I am the type of person that needs change to keep my brain alive and it’s fun to redo a piece of furniture, a room in my house, etc. and then keep the ball rolling. Sitting still very long is not an option for me, so I am always chomping at the bit. No surprise right? Here’s my latest project and antique rocking chair. To be exact, it’s an 1800’s Cochran Hand-Carved Rocking Chair.
When I first acquired this beauty she was missing her seat. It once held a tooled leather middle and I really was planning on replacing the seat and tooling it myself. (Yes, I know how to tool a bit)
But most veg tanned leather (the thick type of leather that is suitable for tooling)is an awful orangish color. That type of leather is stainable, but I really want a light, contrasting appeal. To begin with, I just couldn’t see the chair with dark on dark. Likewise, I searched and searched for a creamy colored leather to replace the seat, but couldn’t find anything I liked.
This lovely lady has sold within a couple days in my online shop. Hooray!