Saturday, October 15, 2011

Restoration Project - Child's Rocking Chair

For the Solar Decathlon project that was recently completed, the interiors team decided it would be fun to refurbish a rocking chair for the child's room.  We had the idea of taking a classic form and reworking it in a modern way, using color and materials.  The perfect little chair was found at Housing Works for $15 and it needed more than a little tlc.
The basket weaving for the seat and the back was removed leaving a fairly rickety frame, but with two 4" screws sunk into the back supports, the chair began to gain some strength.   The top was painted white, leaving only the rocker portion natural and then the seat and back were woven with bright orange surgical tubing.
The result was a great looking chair that only cost $55 for all of the materials.

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