“This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy,” explains Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof. As you can see, it was in terrible condition. Someone with no sentimental connection to it would have probably sent this rocker to the curb.
Jenna was not that someone. She had enough of a connection that she was willing to do whatever it took to rescue this rocking chair. So, the first step in this rescue was finding a professional that could repair the things that were beyond Jenna’s skill, like the rush seat. She got it back from the shop structurally intact, with a new seat, and without any paint. Jenna chose a bright, pretty green–what seemed to be the chair’s original color–and completed the rescue herself. I’d say it was well worth what she spent to rescue and restore this beautiful family heirloom.
Learn more about this vintage rocking chair rescue at Rain on a Tin Roof.