after a lovely lunch (at lovely day) with the ladies of hable i purchased a yard of “fig” in chocolate to reupholster (well, staple gun) my rocking chair. thank you to everyone for their two cents on the fabric project. i’m really happy with the results, and i think ac will like it, too.

  1. caroline gomez says:

    cette chaise est magnifique !

  2. joy says:

    yay! looks great, grace! and i’m a big fan of lovely day too…was just there last month ;)


  3. jodi says:

    oh wow! grace, this looks fantastic!!

  4. Chelsea says:

    Grace, it looks amazing!

  5. At Home with kim vallee says:

    Your chair looks stunning now. What a difference a little piece of fabric can do.

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Megan says:

    Whew! Nice work! Enjoy!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks great! And, I love figs, too.

  9. Melissa says:

    Woah, it’s awesome!!! Super job!

  10. Anonymous says:

    beautiful, really makes the piece now…

  11. susan says:

    how perfect is that!

  12. Janvangogh says:

    Very nice. Good choice.

  13. Kathleen says:

    I am so jealous! What a gorgeous chair. Perfect fabric choice…it looks great.

  14. anon says:

    can you link us back to the original chair? i was scrolling through posts but couldn’t find it. just wanted to see the transformation!

  15. G says:

    I just fell off my own chair – love it!

  16. candis hecking says:

    It looks great!

  17. tina says:

    My neighbors want me to reupholster their kitchen chairs. They’re Italian, and we have fig trees growing in our backyard-this could be the PERFECT fabric!!! Thank you !!!

  18. elizabeth says:

    The chair looks wonderful! Can’t wait to see how the kitchen project turns out.


    I love it – it goes so well with the color of the wood.

  20. Mindy says:

    It looks fabulous!

  21. design*sponge says:

    thanks guys! glad you like it :)

    the original chair picture is the link under the word “rocking chair” in the post above.


  22. natalie says:

    gorgeous! great job

  23. lizb says:

    looks fab grace!

  24. Anonymous says:

    From Chairloom: LOVE IT. It’s a work of art – seriously! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Molly & Michelle

  25. Marissa says:

    wow, that fabric is the perfect choice! looks great!

  26. Deepa says:

    Looks great! Thanks for the sharing the before and after.

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  28. Porcelain says:

    it looks fabulous!!!!!

  29. jwh says:

    i love the fabric. i went to their site and found a few fabrics that i love but they only sell to the trade. any suggestions? thanks!

  30. design*sponge says:


    just shoot me an email and i can help :)


  31. lealou says:

    LOVE it!

  32. Susan Chastain-Hulbert says:

    I love it! That is the perfect print for that chair. Where did you find it? – I must have missed that post.

  33. loechnessmonster. says:

    This is beautiful, Grace! Job well done.

  34. katharine says:

    The chair turned out ADORABLE! Thanks for giving the chocolate fig a little love xoxoxox

  35. platinum blonde says:

    it looks fantastic!!!

  36. sandman_gr says:

    Great job! It looks brand new! And the pattern is perfect.

  37. TR says:

    I have the same chair though not a rocker. Really needs new fabric.
    I love this chair! Your choice is inspiring.
    Dumb Q: how much fabric did you buy for this?
    Where can I sell my chair when ready — any ideas?

  38. design*sponge says:


    i bought a yard of fabric from hable construction. i only used about a tenth of it for this but i’m holding on to the rest for side projects.

    i’d try ebay or 1st dibs to sell your piece, depending on its current condition and est. worth.


  39. TR says:

    Thanks so much for the reply.
    I’ve never heard of 1st dibs.
    Will look into it!
    Have a wonderful summer.


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