Its Summer Spruce-Up Wildcard time! Tomorrow is the wildcard link party and today, I’m sharing my wildcard project.
This Restored Rocking Chair.
Rarely, do I ever spend a significant amount of money on an item for my home.
I change my mind too much.
We all know this.
This rocking chair was the exception.
I spent $400 to restore it.
Yes, you read that right. I’m still picking up my jaw as well.
If this was any old rocking chair, I would have never spent that kind of money.
But it was not any old rocking chair.
This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy.
And somehow, I was lucky enough to end up with it.
Now, do you see why I had to get it fixed?
The rocking chair set in a barn for I don’t know how long before I got it.
And then it sat in my garage for a few years.
Obviously, this repair was beyond my pay grade.
I took it to furniture repair shops and none could believe I would actually spend the money to restore it.
Well, obviously they do not know me.
So, the furniture repair shop stripped it, fixed the arm, the spindles, and made a new seat and back for it.
This is what it looked like when I got it back:
A paint job was needed.
No, I did not go with green because its my new favorite color.
I went with green because it appears that green was the original color.
We were a match made in heaven. Green it is. Precious Emerald by Behr to be exact.
You can’t create character like that in a day.
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