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I had a rocking chair as a little girl, and I loved it. I used to sit in it and watch lightning storms out of my window, with my feet propped up on the hot water radiator.
And what child doesn’t love cild-sized furniture? It’s novel and fun and fitting. So when I found this sweet little rocker at Salvation Army for $7 I had to pick it up.
It is for the most part quite sturdy (just some wood glue needed for one spot) and just needs to be cleaned up. I’m thinking once I’ve sanded it down I’ll refinish it in a darker stain. Painting would be easier (and I’ve got some navy blue paint already), but I think the wood would maintain it’s charm better.
It has all this neat old blackened hardware and a cool slatted seat. I’ve never seen a chair quite like it, and I’m very excited to give it to the kids. Hopefully it will be loved for many years!
Stylist Kendra Smoot
Design by Kelly Deck, photo by Barry Calhoun, via The Globe and Mail
Trying to decide on my next upholstery project (possibly for L’s future room)… Settee ($80 - would use a fun patterned fabric) or tufted chair ($40 - would use a saturated solid colour.) Thoughts?!?