Sunday, March 25, 2012

Painting of a Whimsical Child's Rocker... Part 1

I had thrifted a child's rocking chair before Christmas.  It is in great shape, sturdy and so worthy of a whimsical facelift...

Today so far I've primed it white..

I will give it another coat of white and then proceed with the fun painting.   At HomeDepot little sample pots of Martha Stewart paint regularly $4.99 were on sale for $1.00 each.  I purchased 11 different shades and paid $11.00 instead of $55.00!  Is that not a great bargain?  I thought so.
For this project I'll be using some of these colours....
up close you can see the colours on the bottles...
and saving these colours for another day.
As I blog I can sit and look at my newly painted diningroom table covered in plastic and newspaper the perfect height for painting the rocker.  Last weekend's "Happy Shamrock Day" decoration still sits in my shamrock plant.   Peter and Kirsti's helium filled balloons that were forgotten from last weekend's celebration of their recent birthdays fly with the wind.  At least my chandalier sparkles in the mess...*s*...

I'll share the chair with you when its done...if it turns out ok...*grinning*... Have a great Sunday... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I can't wait to see the end result...I love Martha's beautiful colors and the chair is darling...

Julie said...

Did I ever tell you that I re-did a childs rocker in high school? It was kinda olive green and with a stain over top...but looked really cool. It was so much fun to do! Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it!!! :)

Theresa said...

Love it! What a bargain on the paint! I would have snatched up some of that too:) Can't wait to see the finished chair! Painting is good for the soul! HUGS!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out and how you paint on the colors!! It will be lovely!

Georgia said...

Judi: You have done a great job so far. Bob and I saw a vintage Mercedes the other day. Your paint job was as delicious looking. Can't wait to see Part II. And I love the colors that will be part of another creation.

C'est moi Claudette said...

SO far so good Judi.
Can't wait to see the end results.
Has it turned cold there? It's bloody cold here. Well, at least we can say we had a nice spring, lol.
Love ya
xoxoxox

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! OH, what a darling little chair. I know you'll add your magic and it will be adorable.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

jeanne said...

Good Morning Judi, I can't wait to see the change you will make with this project. $11. rocks. Lucky you.
Happy days to you and yours.
XO, Jeanne

Bunny said...

Boy you are a busy beaver. Painting cookies etc. everything looks great.
Have fun.