Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whatever Wednesday: Rocking Chair Makeover

This is the rocking chair that I bought from a garage sale for my baby's nursery. It is very comfortable and big, but doesn't really match the decor in his room. So I painted the chair white and put blue fabric all over it. I then painted some wooden buttons brown and sewed those on. Lastly, I used a 1 inch grosgrain ribbon and sewed that onto the front for some more color. I love the results and how it looks in his nursery.

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22 comments:

Melissa said...

It looks great! Question: what were the steps you took before you painted the chair? I'm thinking of painting the crib we have but am worried about the process. Thank you!

Kaysi said...

I used spray paint. I primed it and then painted it. If I were to do a crib, I would sand it real quick and then prime and paint.

pk @ Room Remix said...

What a nice makeover! Looks so fresh and pretty now.

jillybee123 said...

You are brave. If I had seen that at a yard sale, I would of said, No way.

It looks wonderful. Enjoy rocking that cutie pie.

Blessings,
Jilly

Scrappy Gifts said...

Wow that's absolutely fabulous!

Amanda K said...

That looks awesome! I need a rocking chair for my babies room but I never thought to refinish an old one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Danielle said...

You really did a great job! You are brave!

Mama Thompson said...

Great job...it looks fantastic. PS...LOVE the colors on your walls!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

It looks so nice now!

Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday!

Molly said...

SUPER cute! I was actually thinking about recovering our glider, as it's looking pretty sorry after two years with our daughter. We still rock as part of her bedtime routine, and I have to say it's just nasty looking these days! Thanks for the motivation, as baby #2 will be here in April and I need to get MOVING! Great job!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

WOW! That looks great!

Ally said...

I did the same thing with an old rocker too and I love that it matches better than anything I could have bought in the store! And way cheaper! Good work! I love the colors!

Amanda said...

Great makeover!

The Yorgason's said...

You need to do step by step! I need to do mine, but I don't know how to do! Help

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Beautiful transformation! Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow, it looks great! Wonderful makeover!

Kim said...

Much, much better. It looks fresh now.

Jen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I am really starting to LOVE your blog too and will be featuring you again tomorrow at my Penny Pinching Party.

LittleSnowflakes said...

I LOVE this make over! Where did you find the pattern for the cushions? I have one that I need to recover but the seat cushion is completely history.

Kaysi said...

Pattern??? What's that? I seriously don't know how to use a pattern, I actually just put the fabric over the existing fabric and hand stitched it to the cushion.

Thanks for all the comments everyone!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

It definitely looks so much better, newer, love the paint job too

I have a fun month long give-a-way starting tonight

Cheri

nancypo said...

Cute chair! I'd been thinking about doing something for a good reading chair. Thanks for the inspire!