Fabric Covered Rocking Chair

Goodwil-RockingChair-MainOver the past few months, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage , Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has had a lot to celebrate – 50-year anniversary at its Mansfield store, new location celebration at Northfield store, and most recently, the celebration of Goodwill Week and 50-year anniversary at its Ashland store.

At most of these events, we’ve been working diligently to cover an entire wooden rocker (from Goodwill of course) with scraps from an array of fabrics like pillowcases, sheets, curtains, dresses, shirts, and scarves (all from Goodwill as well!)

The concept for this project came from the blog Under the Sycamore, by Ashley Ann Campbell. She covered an entire bed frame with fabric strips! Check it out here: http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2013/09/10/stripes-fabric-and-guests/

We started the project at the Mansfield’s stores 50- year anniversary celebration. Shoppers and employees helped to wrap all the spindles using long stips of fabric, about 1” wide. We used hot glue at the top and bottom of each strip to hold it in place.











Next the chair traveled to the new location celebration at the Northfield store. There we began covering the seat of the rocking chair by decoupaging square scraps of fabric to the seat.
















































Making progress! The chair then travelled to the Akron retail store on Waterloo Road to celebrate Goodwill week. There I had a sister-crew of helpers that did a fantastic job covering the arms and the head rest.































Thanks to Dee, manager of the Kent Goodwill, who helped out with the project too!












We’re almost there! Still have a few more spindles to wrap so you can expect to see this chair at the next big Goodwill event!