Consignment stores can be a great source for project furniture. This child's rocker was clearly from the 70s—where else would you find that great colonial/bicentennial fabric? This little beauty was a mere $8. It came home with me.
The seat was torn and the fabric had an overall funk to it.
So of course, I removed all of it.
This is the cutest fabric. I found a remnant at Hobby Lobby and knew I would come across a project for it. Always check the remnant bin, they typically discount the fabric by at least 50%.
Although the wood was in decent shape, I spray painted this navy blue to match one of the colors in the fabric.
I used the old pillow to make a pattern for the new back pillow. I sewed some canvas ribbon to two of the corners to loop over the chair to hold it in place. I did not try to recreate the ruffle from the original chair. I think this makes it more modern.
I love how this turned out. I added padding to the seat (the original seat had none) to make it more comfortable. I had about $15 in total invested. It sold for $39 within a couple of weeks in the shop.
Below is an image to pin to Pinterest if you would like to save this idea!