4/14/2011

Child's Rocker Finished~Diamonds In The Rough

Remember I'm doing what I call my Diamonds In The Rough! features? It's where I show you my weekly buys from garage sales, tag sales, thrift stores, etc. Then I promise to show you what I make with them or what I use them for. Well, I finished the child's rocker. But before I reveal it, I will give you a hint of what I did with it. Does this look familiar to anyone?
Okay, now the before...But first, a story. A friend called me and said come and get a child's rocker that her hubby was throwing away. She had gotten it in the trash pile after an auction intending to fix it up. Well, she never did and her hubby got tired of it being in his garage. So I drove over and retrieved it, to save it from her hubby's wrath. Thanks John and Janet!
And I purchased this feedsack...
And this is what I did with both of them...



 My thought process was, 1) Feed sacks are a popular look now. 2) Feed sacks are usually very durable and soft. and 3) Why not! What do you think? You want to buy it :)
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24 comments:

  1. I am thinking the lady you got it from will probably want it back! Very cute!

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  2. I love it, Terry! Perfect transformation for this little rocker. I would buy it, except that I know I have a child size rocker sitting up in my attic. That baby will be making its way downstairs shortly and getting its own makeover for the granddaughter!

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  3. What great vision you had. I turned out just beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me.

    Cha Cha

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  4. What a fabulous transformation!!! Love it!! :-)

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  5. This is adorable, good job! Anyone with a little one should snap this up!

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  6. This is so very cute! I need this for my grand baby girl. Well, she can't even walk yet, but I'm sure she could rock! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. It turned out darling! You did a wonderful job!

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  8. So cute, don't you love it they call us because they know we will take anything, wait till she see's what you did, betcha hubby doesn't think it belongs on the curb now!!

    Carol

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  9. I love what you did with the chair!!

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  10. Great furnitures! Thanks for sharing these images. Great! Drop by my painting blog if you have time...Thanks!...Daniel

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  11. i tried to comment earlier but it didn't go through... that is so cute!!!!! love it!

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  12. wow you did a great job! saw you on shabby chic cottage.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow it looks amazing you would never think it was the same chair ;-) I love the little polka dot ribbon what a sweet touch. dee x

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  14. This is great! I love it! You did a wonderful job and the grainsack was the perfect choice of fabric for it.

    xo,
    Kathleen

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  15. I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

    There is a giveaway involved. :)

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  16. A lovely transformation, looks wonderful! I have 2 rockers just waiting for a new lease of life, something like this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have TWO of these rockers that me & my sister had as kids back in the early 70's & they were considered a little old then. My parents recovered them, but they need it again. I like your version much better than the extremely ugly patterns my parents picked out. There was nothing child-like about them at all. Thanks for inspiring another project that I may not ever get too, but wish I could. {snicker}

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  18. Oh this would be so lovely in a little girls room! How beautiful. I hope you will share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

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  19. Terry, This is so stinkin cute! What a great job you did transforming this little rocker.
    Thanks for joining my party!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  20. How absolutely charming Terry! I love the old grainsack you used- it is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  21. Great save, it's absolutely darling, love the feed sack cushions! Thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  22. I have a rocker like this that I just found (in a garbage pile!). I would like to reupholster like you did. Did you do a tutorial or could you give me some pointers? Mine has no cushions and i have no idea what size foam to get :) I love yours!!!!
    jayne@daiseyjayne.com

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It makes me smile to hear from you!

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