Old Things Need Fixin': Child's Rocking Chair
See, I told you it was scary...Can you imagine your kids sitting in the lap of this creepy bear chair. It's eyes are too far apart, it's missing a nose and mouth, the poor bow tie is frazzled, it's missing buttons and guess what that yellow is made of...
I took the arms off, tore the fabric away and then carefully pried all the staples, all 1001 of them, out with a flat head screw driver. Here's the sad part...
I cut off that poor bears head. Yes, my 4 year old was very concerned about the bear having its head cut off. I'm sure I'll get to hear about it FOREVER!
I painted the exposed wood red, which was a very dirty beige before and simple covered the seat first, then the back and unfortunately, I did have to use my hot glue gun in places. However, I now have the beauty you see above.
Here's my tip:
When shopping thrift stores, look at the "bones" of the pieces you are buying. If they are frail or weak, don't buy. It'll probably be a waste of time and money. If the structure is good and sound and just needs a little TLC...BUY! You can fix it! YES YOU CAN!