It totally caught my eye because of its worn red paint, and I just love rocking chairs anyway. It was missing one of the back rods, but a dowel rod painted red fixed that pretty easily. I didn't touch the paint. I thought its chippy, shabby little self was just perfect.
I sewed a little cushion for the seat out of some scraps. The little lady thinks its just wonderful. She spent the entire afternoon sitting in it, patting it, re-arranging the cushion, and telling me how much she "likeys the cheear momma".
That was 75 cents well spent in my book!