Making it Yours 5: Mid-Century Rocker

I’m hard at work today on the next round of Making it Yours (MiY). In this upcoming fifth edition, I’ll base five different rooms around the Mid-Century Rocker Chair. My intention is for the chair to be a readily available stand-in for the true vintage Danish modern chairs that pop up frequently on Craigslist and eBay.

Remember, this is what my Making it Yours series is all about:

I really love the way rooms come together over time, with special pieces finding their way into different rooms at different stages of one’s life. A chair that was once on your front porch might show up in your son’s room five years later, in the family room after that, and maybe twenty years later in a vacation home. Pieces that you carry with you throughout your life become more than just an object you bought at some store, they become part of your personal history.

The rocker will make its way into two versions of a living room, a bedroom, a reading nook/library, and a kid’s room. I’ll have the first room ready for you soon, and I hope you’ll enjoy following along again. I’m excited about this one!

24 Responses to “Making it Yours 5: Mid-Century Rocker”

  1. Mandy Ford June 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Love this rocker – it has been on my wish list for some time now. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Christine June 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Yaay! I love your ‘Making it Yours’ series! Looking forward to it and seeing what you do with this chair. It kind of reminds me of that IKEA rocking chair… I can’t remember the name?

  3. Ana June 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    I’m excited to see what you do. I own a real mid-c one and love to see your ideas for it.

  4. Jenn June 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Fabulous! I would love to integrate this chair into my living room and look forward to some inspiration!

  5. Susie June 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Yay! I love your Making it Yours series too!

  6. Erika June 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Love the chair! Can’t wait to see its life cycle :)

  7. Ally June 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I remember reading a Making it Yours post a while back and not quite understanding the concept so thank you for clarifying. What a wonderful idea!!

  8. Kim at Yellow Brick Home June 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Can’t wait! I’ve always loved that chair at Urban.

  9. casey June 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    I LOVE this chair, and if I had room for it in my home, I would snap it up in a heart beat! (maybe for my next baby?) :)

  10. Ami June 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    I’m so excited to see your posts!

  11. Jessie June 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    YES!! Oh my gosh, you just made my day. I own a pair of vintage Danish modern chairs and although they’re not rockers, the same principals will apply to my chairs. Oh, I’m so excited!!

  12. Mary June 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Rock on! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

  13. JKK June 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Do you own this chair or have you sat in one? I’m contemplating it for our baby’s room, but not sure if it would be comfy enough. Anyone know?

  14. Courtney June 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Love MIY! I also have a similar pair of non-rocking Danish made midcentury chairs that I’m currently reworking into our newly remodeled living room. Mine were hand reupholstered by their Danish owner in an amazing charcoal stripe, and he sold them to me for a pittance! Swoon! Can’t wait for the inspiration from your posts!

  15. Lyzz June 23, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    I actually just saw this rocker on sale at UO today. I sat in it to see how comfortable it is as the price was really good ($159). It wasn’t too comfortable…but I do love the look of it.

  16. Danielle June 24, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    I have been eye balling that rocker for some time now…Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  17. Kathleen June 24, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    I’m way too excited for a new MIY series.

  18. Amy June 24, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    Hey, I have that chair! It’s nice looking, and really comfortable for short people. If anyone is thinking of buying this chair without sitting in it first (like I hastily did), make sure to look at the measurements. It’s a very short, low-to the ground chair. The scale is much smaller in person than what I pictured from the website pics. It looks especially small next to our normal sized couch.

    But I am SUPER excited to see what you do with it in this series! I haven’t put much work into our living room yet, and could use some fresh ideas.

  19. sarah June 24, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    Bizarre! I just came across this piece on UO website last night :) Cannot wait to see your design.

  20. Must Love Home Decor June 25, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Wonderful “manly” item :)

  21. Kate June 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    LOVE that rocker, and ordered it for the den which has a peacock/navy/mustard color palette. I had fabric all ready purchased from Britex to cover the cushions since the colors @ Urban Outfitters didn’t really blow my skirt up – love the charcoal, but not for that room. Anyway, it arrived missing a chunk out of the front left foot. A CHUNK. And the broken piece of wood wasn’t in the box so it was packaged that way. Boo! I took it back and am now repurposing a different chair from my aunt’s home. This is all to say, yes that rocker is gorgeous, and I hope the next person who orders it doesn’t have the same experience I did. I can’t wait to see how you use it!

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