I have been busy treasure hunting since the beginning of spring. So much as to the point I have to call it quits on any new purchases. It is time I got busy and started tackling these must needed transformations. Looking at the pile can be a bit overwhelming, so I decided to do a piece that would take the least amount of effort. This lead me to do a rocking chair redo.
In a previous post, Weekend Treasure Hunting, I shared some of my great finds but also revealed the state of my garage. Seriously, now that my little secret is out, I have to address fixing it. The little rocker was the answer. It is an adult size rocker but just on the petite size….. a quick project. Looking around at my pile, I spotted a small-size side table. My thought was, if I already have the paint and supplies out, I might as well include that little table too.
This rocking chair started out in a not so desirable baby blue color The side table was also painted a blue color but a variety of embellishments of flowers and some sort of squiggles were applied to it. (Let’s just say, any change would make a tremendous improvement to that !) I gave it a quick sanding to remove the shiny finish, wiped it down and it was ready for paint.
I love using my HomeRight sprayer. It makes painting so easy. I shared my experience, Paint Sprayer vs The Brush in a previous post. It’s so quick and the finish look is fabulous. Brooke, over at, All Things Thrifty shared the instructions on How to Use Chalk Paint in a Sprayer in a way that is easy to follow. Take a look. I bet you will never go back to the brush.
For this project I chose a darker gray color. Gray can be a neutral and fit in well in most decor. After a couple of coats with the sprayer with drying time in between, the two pieces were completed.. I thought. They just seamed a little plain. I wasn’t willing to add flowers and squiggles, but it just needed something. Take note, people. The easiest embellishment to add to a piece of furniture is the grain-sack lines. Just tape them off, brush on the paint and distress after its had a chance to dry. I did just that and my rocking chair redo was complete with a matching side table to boot. Two pieces done and a million more to do. Sigh…
What have you been up to? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed as well? Let’s talk!