Friday, December 21, 2012

rocking around the christmas tree - eames rocking chair

If you have followed this blog for a while or my Instagram you already know that I have a thing for chairs. Most of the time I find them on the street but sometimes there are great bargains on Ebay as well. Back in September I snapped up an Eames upholstered armchair shell on ebay for 20 something bucks and knew right away I wanted to turn it into a rocking chair because I always dreamed about having a rocking chair for our home. The chair arrived in great condition, the fabric only has some minor wear and tear and the foam underneath is still in great shape. The only thing missing were legs or a rocker base. Of course I searched Ebay for that as well and bought a reproduction rocking base from Modern Conscience and once it arrived I assembled the beauty. Now the chair is living in our bedroom, which sometimes turns it into a catch all for clothes but we are working on keeping the chair clothes free. For the last photos I had to throw a sheepskin on the chair because everything looks better with a sheepskin on it and it feels so cozy sitting on one too.

I am looking forward to a long holiday weekend and a short week in between the holidays but I will be back blogging next week as usual...

Have a happy weekend!



  1. I'm so impressed with your ability to score such finds. You and Erin. I just can't ferret out the goods in the same way. Have a lovely, lovely weekend and holiday dear! Happy Christmas!

  2. TOTAL chair envy right now. It looks amazing! That red is stunning, and you'd never know the fabric had any wear on it. But even still, the sheepskin throw looks great on it, too. You're right, everything looks better with a sheepskin on it :) I need to buy one from IKEA, it's been on my list forever. Have a great weekend! xo

  3. Meet my newest obsession: replicating this exact experience. You found that shell for 20 something dollars, and then found the legs and rockers?! I am on a serious mission to the same. What a great idea. I see the shells all the time and never have thought about being able to find leg reproductions. It looks perfect, Nina, I love it. Good Job! Merry Christmas xo

  4. Love that chair! Happy Holidays to you too!

  5. I do love your obsession with mid-century chairs, and Eames in particular. I'm still amazed at the bargains and discoveries you make! Either your lucky or very, very skilled. I think the latter, for sure. ;) The one above is a beauty! AND you converted it into a rocker?! I'm impressed.
    Well, Nina, merry Christmas. Enjoy some much needed time off and have a wonderful weekend.

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