Wicker Rocking Chair

Remember yesterday when I told you about that fabulous estate sale? Well, I scored some amazing things. I can’t wait to show them all to you!

But, I practically had to contain my excitement and natural urge to jump up and down while shrieking (that would have been an interesting site…) when I saw this wicker rocking chair…

Wicker Rocking Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

But it didn’t always look this good… it started out bright yellow….

Chair Before | The Wood Grain Cottage

And it was missing a little bit of the original wicker…

step 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Still though, I couldn’t pass it up. I mean, how often do you run across a wicker rocking chair. Especially for $5.00?

I knew I could probably fix the missing wicker, so right when I got home I started brainstorming and came up with an easy solution.

I grabbed a few cattail reeds (the same ones that I used here), which were the perfect size to match the existing wicker on the other side, some hot glue and scissors.

step 2 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I just started following the existing wicker pattern. I measured each piece, cut it with the scissors and then hot glued them in place.

step 3 | The Wood Grain Cottage

step 4 | The Wood Grain Cottage

step 5 | The Wood Grain Cottage

It was pretty simple, really. And while it is not identical to the opposite side, I’m pretty sure nobody will notice. But if they do, I will give them a cookie!

Once I cleaned it up a bit, I started spray painting it black. It took about 3 1/2 cans, but I don’t think it’s ever looked this good….

Wicker Rocking Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

I was able to keep the original chair cushion (it was in great shape & very clean), but added a ticking stripe pillow. I’ll probably end up making a little bit bigger pillow, but I couldn’t wait to see how it looked.

Wicker Rocking Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love this chair.

Wicker Rocking Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m so happy that I didn’t pass it up because of the missing wicker… I would have definitely regretted that decision, especially since it was such an easy fix!

Here’s to another happy corner in our master bedroom!

Have a great weekend!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. You are industrious, clever and creative! Great find , the Rocker looks fantastic!

  2. regenia may says:

    It turned out beautiful. I love wicker no matter what color it gets paintedGreat find.

  3. What a great find! And I would never have to use cattail reeds to fix wicker. So smart!

  4. How lovely!!!!! What a beautiful rocking chair, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wicker one!!!! Just beautiful!

    • THANK YOU so much, Maria! I was so excited to find it…. I’ve never ran into one before! Lucky find! :)

  5. Kimberly Heavner says:

    You are so creative and inspiring! Love the chair and your method of repair. It looks great in black! Thanks for sharing!

  6. So beautiful….I love it. I love the pillow with it, it really is such a great transformation. These are the best diy projects, cheap…easy and the end result is so rewarding!!

  7. only $5! you are one lucky girl Shayna and of course you transformed this chair into a very beautiful one! :-) In black it looks so much better!
    wish you a great weekend! :-)

  8. She’s a beauty, Shayna! Paired with your sweet little stool; it looks so inviting! Happy rockin girl:)
    Wish I was comin your way…could use a rockin chair, love ’em! (Vacation starts now!)

  9. Wow, it is amazing that you thought to use the cattail reeds to fix the wicker.

    I love wicker, too. I bought a wicker chair off of Craig’s List for $25.00. I call it the throne. It is big, but super comfy. Since I am not the best sewer (without a pattern, anyway), I had my friend sew a new cushion cover for it to replace the 80’s floral cover that was on it. Some big pillows to cushion the back and it is one of my favorite things.

    Good for you for seeing beyond the ugly color and the damage!


    • Thank you so much for your comment Jenny! I loved the chair so much that I knew I had to come up with a way to fix it! :)
      And I’m sure glad I did… it’s the cutest little thing! You’re right, they sure are comfy!

  10. Check you out, you’re like the wicker MacGyver!! :)

    You Rock!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

  11. Marcia Hooker says:

    OMG…I love that wicker rocker….saw one @ Pier One that sorta look like this…and it was on sale….would love to get one just like this….

    • THANK YOU so much, Marcia! I love it too! I hope you find one for yourself!
      Happy Shopping! :)

  12. What a great transformation! Saw you over at Fox Hollow Cottage, and had to pop over to see more! Life to the full! Melissa


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