Linen Cloud Rocking Chair
Finally got round to show you the chair I re-covered a few months ago. It's a platform rocking chair with springs that rock on it's base instead of the floor and it's super comfy!
When I saw the chair in a charity shop, it looked more shabby than chic, but I could see the potential so went ahead and bought it! I didn't le the cover so I knew I had to get on with the job right away.
I pondered between all this nine fabrics from the Hummingbird collection. They are all a nice cotton linen weight and beautiful prints.
I took it home and started on the sanding and painting of the wooden frame. I've decided to paint it a very light grey chalk paint and then wax it. I took it straight to the studio after the painting was dry so I could start thinking about what fabrics I was going to use. Most of the time I'm drawn to the Japanese fabrics for the quirky designs, amazing print detail and as most of them are cotton canvas or linen. The decision was easy: CLOUDS! what a surprise...
I decided to trim it in large piping to really frame the fabric and give the cushion and covers structure.
I also added a velcro closure on the sides underneath the arm for easy removal and wash if necessary.
Here's the chair in-situ. My customer seems pleased :). She agreed to pose for a little shoot but soon got distracted with a squirrel that appeared in the garden...
Overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out and it wasn't a very complicated project. I literally winged it from start to finish (as I do most of my projects) and even though I have upholstered and made cushions for a massive 3 seater sofa about 10 years ago, I really haven't got any experience with upholstery.