Child's Vintage Rocking Chair
I have a hard time passing by a rocking chair, so I grabbed this one when I found it! The original finish on this child's rocking chair, but it was so dark and dingy that I couldn't imagine it would brighten up a space for a child.
Luckily the chair itself was in good condition. But I wasn't happy with the dark brown crackle finish. So I decided to give the chair a makeover with a bright and cheerful design.
I chose a color scheme of Antoinette Pink and Old White (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint). It had a brown crackle finish which I hand sanded off. I thought it would need a coat or two of shellac, but decided to apply one coat of paint first to test it. Luckily there was no bleed through and the shellac wasn't necessary on this piece.
I painted the details on the front legs and cross supports in white.
I added light distressing to the edges to accentuate the details.
The caned seat and back were also painted in white.
I think the new look is beautiful and the color scheme adds a touch of sweet whimsy. Perfect for a little girl's room!
I'm also working on a twin bed frame which I will use a similar color scheme to coordinate with the rocking chair.
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Published February 6th, 2016 10:25 AM