Sunday, October 21, 2012

Eliza

Eliza is an petite antique rocker that I acquired from a lovely family in Verboort who had loved her for a long time, but needed to find her a new home.

Isn't she beautiful!

She still had remains of her original finish.  Even after I carefully sanded her down there were crackled areas of old finish.  It is just lovely.


I gave her a good coat of clear wax, which made her beautiful wood grain pop right back to life.  She was so dry I actually had to wax her twice.  I've never had to do that before.  Isn't the wood stunning?


I had some vintage upholstery fabric in my collection and knew it would be perfect for her.  She had been re-covered sometime in the 80's with a Native American inspired tapestry fabric.  It did not suite her at all.   However, the same person who had chosen the fabric had done an excellent job restoring the structure of her seat.


After digging many a staple out of her, I gave her a pretty new dover and she was once again restored to her natural beauty!


Let's have one more look at her.  I placed the Dahlia on her to give you some reference.  She is small woman's rocker.  At 5'7" I am too tall to truly enjoy rocking on her, but she is so beautiful, I would happily keep her around just to look at!


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Eliza is for sale.  Find pricing and dimensions on my Portfolio and Available Page.

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4 comments :

  1. I love rockers, and did you swipe that fabric from your Grandma house? hehehe Perfect!

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  2. Nope, but I found it at an estate sale of a crafty old lady who kept everything. I love those kind of women!

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  3. Nice job! May I ask what kind of wax you used?

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