|Antique Eastlake Rocker|
|Stick and Ball Arms|
When the spring system was installed I covered the springs with jute burlap and replaced the horse hair on top of the springs. I then started to "build up" the seat with cotton batting. I am a traditionalist when it comes to restoring old chairs and I always use cotton batting, like the original, and never use foam rubber (yuk). When I was satisfied with the look and feel of the seat cushion I procedded to apply the fabric.
|Beautiful Fine Wood|
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I like to choose fabrics that are modern yet lend thmselve to compliment to age of the furniture. This particular fabric is a durable hard faced fabric that features black, gold, green and maroon colors in a geometric stripe. After I expertly applied the fabric I trimmed the chair. I did not use the traditional "Scroll Gimp" and decorative tacks but made a "double welt" trim using the same material cut on the bias (diagonal).
When I was through upholstering the chair I reattached the rocker base and the original one coil rocker springs. I then cleaned and polished the wood to highlight the beautiful wood grain. This chair is for sale in my eBay store.