Painting a Rocking Chair
My brother has always wanted a rocking chair, so I figured I could gift him with one.
Not wanting to spend a lot of money I suggested buying a second hand one and restoring it. But he's a bit like me and loves a pop of colour - so seemed a bit boring just to varnish it again .
I lightly hand sanded the surface using a medium sanding sheet and washed it with sugar soap.
Once dry I started painting using my favorite paint. Frenchic
I opted for yellow as my brother currently lives in China. He is planning on influencing his home decor with an Oriental theme.
Some of the furniture he has collected has a similar colour to this one. I had the idea to tie it all together with this colour.
I applied 3 coats in the end. And a forth coat on the area's I felt would get knocked around the most.
Eg. Arms, feet and seat.
Once dry I placed it in his room waiting for his return. It is looking really sweet!
(With some wool for knitting)
I hope you like it too!
- Frenchic paint (www.frenchicpaint.co.uk)
- Sand paper (Wicks)
- Paint brush (Amazon)