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.
That is one of the GREATEST "trash to treasures" of all time!!!....You did a fabulous job!!...I'm sure she will love that chair forever....Mariaelena
That is adorable. I love it. Imagine what a chair like that would cost to buy? You did a great job Judy!
A beautiful labor of love!
No if ands or buts....this is your MOST AMAZING transformation to date!!! OMG. Absolutely beautiful. THe best part is that it will be staying in your family and you will get to see it all the time. What a treasure. Congrats.
What a wonderful treasure she will have forever! I love painting children's furniture, the sky is the limit, you did a wonderful job, love the colors!
This is just incredible!
Wow! What a makeover! Found you through Homemaker on a Dime...we definitely enjoy the same kind of makeovers!
Beautiful transformation! I love the whimsy! I know a little one will treasure it forever! Thanks for sharing your trash to treasure!!
Oh wow Judy...this is so cute! The time spent painting was worth it in the end. Super job!
Oh I love this...it turned out so sweet!
So pretty! Like night and day. You did a great job!
Great job! I love the pink vinyl lettering. That adds such a professional touch to your beautiful artwork!
Seriously? That is so awesome. I cannot believe this transformation.
Great job Judi! I love how you transformed it and I'm sure Alexis will love it too!!
Have a great day.
OMG Judy that rocker looks AMAZING!! Your niece is going to love it! Great job, Martina
Soooo cute! Hey, I have a couple of these chairs at my house right now...Do you travel?? hehheheeh =)
WOW! What a transformation!
I can't help it. You make me jealous.
Oh my, such a lovely transformation!The colors are soooo pretty, perfect for a little girl's room. Beautiful job, Judy! This is an amazing "Trash to Treasure"Thanks for letting us take a peek.~Poppy
That is seriously adorable Judy!! You transformed it into an heirloom that will continue to be passed down. Well done my friend!
Oh my gosh, it's adorable!!! You were going for whimsical and you totally succeeded.
This is so sweet! You must have a lot of patience for all that detail work.
OMG, that is soo sweet! What an amazing transformation. I'll be Alexis will just love it. What little girl wouldn't?
turned out amazing!!!
WoW! That is amazing! I am your newest follower!
Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com
That doesn't even look like the same chair! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.
Oh she will just love that Judy!! Super cute!!
You did a fabulous job, Judy ( found you on " Miss Mustard seed - and clicked " like" as I really love what you did) So much work!!So cute. And it's such a nice thing to pass this on to famikly, so it's super special as well!!
This is incredible! I am SO impressed by the amount of detail you added. Totally made this piece look brand new! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! I am glad you linked up!
This is so amazing. The soft colors are so so pretty and that seat idea is spectacular. Love love love it. Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
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