Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rocking Chair Slipcover

Yesterday I posted about the rocking chair I re-wove from fabric - my Rocker Redo.  The colors are a little much for the look I'm after.

Well, now I'm gonna show you my rocker RE-re_do.

Today, this rocker has another look thanks to a slipcover I made at least 5 years ago.

The slipcover fabric came from curtains I had made for my bay window 15 or 20 years ago.  I still love the fabric - it's timeless.  At some point I realized the curtain pieces could be converted to a cover for the rocker with very little modification - mostly adding Velcro.  All the pieces are secured with hidden Velcro strips. 

With all our pets, I swear by slipcovers.  If company is coming fast, I can take the slipcovers completely off.  If I have more notice, I usually wash the slipcovers.  I wash them all pretty often anyway.  I do not  like sitting on fur.

Here's the rocker all dressed up.  I think I prefer the look with the slipcover on.  It helps to tone down the too-bright chest. But, if I get into an "I Need Color" mood, all I have to do is undress my rocker! 

I love, love, love the little pillow.  I found it at a thrift store this past week.  It was love at first sight.  I didn't even have to debate with myself over whether to get it or not.

I think maybe tonight I should check into learning to make mint juleps and sit a spell out on the veranda.  Y'all come on by!

I have linked this post to the following parties:
Anti-Procrastination Tuesday (flexible theme) at New Nostalgia
Anything Related at All Thingz Related
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented


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