Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Little Red Rocking Chair

About 21-22 years ago (wow, really?!) my dad bought me a little red rocking chair. I can still remember the little shopping center in Weaver, AL we bought it from but the heck if I could tell you much else other than how much I loved this chair! So much so that I still have it. It's one of only very few things I still have from when I was little. When Jaiden was born it automatically went in her room and it has been "hers" ever since. She loves it just as much as I do! 

Sadly it's just worn down and while still being red, it was also kind of tan, and scruffy, and not so pleasant-looking (oh yeah, and the chunk of gum stuck to the underside from when I was in middle school... oops!) so I decided it would make a great Christmas present to repaint it, peel off the old gum, and personalize it just for her!!

Before:
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(Jaiden at about 14 months?)
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 After: 
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Nothing that a little sanding, $2 quart of paint from the Lowes (the stuff that gets mixed wrong or whatever..) a home-made "J" stencil, acrylic paint, and some Polycrylic can't fix right up!

This was supposed to be a surprise for Jaiden for Christmas but when you decide to do your painting on the front porch and accidentally leave it out to dry for a day or two, your kid will probably see it. She LOVES it but she still has to wait until Christmas before she gets it :)

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2 comments:

  1. Suuuuuper cute!!! I always love polka dots on little girl furniture!! (and no worries about the double entry, I took care of it). Thanks so much for linking up - yay for your first link party!!!! :):):) Merry Christmas!

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  2. Looks adorable. I bet she loves it.

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