This is one of my most dramatic trash to treasure makeovers so far. My sister-in-law had saved a rocking chair from when she was a child. The chair was broken and in many pieces.
First things first - I called my dad and asked for help in putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. First step was to give the chair a good sanding.
Next step was to use a deglosser to remove the shiny finish on the chair.
Then using wood glue, each spindle was glued into the base of the chair.
Now that the chair was repaired and sturdy, it was my turn to start making it pretty.
I started by spraying several coats of white primer onto the chair and then white spray paint.
Then using craft paint I started to paint. I had a basic idea as to what I wanted to do, but it evolved over the six hours I spent painting it.
Some stripes here...some dots there...I was going for whimsical.
For the seat I used my Silhouette machine and created a stencil using scrapbook paper.
Then using petal pink paint I began stenciling.
I stenciled the center and then lined up the pattern to continue over the entire seat.
Again, using my Silhouette machine, I cut out my niece's name out of pink vinyl.
Here are some shots of the finished rocker.