I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. My chance to update a Kroehler rocker has come at last. You may have seen these chairs around…my step-dad has one in his man-cave. I see them listed on Kijiji often. And, unfortunately, I see them curb side on garbage day once in awhile.
I’ve been wanting the chance to upholster one for a long time, to see if these old-fashioned chairs could be made a tad more contemporary.
Stripped down, the chair looks like this.
It’s got a nicely curved side that I wanted to simplify. It was previously a little choppy looking, with the piping dragged to the back this way.
I started, by adding a thick layer of bonded polyester.
And I made a capped seat with piping.
Here’s the shot of the side. The side border was created in one piece, which I think makes it look cleaner.
Once the arms are back in place, it looks quite sophisticated. What do you think? Does it look more contemporary with the new changes?