Mark my words, world. JULY!!!!