I found this rocking chair at a Habitat Restore for $10. It was in decent shape and I wanted to use it in a baby nursery. However, it wasn't the right look for the nursery project I was trying to complete. So I decided to give it a new look!
Old Rocking Chair Gets a Remodel
Here is the original chair.
The first thing I did was sand the wood to prep it for painting.
I ended up giving this chair three coats of paint.
My favorite place to get paint is the mis-tinted paint section at almost any hardware store. You can find some great colors for cheap! I found this very pale pink for $2.
After the wood was painted, I covered everything except the cane and then used a white spray paint to lighten it up. In the end, sprayed the entire chair with a satin finish clear coat.
I wanted to give the chair a cushier seat so I found a leftover piece of mdf board and cut it to fit the seat of the rocking chair. Then I got some 2 inch foam and cut it to match the seat size.
I stapled furniture batting over the cushion. And then did the same stapling process with the fabric I chose for the seat.
To attach the seat, I screwed through the holes in the cane material. I used a washer between the caning and the screw.
And here is the final look!
A perfect addition to my daughter's bedroom.
Before and After