FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Child's Jute Seat Rocker

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Child's Jute Seat Rocker

I was out running errands  with the dogs and came across a yard sale close to home and thought why not even though it was late in the day. As I approached, the owner meet me and said, "great timing, I'm dealing". So I found a little cabinet that held spices, two children's rockers. One was a wicker rocker and one was a jute seat rocker.
Eclectic Red Barn: Children's Jute Seat Rocker Updated
Although it was in relatively good condition to look at, the dog had chewed on the rungs especially in the back.
I had to sand them down and in some cases fill in the bad spots. The seat was caked in dirt. I had a hard time getting the dirt out from between the jute. I actually took a hose to it. I think it might have been sitting outside from some time. Claire is checking out the new item.

Eclectic Red Barn: Children's Jute Seat Rocker
The seat was in good condition. One jute piece was loose, but I nailed it back in place.
Eclectic Red Barn:  Jute Seat Rocker
After I cleaned it and let it dry, I taped the seat so I could paint the rest of it. 
I used CeCe Caldwell's vintage white chalk paint.  After it was dry, I distressed it some. 
Eclectic Red Barn:  Jute seat child's rocker painted vintage white
 I read online that the jute should be lacquard so I gave it a coat of amber lacquer.(only kind I had) I was going to leave it alone, but thought the lacquer would protect it. 
It turned into a cute little rocker. Did I tell you it cost me a dollar? You heard me right, $1.00. The before and after really don't show how crusty the before was.
Not sure what I am going to do with it yet, maybe sell it. For now, my daughter's talking doll likes sitting on it.
Eclectic Red Barn:  Jute seat child's rocker with vintage talking doll-
 Hope she doesn't get too use to it! lol!

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  1. You got a good buy there. It looks great

  2. What a great find and they are so cute! I like how they turned out after all your work.


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