Antique Rocker with an Upholstery Webbing Seat6:00:00 AM
It's another day and once again I pulled a U turn
in the middle of the road on my way to work.
I noticed a pile of antique chairs by a tree that I could not pass up!
One of the chairs, an antique rocker, was in great shape
except for the wicker seat...
it's hard to find a wicker seat around
in tact anymore.
The rocker had been painted (badly I might add)
with a light grey flat paint.
I thought the grey would make a good undercoat for the
Emperor's Silk Red I wanted to use.
I distressed the red chalk paint letting the grey shine through...
Red and grey... a great combination. (Think OSU)
Next I set to work on the seat.
I had 2 bolts of red and grey upholstery webbing
in my stash that would
be great for this job...
There are no pictures of the during because I was too busy
pulling my hair out! This was NO job for amateurs!
If this wasn't my first attempt at re-webbing a seat,
I might have known that a stretcher was really
what I needed to easily pull the webbing tight.
Don't get me wrong, the chair seat is great... The webbing
is strong. I used staples, glue, and upholstery tacks...
The seat isn't going anywhere.... but it was a huge job
that may have been easier with the right tools!
And now this cute little rocker with the new webbed
seat is finished... a big job but a big save from the land fill
and that's what counts!.