This mid-century Danish modern rocking chair was $20 on Craigslist. I've researched the re-roping aspect and it's something I can do myself without too much difficulty (just time). I also plan on refinishing it.
Except instead of the wooden base, it has four wooden tapered legs. He remembers the fabric being really soft and a little more avocado green. This piece has great sentimental value, so I will post more about that later. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what this chaise really looks like once it gets here- should be a great surprise!
Remember these chairs:
Well, I took them apart, cleaned the aluminum frames, removed the existing fabric and foam, replaced with new foam, stripped and re-stained the chair backs a darker finish (although they don't really look that much different), and now I'm at the point of putting them back together. Here's one completed chair:
But guess what? After sitting in this chair for one meal, it got pushed aside and the original green chair was brought back. I love the look of the chairs with the table, it makes the whole dining nook feel more open and less heavy. However, we sit at the table a lot. And our green chairs are really comfortable for sitting in long periods of time. And believe me, they've seen better days...in an ideal world, I would have them re-upholstered in a deep turquoise/aqua crypton antiqued velvet. However, I can't seem to find such a thing, and I'm not sure it's the kind of monetary investment we want to make right now with two young children or for this house.
So, here's a question for you all. Please comment and let me know your thoughts. I'm not completely thrilled with the look of the new chairs. I love the teal fabric on the seat, but not with the wood back. I'm thinking of painting the backs white, and then trying to sell them on Craigslist. I know this style of chair isn't for everyone, but maybe if I've already put the work into re-doing them, someone may want them. Would you leave them as they are, or would you paint the back white? Or maybe leave the frame wood and paint the caning white? Or leave them as is and just try to unload them?