Monday, April 13, 2015

Wicker Rocking Chair

Hello everyone!

Recently, I took a lot of things to a local consignment store near me.  It's a new one so I took my time to look around while I was there.  I spotted this pretty painted wicker rocking chair almost immediately!  I immediately fell in love with it's lines and the ticking stripe fabric on it.  It was in mint condition too.  So.................it came home with me!  Cue the "I Feel Happy" music.  After getting it home, I played around with it in different areas.  Ultimately, though, it worked out best in my family room in place of another chair that was there.  That chair will now be sold at the same consignment store that this one came from.  So, it's a win-win!

This is how it looked when I first brought it home.





I loved the dark brown paint that was used on it, but it just didn't work well in my mostly white home.  It felt too dark.  So, with my husbands help to cover all of the fabric (because he's so good at that) I spray painted it a glossy white.  The seat cushion comes out thank goodness!

Here is what it looks like now.


Oh, and the very best part about this chair?  It's very comfortable!  My husband isn't a big fan of wicker for that reason, but with the extra thick cushion and upholstered back it is soft.  It's also very well made.  It doesn't "creak" when you sit in it like most wicker chairs.

Here is a view of the upholstered back.



I'm enjoying using this new consignment store and have already made some money too!

Do you like to shop at consignment stores?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

31 comments:

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely the white was the way to go, although I did like the darker frame too. I love consignment stores for just about anything!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it white Kelly and love the ticking fabric on it...awesome find!!

Linda said...

The white really makes the ticking pop!!
Love your new/old chair.

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

What a lucky find! The white paint finishes the rocker off beautifully. I will have to visit our local consignment shops--I just haven't had them on my radar before reading your post. Thanks for the idea!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Looks like it was made for your home! Good job on painting it too! The white color looks great in your room. I love rocking chairs. You really lucked out with that fabric that already matches your stuff too. :) By the way, what did you think of our show last night?

Doreen@househoneys said...

Few things are nicer than a comfy rocking chair, and if it's upholstered, all the better. It's easy to see it is well made and sturdy. Great find. And it looks oerfect!

Stacey said...

That is an amazing chair! I would have felt happy over that one too. So glad you found it and transformed it to work for your home.

Deserae said...

Love your new chair...what a great find! Looks perfect in your living room!
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a great chair! It looks wonderful in white.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job on the chair, Kelly. Definitely needed brightening up. It looks perfectly at home.

Missy George said...

Love the chair..Good job..much better..Enjoy

20 North Ora said...

Kelly - what a great wicker and comfortable too? Really like it in the lighter color.

Judy

Cynthia said...

We don't have any good consignment shops around us. Actually, we don't have any. Super find and this a nicer rocker. Great choice of fabric and paint for your home

Cindy

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Great find, Kelly. Love it in white. xo Laura

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Kelly! I have always loved wicker. When hubby and I first got married he was in a rented house (FL) that was all wicker. It was a great little place! xo Diana

Michelle Mortensen said...

I am getting ready to take some high quality antiques to a consignment store. It has been hard, as they are beloved pieces (including my antique dining room set where my family celebrated many special meals). We moved to a small beach cottage, and the pieces do not fit the size or style of our current home.
I really like the wicker rocking chair - especially the ticking fabric. You did a great job painting it and I think the white looks just right in your home.
Best,
Michelle from
simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Beautiful! I love all thrifty stores!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it! You will have to tell me more about this new shop.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Great call with the white - looks perfect in your home. Jane

Cozy Little House said...

Great find! It's unusual and very pretty.
Brenda

Ron said...

I love the rocking chair.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

The rocker is beautiful. You really chose a great color! Jo

chateau chic said...

Such a terrific find, Kelly! Love your new rocker, and I like it painted white.
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new rocking chair!! It looks great painted white.
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The fabric is great, and I like how nice it looks with the white paint. I wish we had a consignment shop around here like that!

Finding Grace Interiors said...

What a beautiful rocking chair! I love the way you transformed it to fit your home decor. It looks great in white and in your space! Looks very comfy too with the cushion!
I used a consigment store for my clothes in the past but never for furniture. I am going to have to find one around here, great way to get rid of things you don't need or want any more and make money for more!!

Consider It All Joy said...

That is a great piece Kelly! I do love brown but painting it white definitely makes it a perfect fit for the room! Enjoy it! Blessings, Cindy

Sandy said...

What a beautiful find! I really like it painted and the ticking stripes are perfect. Yes, I do like shopping at consignment stores.

Sally Somervill said...

I'm a huge fan of wicker Kelly, and I love your new find! It's so light which is great for those of us who tend to shuffle stuff around. lol It brings a springy fresh look into your living room.
xo Sally

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

wow, it looks so good white. i have not seen anything like that on the back, had you? we don't have any good consignment stores around here for home goods. I should open one though!

Linda said...

What a great chair and just perfect for you! I love rockers!