After I took off all of the old wood (except the handles), this is what had left.
I figured I would just grab some wood from the barn and cut it down to size to replace the old plywood. But then. . . my son (whom I’ve trained very well) came home with this.
It even came with teeth marks and some kind of weird, shiny spots. After I was done using my (I mean Hub’s) tools, it looked like this:
I salvaged the seat, back, and arms. I attached the seat, smaller side up, to the vertical frame and the chair back onto the horizontal frame. Everything is nailed into place, but I know Hubs will want to use screws to make it sturdier. That shows the difference in how we think – I like it to quickly look cute and he likes for it to be sturdy first and cute second.
I’m working on a way to use the arms of the chair as decorative trim, but I think I need Hub’s expert advice before I mess with it. Maybe he’ll help me out this weekend.
Oops, I forgot to tell you that I painted the rocking chair (after cutting it up) and all of the wooden parts of the wheelbarrow with interior/exterior Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I left the metal parts alone with all of their glorious rustiness.
I like this little welcoming arrangement that sits in the island in the middle of our gravel driveway. I wonder if my guests will recognize where the parts came from?