The Rocking Chair

When I got the rocking chair down from the loft I didn't fully realise just what memories it would evoke.  The 3 year old immediately wanted to play on it and we sat on it together, gently rocking, her giggling at the motion, me being transported back in time, a smile at a distant memory.




It has taken me a while to complete, it needed washing (scrubbing!) thoroughly, lightly sanding, a coat of primer and 2 coats of Craig and Rose acrylic eggshell in Morris Blue which went on beautifully smoothly.  I had to do it in small stages as I didn't want "help" from mini me on this one, that girl loves to paint and I've lined up a couple of small projects just for her.



I added a pop of colour just for fun with some Habitat Hibiscus Pink, but I foresee changing up the colours of the spindles and even re-painting the whole chair again, the colour possibilities are endless, but for now it blends in beautifully into my new bedroom decor.  I'll be making up some new cushions especially for it too but for now I shall just sling whatever cushions I have and rock!



It wasn't the easiest of items to paint with all its nooks and crannies but I shall get hours of pleasure rocking and remembering another time and the baby boy who still has my heart.







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18 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic!! My Mother-In-Law recently cleared her loft and found my Husband's old rocking chair. It's now in my Daughter's room (as her's is the bigger one) and my two love playing on it. I'd love to give it a bit of a revamp but it's far too sentimental for my Husband to let me near lol x

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    1. Thanks Shay, I wasn't very adventurous with it but love that I can use it again, get him to read my post, he may change his mind x

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  2. Lovely post, made me want to cry! The painting and photography are fab too x

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    1. I had a few tears I can tell you, now it's painted it will have another life...

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  3. I purchased a rocking chair last year and giving it a revamp is on my summer to-do list (you've just reminded me!) You did a great job!

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  4. How beautiful is this?! Love what you've done with it, this is making me want a rocking chair!!

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  5. This looks amazing, I love the red. Such a good idea. I have a rocking chair so this has inspired me x

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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you have done to this rocker. Looks wonderful xx

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    1. thanks Karen, look forward to seeing yours too x

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  7. Oh it looks fantastic! I love the splash of colour. You have done a wonderful job :-)

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  8. It looks fab - I've always wanted a rocking chair. I love the contrast colours on the back.

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  9. Lovely post, bet it feels good to have given it a new lease of life and another round of rocking begins. #loveyourhome

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  10. I love that you used the red on those two rods, just brilliant, and so effective!

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  11. Oh it is gorgeous and I love the pop of colour! We had a rocking chair that we planned to paint up but we just never did and ended up getting rid of it... I may have to get another one now ;)

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  12. Oh I absolutely love this! Popping it into the top picks ;) #loveyourhome

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  13. It is so beautiful, such a lovely piece of furniture, I would love a rocking chair in my house. The pop of colour on it too works brill.

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  14. It is so beautiful, such a lovely piece of furniture, I would love a rocking chair in my house. The pop of colour on it too works brill.

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  15. This looks stunning I love the little red spokes too. What a great idea, looks amazing and the pillow pulls it all together. Love it. #loveyourhome

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