On my previous post, Reupholstering a Mission Rocker Par 1, I shared my estate sale find, a Mission-style rocker that was in dire need of new upholstery. In the first post I shared how I dismantled the old fabric, installed new spring bars and hand tied the new springs. With the new springs in place, I was now ready to jump into the next phases of my Mission Rocker Reupholstery: covering the springs, adding foam and batting, and finally reupholstering with new vinyl.
I was out at one of my favorite antique malls the other day, Montecello Antiques. On this trip I was by myself, spending a rainy Sunday afternoon rummaging the aisles, looking for anything that might catch my eye. Because I was alone, I made a few loops through. I find it’s hard to catch everything on one pass. On my second or third trip down one of the aisles, a cute little piece of stoneware pottery caught my eye. It was a grayish tone, primitive stoneware pitcher with a shiny glaze and 2 hand-painted navy blue stripes around the belly. For only $8, I decided I could make it a home.
We have a contractor coming this weekend to finally take a look at our bathroom. We moved into our house in early 2011, a cute 1922 Craftsman bungalow in NE Portland. The previous owner was making updates to the home in hopes of flipping the house for a profit, unfortunately, the market was terrible and he ended up having to sell the house mid project. This left the house with more than a handful of projects and renovations that still needed to be completed, the upstairs bathroom being one of them. In order to discuss a budget with a contractor, I worked to assemble a bathroom planning wish list to uncover our true wants and needs.
About a year ago I was out estate saleing on my own and came across this great little Mission-style rocker sadly sitting in a garage. The wood was in decent shape, but the cushion was a bit lumpy, hole-ridden and in need of an update to be usable. I was able to talk the woman down in their original price from $40 or so down to $25. I’m not really one to haggle normally, but I let her know that it would be a bit of a reupholstery project to get it back to its glory days. I’m glad I did, because it became even more of a project then I initially thought I was taking on.
I’m Robin! A native Portlander, a graphic and web designer by trade, and a bit of a interior decor enthusiast by night (and weekend). I purchased my first house in 2011, a 1922 Craftsman bungalow, my ultimate passion project. Together I live in it with my husband Tim, the sweet gem of my life, our two cats, Tater and Bea, and my sidekick during the day, Cooper, our exuberant Golden Aussie.