Vintage Thingie Thursday Grandmas Rocker
It's Thursday and time to share all those things around our home that we consider Vintage.
Today I am sharing my Grandmothers Rocker.
Many years ago when we moved back from Germany we had shipped some boxes back to KC to mom and dads. It was finally time to move them to our home in Springfield Mo. which by the way was actually quite vintage.
Because we had been in the Army we had some stuff we were shipping back but much of our furniture was government issued.
While packing our truck I saw Gma's rocker in the corner of the basement. It was in need of being recovered and the springs were pretty well worn out. I asked dad what the plan for the rocker was and there wasn't one. So I asked if I could have it.
My grandparents had gotten this rocker as a wedding gift sometime in the 1920"s.
When I did research on the rocker to refinish it I found that many chairs were made of rope and that stripping it would have ruined it.
It is painted a very light gray, almost white.
I love the fabric I chose. The springs had to go, too many broken but I used the wood frame they were in and cut 6" foam to fit so it is the same thickness the original seat was. I had mentioned giving it to my oldest sister for her sun porch but well, she got lots of new furniture and I still have a very special chair in my living room....sorry sis....
Hope you enjoyed seeing my special chair. Blessings, Debbie