Rocking Chair Redo
I love a good furniture flip so when I found this old rocking chair I knew it was in need of an update! So I decided to give it a makeover myself!
The rocker was in very good shape, so I knew I wouldn't need to change it so much. Really it just needed some fresh paint and a new cushion. Someone had started to strip the wood, but it was not very good wood and there was no wood grain - so I opted to paint it with chalk paint.
The chair was in good shape - it did not require the usual gluing or reinforcements that rickety old furniture usually needs.
I used a gray chalk paint, but didn't like the one dimensional look of the paint, so I wiped on a black stain over the gray (very lightly), and wiped it off after applying it to give it some dimension. Then recovered the seat with a chosen toile fabric and new cushion and reattached it to the chair.
The before and after photos are amazing and this was such a simple furniture flip! I hope you like it!
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- Chalk paint
- Ebony stain
Published August 27th, 2017 10:14 AM
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Jana Vaughan on Sep 07, 2017I redid a chair similar to this using the exact same fabric. I love it!!! Fantastic job!!!
Cindy Hagemann on Sep 07, 2017We must be DIY Sisters! Thank you for your kind words too!
Mountainpony on Jun 15, 2021
Nice job..good choice to use the stain over the paint..every room needs a good rocker in it.
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