It's time to makeover some furniture! Whoohoo! I found the rocking chair at a garage sale, like two years ago. It's been sitting in the garage, waiting to be me redone. Some of my viewers were concerned that it was an antique, so I got it checked out. It's a portrait chair and I was told it was not that uncommon and it was worth about $15. However, with the condition, $15 is probably pushing it. It was gouged, crappily repaired, the seat was split all the way through and it really was a mess. I'm redoing it for a little girl, who will surely show it much love!
You will need:
- A chair
- Stripper: http://amzn.to/233vhkL
- Odorless mineral spirits: http://amzn.to/1Udb2h3
- Stencil: http://amzn.to/1PnyaFs
- Multi-surface paint
- Gray: http://amzn.to/1WKOvfa
Here is the video tutorial:
1. The first thing I did was strip the chair.
2. Then I cleaned it with the mineral spirits.
3. Because it was in such bad shape, I passed it onto my husband, Greg, who first glued and clamped it, did wood filler and added a wood plate to the bottom to repair and support the seat. It was then very solid!
4. I then sanded it, especially where there was wood filler.
5. I primed it.
6. I painted it white.
7. Once everything was dry, I painted the spindles pink, the two nubs on the front, a light gray.
8. Then I stenciled the bird in the gray.
9. On the back of the chair, I stenciled the flowers in gray and pink.
Be sure to keep your eye out for those beautiful treasures just waiting to be restored!
Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!TM