Welcome.....It's Tuesday and I normally don't blog on this day, but I finished a great little rocking chair that I just love and hope that you will. My husband found this old rocker at an estate sale for just $10.00. I just fell in love with it. It was a little beat up but I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. I have picked up some old burlap feed bags that I purchased at a flea market and I knew that this little rocker would look cute with the burlap as the seat. It had been painted but I didn't like the distressed look it had and definitely not the green striped seat. Here is the before picture:
It is hard to see in the photo the distressing but it looked dirty. So I cleaned it up and started painting it in a cream flat paint. Stripped off the green material and added some more padding because the seat is padded with springs(which makes it nice and comfy) and made the seat more secure. After the paint was dry, I went back with some burnt umber acrylic paint and just highlighted the details on the back of the seat which I just loved. Sealed the whole chair with some poly-acrylic varnish to protect the finish and make it withstand some hard use. I finished the seat with the burlap bag and some trim and upholstery nails along the bottom to hide the nails holding down the burlap bag and to give it a finished look. It has now found a permanent home in our cottage and a nice chair to rock our grandbabies....