Vintage Rocking Chair

I appreciate that friends and family are starting to think of me when they see a good antique.  It’s a huge compliment.  I recently had a friend give me an antique drum table they had been given by a relative.  She said it never really went with the rest of their decor and she trusted that I would give it a new life.  How sweet is that?!?!?  I’m in the process of redoing that table and will keep you posted on it, but today is about another redo.

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a dear friend (Hi Patti!).  She said she had been out garage sale-ing that morning and came across a rocking chair she really loved and it made her think of me.  Awww.  She said she bought it and she wanted me to have it.  I hopped in my car and headed straight to her house to pick it up.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it:

Isn’t it precious?  I really shouldn’t have been so surprised.  She has fabulous taste.  In fact, one of these days real soon, I’ll be sharing some pictures with you of her amazing porch.  She decorates it with fabulous antiques and “junk” for every season.  It’s truly incredible.  I digress.  But I do promise to show you soon.

The rocking chair had some great character

I pondered whether I should just reupholster the seat (I mean, I couldn’t leave it with that ugly, tattered fabric on it!) or give the entire chair an overhaul.  What to do?  What to do?  Of course, I can never seem to leave well enough alone, so . . .

Here it is now:

Oh yes.  I covered it in a vintage grain sack, yes I did.  I love it.

A little Annie Sloan Old White and a vintage grain sack is just what this antique rock-a-bye needed.  It was nice before, but I really like the face lift on this one.  I can see some lucky person rocking on it while sipping coffee sitting on a giant wrap around porch.  Can’t you?  This beauty is coming with me to the sale in October so maybe that person will be you?!

**Halloween Note**
I saw these this morning on Pick Your Plum.

They are perfect for any Halloween decor projects you may have coming up.  They’re even magnetic.  If you use vinyl on them, you could remove the Halloween themed vinyl and use the black and white ones in other spots around your home!  They’re fantastic, but hurry because they’re going fast.  When I logged on this morning there were 150 sets and by the time I ordered mine, there were only 120 left!!

Linking to:

Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday
At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday
Just a Girl Show and Share Day
Chic on a Shoestring Flaunt it Friday
Sassy Sites
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday
Tater Tots & Jello
My Romantic Home
Be Different Act Normal
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special
Between Naps on the Porch
Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday



  1. so sweet & charming now–great job! I love the white and the grainsack. If you have time i would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party this week.

  2. How can you give up this sweet rocker?! You did a fantastic job. I love the color and the grain sack cushion! Well done!! :-)


  3. Beautiful! Looks right at home on the porch, but I think I’d plant it firmly inside where I could look at it every day!


  4. So charming! I love how your rocking chair came out~ so sweet in its paint and the grainsack- love it!

  5. gorgeous transformation! i love it! xo Meggan: Lila Grace

  6. Adorable! You did a great job on that sweet old rocker and grainsack! Luv the combination! :)

    xoxo laurie

  7. It’s the perfect makeover for that chair! I love the grain sack seat. :)

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