Stars and Stripes Rocker


Here's a fun way to display some Red, White, and Blue! I gave a child's rocker a patriotic makeover just in time for the 4th of July.
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I’ve had this child’s rocker for years and years. It’s been painted various colors over the years. For a long time, it's been stored away. This year, I decided to have some fun giving it a new look.
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I began by spray painting it white using Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint.
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I taped off parts of it and gave the exposed parts a coat of red paint.
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After I brought it back inside, I decided I wasn’t thrilled with the look. I used tape again to try a few different looks. I used Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in Flag Red and Deep Navy.
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I painted a few wooden stars and used carpenter’s glue to secure them to the chair. I glued three to the top.
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Then, I added three more to the front.
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After painting and repainting, I was pleased with its look. I gave it a coat of Minwax Polycrylic Protective Spray Finish to protect the paint.
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The finishing touch was to add an Uncle Sam wooden figurine nutcracker to it. It’s glued to the seat of the chair.
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After all these years, it’s great to have found a fun use for this little rocking chair again.
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Suggested materials:

  • Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Carpenter's Glue
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