I was having some terrific luck with garage sales and thrift store searches. With such success, leaves a garage full of potential projects. One of these projects was a sweet little wooden child’s rocker I came across at an estate sale for a song. It was in excellent condition but just a little too dark for my taste. Hmm, what should I do to give a child’s rocking chair a fresh look? You got it, paint it!
Let me back up a minute and explain my thoughts on paint and painting. My ventures in painting started with using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (MMSMP). I began with painting a very outdated 80’s buffet and after I saw what it could do for a tired piece of furniture, I was hooked. From that point on I painted a large hutch, a pie table, and a cute side table with MMSMP. After having much success with milk paint, I was introduced to chalk paint, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Chalk Paint requires no sanding or priming in most cases. Just pick your color and go. With chalk paint I have painted a bench, a set of nesting tables and a visually damaged cedar chest. Please take a look and see how they all turned out.
Another type of paint I have discovered and enjoy painting with is “oops” paint. This is paint that has been miss tinted when being mixed and therefore drastically reduced in price. Usually there is a specific location or shelf in the paint department that houses this type of paint. I often take a quick peek in this area “just in case”. One never knows if a great color will be reduced.
A lesson learned from purchasing this type of paint, however, is only buy quality paint in the “oops” form. I know, I just realized how silly that just sounded. Let’s just say I had a not so good experience painting my front door with an off brand. This unfortunate mishap was shared in a previous post.
I was overjoyed when I came upon finding a Behr brand “oops” in a pink shade. I never paint with pink but I was not going to pass this $2 quart by. I will find something… And there it was the wooden child’s rocking chair
After a quick sanding and 2 coats of this paint, it looked pretty good. The beauty of this paint is that its primer and paint in one, easy peasie. Wait!, I wasn’t done. With a couple of stencils place here and there, it was finished, a refreshed painted child’s rocking chair.
I tell you, paint can do wonders to something tired but still has life. What have you painted that has received new life? I would love to see!