Everyone has a sentimental piece in their home. A favorite mug, a heralded portrait, that unique vase. But for one of our clients, a rocking chair held many deep emotional connections.
The rocking chair shown here belonged to the client’s grandmother, who passed away in 1970 at 80. Most likely crafted in the 1900s, the chair was in her mother’s possession until her passing (she departed in 2017 at 94).
“She [her mother] always shared her love and memories of the rocking chair when she was growing up in Brooklyn.”
We realized the importance of the chair and took meticulous care of it. First, we rebuilt the entire frame and replaced the springs. As a result, it’s now quite sturdy and comfortable.
Next, we wanted to keep the tonal elegance of the original fabric and chose a neat, slightly dimensional jacquard that brings a subtle movement to the seat cushion. Finally, we replaced the seat cushion with a new one, using a sturdy foam. And we made sure to hide all of the seams to provide a clean appearance.
The client was genuinely pleased:
“You and your team are absolutely amazing—my deepest gratitude to you and your team for taking this sentimental piece and giving it life again. I teared up when I first saw the final result, and I cannot begin to express how much it means to me. As the accent in the picture reflects – truly feel blessed to have worked with you.”
While a small project, this rocking chair left an indelible mark on everyone who had a role in restoring it.
Images Shown (Click on an image to enlarge it.)
Photo 1 and 2 – The rocking chair, after completing the restoration.
Photo 3 – The rocking chair before starting the project.