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 can be stained, but I really wanted a light, contrasting appeal. I just couldn’t see the chair with dark on dark. I searched and searched for a creamy colored leather to replace the seat, but couldn’t find anything I liked.
Did you catch the hand-carved part? Eeek!! Oh how I wish the furniture was given the detail and attention it once was bestowed. Now all you see if particle board junk sitting curbside. Yick.
Check out the daintily turned spindles and the absolutely gorgeous patina.
This lovely lady has sold within a couple days in my shop. Hooray!