Monday, March 1, 2010

Rocking Chair Makeover

I am joining in on the "Before and After" party at the Thrifty Decor Chick's blog. This is my first "bloggie" party, so I'm quite excited. Haha I couldn't get her fancy button thing to work ( I'm not so great at technology. Ha) So, this link will have to do.

Anyhow, here is a rocking chair that I bought a few months ago at a second hand furniture shop. I needed it badly at the time to nurse my newborn baby boy, so I made the cushion for it before painting it. It worked well, but I didn't care for the finish, especially not with all my cream and white furniture in the family/dining room.

So, I gave it a rough coat of white paint (Dulux Once brand) and added a decal. The paint job is far from perfect, but I got the whole thing done during one of Teddy's afternoon naps, and that was the important thing to me. And now, I think the chair is way prettier. And imperfections are very "shabby chic", anyway, right? Haha :-)

Hope you are enjoying looking at everyone's befores and afters! I always love it.


Eileen said...

You did an outstanding job! Great transformation!
All the best,

Anonymous said...

Very nice job! It looked like a plain rocking chair in the beginning, and now it looks very chic! ;)


Anonymous said...

Much better color! I'm say you spend many happy moments rocking your baby. Love the rose decal!


Rachel said...

Very pretty! I like your color choices.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I meant I'm SURE you spend may happy moments rocking your baby. ;-)

Anonymous said...

MANY!!! (oh dear!)

This is Melody, who happened to be sitting at the computer and typed it for her....

Rebecca said...

Love the chair!

Is that your pink house? I LVOE IT!

Thanks for the visit my friend!


Jessica said...

No, the house on my header is not mine. I wish it was! :-)

Laura said...

So sweet! I have a rocking chair that I rocked my babies in, and I really love it. You did a pretty good job for getting it done during naptime!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Jessica! :) Thanks for the visit today. I'm glad we're on the same page with blog party manners. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for the sweet comment! Like your new rocker! I love a white rocker any day!!! :)

Missy said...

very pretty!
impressive that you did it during naptime :)

heartfelt living said...

Hi Jessica,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. Best of Luck!
I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. It is just lovely and what cutie pies your littleguys are.
You did a wonderful job on the chair. I love your choice of color it really brought it to life. So pretty!

Melissa Miller said...

Jessica your rocking chair is just beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kindness. You are always welcome my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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