Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

I have an idea.  You know that person on your gift-list who is ridiculously hard to shop for?  Your step-grandpa or great aunt Ida, or whoever?  How about this … don’t shop at all.  Instead, simply find a treasured memento from their past — like this fabulous curved-wood rocking chair — reupholster the faded, dated fabric, give it a little shiny shine, and bam!  You are the new favorite step-grandchild/niece/nephew/beneficiary!

That’s what Caitlin did, except swap out the ‘treasured memento from the past’ for ‘found it at a yard sale’ and it’s basically the same story.  Check it out on her blog The Picket Fence Projects.


Outdated rocker gets a farmhouse fresh makeover!


Outdated rocker gets a farmhouse fresh makeover!



  1. wordshipper
    December 2, 2013 / 2:17 PM

    Love that she kept the wood.

  2. LeeAnn
    December 2, 2013 / 8:53 PM

    That is one beautiful rocker.

  3. December 3, 2013 / 3:06 PM

    Love this – her fabric change enhanced the look of the wood!

  4. Merry
    December 3, 2013 / 3:13 PM

    Oh wow! I love the dark wood with that fabric. Classic and beautiful.

  5. Anne
    December 4, 2013 / 8:16 AM

    Perfect choice of fabric! Beautifully done.

  6. Jolene
    December 4, 2013 / 10:43 PM

    It’s beautiful!!

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