Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A cast-away chair gets new life

This old rocker has been around my sister's place for years; we traded a chair a few years ago and in the swap, I acquired this one. It was painted white a couple of years ago and nothing else done to it. It has sat outside in the elements for over a year and you can see from the BEFORE PHOTO - painting was done without any taping, so I decided yesterday to start a slipcover from a nice piece of Waverly fabric. I'm so.............glad I remembered to wash FIRST in hot water and dry because it shrank quite a bit. This little gem will come upstairs now and enjoy a corner in my guest bedroom. You gotta love this fabric in ANY color.


  1. How fun Bettie...you did an awesome job my friend...oh and everything toile just makes my old heart skip a beat sighs...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Great job, Bettie! Looks lovely!

  3. Bettie~~~~

    You did a lovely job! I love it!


  4. Bettie, that is AMAZING! I love that fabric. I'm doing black and white in my craft room and I am really hoping for some toile and black check trimmed curtains for in there. I've seen them, just gotta save up for 'em!

  5. You know I love this project as I've had an affair with toile for years now...You did a GREAT Job..Love it!