After cleaning the wood pieces with vinegar and water, I thought I might have a rocking chair on my hands.
At this point, my husband protested! He said, "If that is a rocking chair, and it starts rocking on its own ... I'm outta here!"
But as I began to put the pieces together, I discovered it wasn't a rocker at all.
The pieces that I thought might be rockers were actually arms for a wood wing-back chair, similar to a Monterey Classic 1930s chairs.
The chair had all of its parts except for 2 spindles. I could have had 2 more made to match, but thought it more prudent to make non-original parts look different.
I decided to paint instead of stain since there wasn't a significant wood-grain that would have benefited from a stain finish. The glossy black gives it a slick varnished look, without having to varnish.
The chair had no trace of there ever being springs in the frame, so I bought webbing to support the future seat cushion.
The fabric I chose is a large graphic print that was complementary to the shape of the chair.
I used re-claimed 4" foam inside the cushions, and it not only looks great but is extremely comfortable.
I am so enamored with how well this piece turned out - oh and if it is haunted, we will never know!
And finally, my favorite model, Grey, whose sleep I interrupted.