Rocking chair

Carmen
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I bought this rocking chair 31 years ago when my son was born. It's time to do something with it. Looking for ideas.
q rocking chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, Some kind of hard wood
Some kind of hard wood.
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  • Martha Earles Martha Earles on May 03, 2015
    If you want to keep it as a rocker,I would first lightly sand it and repaint in a lighter shade and make cushions for it to match my decor. then sat it in that room or put in bed room yours or guest.

  • Lois Byrd Lois Byrd on May 03, 2015
    I would lightly sand it, paint it white, make black & white checkerboard around seat, and take each little turn of the wood and paint them different colours

  • Margo Margo on May 03, 2015
    I would remove the legs, sand it, paint it a lovely color of your choice and hang it on a wall for a plant holder or use it for cookbooks in your kitchen.

  • GarynSharon Daniels GarynSharon Daniels on May 03, 2015
    Don't take it apart. Sit in it and remember rocking babies. You can strip and sand and paint. Or just paint.

  • Carmen Carmen on May 03, 2015
    Thanks everyone. Painting it it is! I decided to paint it white and put it on my lanai with my white wicker furniture. It should fit right in!

  • Billie Billie on Jul 12, 2015
    What kind of rocking chair is that

  • Carmen Carmen on Jul 12, 2015
    I'm not sure Billie. But I bought it from Montgomery Wards 31 years ago and it's extremely well made. Some type of hard wood (Oak? Mahogany?) and very comfortable. The seat is slightly concave for comfort.

  • Billie Billie on Jul 12, 2015
    I just had one given to me and I was trying to figure out what kind it was. It doesn't have any names on it anywhere

  • Steve Barron Steve Barron on Oct 11, 2015
    I have the same identical chair All the way down to the silk screening on the headrest I took It apart with a rubber mallet, I stripped it. 6 layers later I started to sand it with 60 grit( light sanding my A**) and sanded it down to the bare wood taking off the walnut stain. I happen to be just about ready give a nice Brazilian Cherrywood stain. It really is very comfortable. As comfortable as wood furniture can be anyhow. I've been doing antique furniture restoration for quite a little while and I love that style of chair in a rocker. The chair is made from two different types of wood. The seat is just a regular white pine and the rest of the chair I believe is Elm I'm not exactly sure what the so-called scientific name of the chair is. Maybe an "Antique wooden rocking chair. But I'd call it a keeper. A very versatile piece of wood furniture because it seems to fit into just about any kind of household style setting.

  • Christie Ciszewski Christie Ciszewski on Mar 13, 2016
    I have that exact rocking chair. It was a gift for my Mom from her brother at her baby shower. I stained it dark about 15 years ago but now want to update it with paint. Makes me smile though to see yours how I remember mine as a little girl. :)

  • Anne Anne on Sep 06, 2016
    OMG, my name is Carmen and I have the same chair! It was my mother-in-law's chair. I was on here looking for ideas to repaint for a baby gift when I came across your post.

  • Anne Anne on Sep 06, 2016
    OMG, my name is Carmen and I have the same chair! It was my mother-in-law's chair. I was on here looking for ideas to repaint for a baby gift when I came across your post.

    • Carmen Carmen on Sep 06, 2016
      Lol! Someone suggested I just leave it alone since it had such memories. I thought about it and agreed to just leave it alone. Glad I did.