How to Make it Modern: An Old Rattan Rocking Chair Makeover
Is it time for a rattan rocking chair makeover? Rather than tossing the metal chair bases, give them a modern look with handwoven twine!
Hiya and thanks for joining us for week #4 of the Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016!
Let’s do a quick recap. I’m participating in a 5-week mini challenge to transform the front porch of my home, together with the lovely Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane and a group of fun and talented bloggers! You can catch up on their work at the bottom of this post!
This week, I’m back with a tutorial for upcycling a metal frame chair by handweaving – it’s the ultimate faux rattan rocking chair makeover!
How to An Old Faux Rattan Rocking Chair Makeover
What you’ll need
– A wireframe rocking chair
– Scissors or an Exacto knife
– One roll of hemp cord and two of macrame cord
– Gardening gloves (recommended, not essential)
Getting it Done
Strip the Chair
1. Remove the existing caning or strapping using scissors and an Exacto knife. I was so surprised to find scotch tape was the only thing holding the canes on my chair – shocking! In my case, I also painted the frames in black.
Work on the Center First
2. Wrap the end of one ball of cord around the bottom center of the back portion of the chair and tie with a secure knot.
Fill-in side sections
Add Decorative Detail
So glad to have these crossed off the list and so happy to have a comfy – and pretty – spot to sit in. I couldn’t be happier with our Rocking Chair Makeover and love the clean lines of the new modern look!
Here is our To-do list and what we’ve completed so far:
Want to see our progress over the past few weeks? I’ve got you covered.
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out the wonderful and talented bloggers below. Grab a coffee and a cookie – you’ll be there a while!
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