Monday, July 1, 2013

Little Red Rocking Chair

UPDATE: This chair sold on 9/6/13!

I picked up this chair for $2.00. That's right. $2.00! But boy was it in bad shape...

Here's a peek: 

random paint splotches
ridiculous "distressing"

flithy dirty

a dog had it's way with both rocker sides

and it was completely wobbly
it wasn't even safe enough to be a time-out chair

I had to take the entire thing apart
(with my dad's help, of course)

a few screws and some wood glue later, and it was back together

 I sanded it. 
And kilzed it.
And sanded it some more. 

The spindles were torture to paint.
I painted it.
Then sanded it.
Then painted it some more.
Repeat 5x.

With all these imperfections, it was never going to look like a "brand new" chair again, so I resorted to Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax to "celebrate" all the imperfections. 
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The wax "hugs" it in all the right places. :)

I love this little tomato red chair. So does Ivy. :) But I can't keep hoarding everything in our 700 sq ft cottage. It needs a home. If you're local, you can see the craigslist posting here. Selling it for $70. After all the love put into it, that's a steal!

Aloha, Rebecca



  2. It's so cute and the tomato red is such a beautiful shade. I'm working on a bench right now with lots of spindles, but I'm spraying it thank goodness!

    Thanks for linking up to my project party!


  3. that is a steal!! you did well to keep going with it...definitely a labour of love! Well worth it though, it looks so great now! ready for another few generations of love and use :-)

  4. That chair is such a pretty shade of red! I have a chair similar to this one that was mine when I was young. I'd like to fix it up for my daughter, but those spindles....eeeek! Thanks for giving me hope that it can be done :)


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