Thrift Store Child’s Rocker

Thrift Store Child’s Rocker

Updated: May 18


Consignment stores can be a great source for project furniture. This child's rocker was clearly from the 70s—where else would you find that great colonial/bicentennial fabric? This little beauty was a mere $8. It came home with me.


The seat was torn and the fabric had an overall funk to it.

So of course, I removed all of it.


This is the cutest fabric. I found a remnant at Hobby Lobby and knew I would come across a project for it. Always check the remnant bin, they typically discount the fabric by at least 50%.

Although the wood was in decent shape, I spray painted this navy blue to match one of the colors in the fabric.



I used the old pillow to make a pattern for the new back pillow. I sewed some canvas ribbon to two of the corners to loop over the chair to hold it in place. I did not try to recreate the ruffle from the original chair. I think this makes it more modern.

I love how this turned out. I added padding to the seat (the original seat had none) to make it more comfortable. I had about $15 in total invested. It sold for $39 within a couple of weeks in the shop.


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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.