Before & After: Joy's Rocking Chair Redo

Before & After: Joy's Rocking Chair Redo

Janel Laban
Feb 4, 2011

An Apartment Therapy reader, Joy, very kindly sent us in her own before and after photos of a chair modernization makeover that is really well done. She writes: I saw the post on rockers, and I was excited because I recently revived an old rocker that I found at my local thrift store for only $3.99 …

...and the After!

I loved the shape and color of the wood, but wanted something that would be both contemporary and comfortable. I found some charcoal geometric fabric (Dwell Studio for Robert Allen) and got to work ripping off the worn out 1970's yellow and orange striped velvet! Here are the before and after shots.

The whole project was really inspiring and so I was excited to see from the post that rockers are making a comeback!

Looks great — thanks Joy!

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