Goodwill Kid’s Rocker Moroccan Makeover

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One late afternoon I stopped into my local Goodwill store. Immediately, I spied this vintage child’s rocker in the furniture area priced at a measly $6.99. Old, worn out, and saggy, I was a little interested, but not quite sold until I saw someone else become very interested in it. It was ON! I slinked around looking at other junk, all crouched down and ready to pounce if he put it back. I spent a minute or so looking for wooden trays and then peeked back around and saw he had passed on it. I walked quickly, threaded my arm through the handle without a pause and scurried to the checkout.created at: 06/30/2010

It’s alway been a weakness of mine–wanting what I can’t have, especially furniture at thrift stores. I decided on a Moroccan look, or you might call it Anthropologie inspired. Here’s what happened to it…

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Now for some upholstery:

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Right now you have to do some tricky fabric manipulation to get everything just so. Wish I could show you in person.

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It looks like there are staples at the fold here, but those are pins I put in to mark the curve of the back piece. The back is stapled down on the underneath side before stitching the sides in place.

One fun fact is that I ran out of fabric for the outside back. I just cut two smaller pieces and stitched them together for a center seam and top stitched a piece of pink ribbon right down the middle of the seam. Voila’! Disaster averted.

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For similar upholstery projects see this and this .