Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Half Painted Chair

We were in need of a rocking chair for our nursery.  Yes you heard that right.  More on that later ....:)

I dreamed of it being the most perfect cool mint in color.

I think it turned out exactly how I dreamed it would.

Add a pillow for comfort and you have yourself a perfect little spot for rocking.

Here is how I did it:

I found this chair on craigslist.  It has to be a 100 years old.  Handmade and super sturdy.

I had originally planned on painting the whole chair in the mint color but the color of the wood was SO BEAUTIFUL I couldn't cover it all up.

I used a paint from Lowes(olympic-sweetpea).

 So I just picked a nice halfway spot and taped it off with painters tape.

I just used one of my craft sponges and did a light coat and let it dry and then repeated until the color seemed dark enough.  I even realized later that I didn't even prime it.  I had a box fan blowing on it the entire time which really helped with the drying.

Happy rocking.


Claudia said...

I've been reading your blog for years and am glad to see you back! Congratulations on the new baby!

Kellie said...

I LOVE this chair. I always want to start doing more projects after I see all of your amazing "conversions". So cute!

Rach said...

Really cute. All I can think about since you stopped blogging was how sick you were with your last pregnancy ... I hope it's not the same this time for ya! Exciting news! And I second the "glad you are back" comment. : )

Lindsay Nielson said...

This makes me want to craft. For real. I love it.