Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rad Rocking Chair

So, I got the down-lo on this little rocking chair. My mom got it before I was born (I'm the oldest of 4) and used it for every kid in the family. I guess, in passing it on to me instead of the local thrift store, you could call this a family heirloom! And, considering I'm, ahem, 30 years old, this little rocking chair is antique! (Wait, did I just call myself antique?!?). Anyway, here's the re-do...

Before...


During...

After....

(Like that heater and the mess of wires in the background? Yeah, I thought so. Never try to take a picture right before dinner....You'll lose every time!)


A couple coats of glossy black and then some fun distressing really added some character to this nice "antique" chair! I love it!



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22 comments:

  1. I love it! It was a great chair before, but I really like what you did with it. The distressing is the best!

    Nancy

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  2. Looks great! I'm impressed!

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  3. Beautiful! I love distressed black. I seem to be painting all of my stuff like that!

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  4. Can I have this chair, please? Even the cushions go with my colors. No? Then I'll have to redo one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love it! Can I send one that I have just like it your way...I never have time to get it done and I yours turned out sooooo good. :)

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  6. Stupid question :/ How do you distress? I have been wanting to do it. Do you just use sandpaper and sand off some of the paint to look distressed??

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  7. Wow, that is so similar to the chair makeover I just did! Except it's the opposite colour - if black and white are opposites. Would love your thoughts on mine. Feel free to check it out. Yours looks great, what an improvement.
    Kristine
    The Painted Hive

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  8. You know I dig a great rocking chair...especially after a little paint and a little love.

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  9. That looks really good. I like how you did the distressing!

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  10. Love the black -- it's just beautiful!

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  11. This is so pretty. The black is so classy.

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  12. Great job! I keep trying to talk my hubby into letting me paint my rocking chair! :) I'll have to show him yours! :)

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  13. What a great transformation!

    I'm hosting "Saturday is Crafty Day" on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!

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  14. Fantastic, from outdated to outstanding! thanks for linking this up.

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  15. Found you from Fireflies and Jellybeans - love the chair redo! You did an awesome job and should enjoy that for years to come.

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  16. Excellent job on that rocker, it looks great.

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  17. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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  18. Holy smokes sister... what if I build chairs, you paint them and we get all these nice people to buy them from us???

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  19. Super! When I spray paint I never go the extra step on bit item (furniture) of distressing. It really adds a nice look.
    Maggie
    http:ceodraiocht.wordpress.com

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  20. I just love little chairs. It turned out great. My parents have given up my old chair yet. My kids fight over it everytime they are there. Love you tip about rushing a picture before dinner. So TRUE!
    Amy @ SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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