Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Rocking Chair Makeover

Remember this vintage rocking chair Julianne and I picked up for $70 for Mason's nursery?

We just picked up the chair from the upholsterer this weekend, and look at it now!!

Eeep! It's so awesome!

I really love how the silver nailhead trim turned out - definitely makes the chair feel fresh. And our fabric choice looks incredible. This was definitely a big piece for the room, so Julianne and I are so happy to have it back so we can finish pulling the room together. Looks like little Mason will have a finished nursery in a couple of weeks.

If you are local to the DC area I have to highly recommend our upholsterer - Hakan Saka of Simply Reupholstery. When we dropped off the chair, Hakan had several beautiful pieces under construction in his workshop that were gorgeous. He did a fabulous job on our own piece, was so great and responsive to work with - and he did it all quickly and for a fair price. You can contact him via email at I sent him pictures of the chair and some questions and he got right back to me with an estimate and to arrange the work. I will definitely be going back to him with future projects!


  1. That is just awesome! I have two wing chairs that I'm about to recover. Can't wait.

  2. Anonymous10/31/2011

    Great tip!! I just checked out their website, and I live in the Sterling, VA area (Potomac Falls) so this couldn't be more convenient! Thanks for generously sharing your sources.


  3. Oh, it looks fantastic!! It's great to get that info about a good reupholsterer (is that a word? if not, it is now :). Happy Halloween!

  4. That looks fantastic!

  5. Great chair. Thanks for the tip on the upholstery!


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