Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rocking Chair Redo

Back here I showed you this kid's rocking chair that I bought at a yard sale...


Our Carly has this weird fascination with anything she can sit in or on.  She will find the strangest things to use as a seat....for example, back around Easter....


Yep, that would be her brother's Easter bucket.  Anyway, when I saw the rocker pictured above at a yard sale, I knew she would love it.  It was priced at $5 but I offered the $3 I had in my pocket and they accepted ~ good deal!

A few coats (ok, a lot of coats) of Rustoleum's "Sweet Pea" and here's what it looks like now...


The stuffed monkey is in place of my little monkey who wouldn't sit still long enough to have her picture taken!  She really does love her new and improved chair though.  And I should clarify...it wasn't Rustoleum's fault that it took so many coats of paint.  My primer spraypaint was clogged and I couldn't get it to work, but I really wanted to do the project right then and there (ever happen to you?!), so I didn't use a primer....which won't be happening again.  (Note to self:  buy more primer, or else this will happen again!)


Linking to a few of my favorites ~ check them out!

Always such an honor to be featured ~ THANK YOU!


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8 comments:

Annie said...

Oh gosh, I'm the same way! I get it in my head to do something, and I start taking shortcuts that sometimes take longer in the long run. Ha! Live and learn. Cute chair! I'm sure your little girl loves it!

A Mother's Love said...

Hi there! I visit your blog often but never leave a comment, but wanted to today and tell you how adorable that rocking chair is!!I love it :)

I always get the best ideas off your blog!

Thanks, Kelley

Rachel (Linesacrossmyface) said...

I love this rocking chair. The before and after pictures are dramatic. I also love the picture with the bucket - too cute. I would love it if you would stop by the crafty link party I am just starting and link up this post!
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-1-cure-for-common.html
:)Rachel

LrSchwtz said...

This turned out so pretty. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Adrianne said...

This turned out so cute - I have to become more thrifty like this. You crafty mamas make it look so easy!!

And yes. I do have to do things rightthisminute. I consider it a trait of the inspired. :)

Following you to see what you share next ~ Adrianne
happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! This chair is precious! I love how happy Carly looks in her "bucket seat!" I'm going to feature your chair on my blog this Friday! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! The post will be up Friday morning!

www.craptastickatie.blogspot.com

Jessica Monte said...

What a steal! I love the pink monkey on the pink chair too! Your gal is sure going to love this rocker!

abeachcottage said...

Such a great find and the colour pink is so lovely for your daughter :)

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