Friday, July 6, 2012

"R" is for Rocking Chair #2

Paint: kids rocking chair makeover

A neighbor friend had this little brown solid wood rocking chair she wanted to freshen up:

After a couple coats of heirloom white and some distressing:

This kid size rocking chair is fresh and ready for her little girl:

Here's how I painted the rocking chair:

1. Sand entire chair removing poly and loose bits.

2. Prime, start with the chair upside down then flip right side up:

3. Paint two coats heirloom white satin spray:

4. Sand to distress:

5. Stain with Minwax early american:

6. Seal with Minwax wipe on poly clear satin:
(Apply additional coats on seat, arms and back top piece to protect paint.)

Ready for use:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


  1. Very fine work! I like your subtle warm distressing. I just did a rocker recently...painting all those spindles takes forever!

  2. so sweet! i am such a sucker for kids chairs- adorable!