I bought this chair several years ago at a garage sale. 

I refinished it back then and covered the old springs with new foam and fabric.  It has held up very well. 

It has been on our front porch during the nicer weather, the past three years,and it was finally showing the wear and tear of the elements.  I took the time to refinish it this summer. The wood was weathered but nothing a little love couldn’t fix. 

I made it a bit darker this time to look more arts and crafts era. 

 I put a faux leather seat on it since it will be outside and a couple of coats of polyurethane and we are back in business. 

A welcoming chair to sit and enjoy a warm summer afternoon.

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  ~James Dent

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  1. Karen@LadybugCreek

    Your chair is wonderful! You really did a nice job on it. Good for you to preserve such a old piece of furniture.
    Take care!
    Ladybug Creek

  2. It looks very welcoming on your sweet little porch.

  3. What a difference a little tender care and time can do with things. You did a remarkable job on this chair.

  4. That is a beautiful chair. I love the simplicity of Arts and Crafts furniture. It goes with anything. Thanks for sharing.

  5. A perfect re-do! The chair is just gorgeous!

  6. What a great redo. I love those big old chairs. You would think they wouldn’t be comfortable with all the big wood pieces, but it’s the opposite. My sister has one just like that and it’s my favorite chair at her house.

  7. Oh, how great your able to rework your chair to continue enjoying it! It is a beauty. Have a great VTT!

  8. Well done. I have always liked this style, nice and comfy. happy vtt♥olive

  9. Beautiful transformation! I love those chairs :)

  10. Very nice…and I love your lawnmower quote!

    Happy “late” VTT!


  11. What a great job you did on that chair! It looks good where you put it!

  12. Perfect for your front porch! Love it!


  13. I have my grandmother’s porch rocking chair similar to this. Love your chair!
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  14. Oh, what a nice chair and your really did put the life back into it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I love that you gave that chair a third life, it deserves it. Must be really nice to sit on it out on your lovely porch.

  16. Your porch looks very inviting! That’s a great chair!

  17. Great job on the chair. It looks like the perfect spot to sit and read the morning paper. Of course, I’m probably dating myself with that comment. Not too many people get the paper anymore. Your porch is very inviting.

  18. Good job. it looks very comfy where you placed it.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  19. Love the chair you did a great job ! Your home looks so inviting..

    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  20. I just love the way this turned out! It’s really beautiful, and something I think I can do too – which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
    P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it – would love to know what you think!

  21. We get the paper Betty. There is nothing like holding the real thing in your hand and you can sit on the porch to read and the glare won’t make it illegable like a computer screen. Somethings shouldn’t change completely.