Sweet friends, can I just say again how thrilled I am to be working through these pieces that I’ve been hoarding for so long?
Today I’m sharing what I did with this child’s wicker rocker:
I am always drawn to children’s pieces because they are so darn cute! They are also usually good sellers for me. People might hesitate to spend money on something for themselves, but will for their kiddos or grandbabies, am I right? I know that is true for me. It seems more justified somehow.
Unlike Thursday’s table makeover, I actually remember buying this one! And I have an exact timeframe as well:
November of 2017! What??! I know…the shame.
This rocker was in pretty sad shape and had gathered dirt and dust in all the hard-to-reach places:
It also had some of the caning missing on one of the arms, so to make it match the other side, I cut all of it out from both sides:
I had to give it a good hose down to get rid of all the dust that had collected in the spaces that couldn’t be reached. I left it to dry in the sun and when it was good and dry, I gave it a quick coat of spray primer. I sprayed it while it was upside down first, then right side up:
I wanted to be sure the next coat of paint lasted and spray primer would help with that.
Now ya’ll know how much I love a simple white makeover, and I would have loved to have left it a simple white, but that wouldn’t be much of a makeover now would it?
I decided to try a new spray paint color I found called French Blue:
I liked it okay, but it dried a bit darker than I expected, and so I followed up with some very light dry-brushing all over with white paint to lighten it up a bit. That also gave it more of a weathered look.
Then I taped off the legs with FrogTape to add a little whimsy to the rockers:
I painted the stripes in Cotton and immediately removed the tape after the second coat.
Here’s how this sweet rocker looks now:
I love that the stripes add a bit of fun!
You can see how I dry brushed white over the original blue to soften the color a bit as well…
This makeover was so quick to do that it is really a shame that it sat for so long!
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this quick makeover! I sure enjoyed crossing off another piece from the Haul of Shame!
If you missed any from this haul so far, see them all below!
If you liked this makeover, you might like this one too:
See what I did with this cutie HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this box I found while thrifting with Nancy!
See ya then! 🙂
UPDATE: See how this box looks now HERE!
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