Recycling A Wicker Rocker

Old Wicker Rocker

Old Wicker Rocker

I love this old rocker but it had seen better days. The wicker bands around the legs were broken and the arms were loose from the frame. To capture the reeds and shore everything up, I used a rayon white cord to bind and tie the wicker to the frame. To make sure the slippery knots did not come undone, I soldered the knots with hot glue and then spray painted the rocker.

Here is the finished product with its new gingham seat cushion. It will be part of the furniture grouping on our newly painted covered porch–when the porch gets painted.




About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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