Have I mentioned before that I dislike painting chairs? I think I have, but if not I’ll tell you why… they take FOR-EV-ER! All those little spindles to paint, distress, wax and buff… very time consuming. I haven’t painted any chairs in a while but I have a TON coming up, 2 dining sets worth! Before I get to those chairs though I had a client of mine bring me this really nice Windsor style rocking chair to update for her baby’s room. So here we go…
Lucky for me she fell in love with and purchased the chest below which will coordinate with her vintage walnut bed that will be in the bedroom eventually.
She wanted the rocking chair to be finished the same as the drawers on the chest. So first I sprayed the chair with a white primer, not because I needed to but because we wanted a secondary color to show through when the chair was distressed. The top coat formula is a 50/50 mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Florence, such a pretty color!
This is what the color looks like after I distressed and oiled it with Watco Rejuvenating Oil.
Here is the same arm after an application of Briwax dark wax, it changes the color to a very pretty soft green-blue. You can clearly see the difference when compared to the seat.
WOW! I just think this rocking chair is a stunner now!
All these great lines accentuated with the distressing!
This chair has the look of a much used and loved antique now!
Even though this rocking chair is going in the baby’s room it would look great anywhere… even in my Sunroom
Hopefully this chair will get to enjoy lots of rocking time with the baby!
Hope you enjoyed this makeover!