In my Craft Cave Revived post, I have a few project “subjects” sitting around, waiting for me to get in the mood for them. This little rocker had been painted already. It still needed a seat.
Next week is LAMP WEEK here on my little DIY blog, where most or all my posts will be about lamps I’ve updated. I’ve had loads of fun this week getting things ready! Can hardly wait to share those lamp projects with y’all.
Finally got around to this little rocker guy yesterday. Before we look at the new seat, let’s look back at a little history.
I shared this picture (lovely, I know!) in the handy Ribbon Storage post. There’s the little rocker, hiding behind the now-black shelf box, all straight from my favorite reno supply warehouse.
After a little sanding, a coat of primer, a little more sanding, and one coat of flat black paint, I sanded it lightly to give it the aged look. Finally, I coated it with sanding sealer to protect the wood a little.
I’ve been researching the look of chalk paint, and I read about using Lowe’s Super Flat Interior Paint + Primer as a good substitute. One coat is all you need. (I had already primed this rocker when I discovered this paint, or I would’ve skipped that step.)
After sanding the super flat paint a little for “aging”, I was supposed to rub furniture paste wax all over the wood (according to my research). I have not found any store within a 60-mile radius that carries such. Or, possibly I just don’t know where to look!
Refusing to drive further, I resorted to digging through our varnish stash and found the sanding sealer. Surprised the can would open, it’s so very old.
Probably illegal to possess chemicals found in the garage of the house we bought 22 years ago. (Can we say pack rat? And we even moved it with us!) Surprisingly, it opened, and it was stir-able, and the results are pretty good.
Still keeping eyes open for paste wax, though.
This little guy is actually a test piece. Thinking about painting larger furniture pieces in our home. (Possibly HH doesn’t need to know about this yet, y’all.) If you’ve ever stripped paint off of furniture, you know what I mean by thinking – thinking long and hard.
This little rocker guy is headed to the porch, where I have a black and white theme going. (With a splash of red here and there, of course!)
See y’all next week with some lamps! 🙂
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