Hand Painted Child's Rocker

Just finished a little makeover on this cute wooden 
child's rocker that I found at a thrift store

This is what I started with....lovely huh?

After I stripped the fabric off the seat, I saw it was particle board...ugh. 
I wasn't going to put a cushion on it so 
I covered the edges with molding that 
I attached with wood glue and finishing nails.

I spray painted the whole thing black and decided on a simple pattern 
of white numbers on the black background.

 I mentioned before when I was painting 
how I don't really use stencils.  
I prefer to go for it by hand and see what happens... 
'cause I'm all risk taking like that haha

 I used white chalk and  lightly drew on the numbers 
to get the placement down before I started to paint

I painted the numbers with white acrylic paint 
and gave the seat a clear coat for protection

My painting is not perfect, but I like the "painterly" effect 
and you really don't notice the tiny imperfections when looking at the overall piece....
that's what I'm telling myself anyway ;)

Awww, it's cute!
 My 12 yo son, who weighs probably as much 
as I do asked if he could sit in it...uh, NO!


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16 comments :

  1. I wish I had the talent to paint by hand like that! My sister does and I am always envious! The chair is perfect!

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  2. Cute as can be..You did great.

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  3. popped over from funky junk! love the rocker!! hope you'll come see me!

    http:/paintedfresh.blogspot.com

    ~Donna
    ps looking forward to seeing more!

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  4. popped over from funky junk! love the rocker!! hope you'll come see me!

    http:/paintedfresh.blogspot.com

    ~Donna
    ps looking forward to seeing more!

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  5. Good thinking to edge it out with molding. Looks great!

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  6. Adorable! Love how the typography just pops right up to meet you! So fun!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a cute rocker, I love that you had the confidence to paint it by hand!

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  8. Totally gorgeous! You really took this little rocker from "trash to treasure!" I just love it. I found you through Make It 4 Monday. I'm following you!!

    Come visit!

    Kelly

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  9. Such a cute makeover. I would be scared to freehand paint like you do. It turned out really great.

    Thanks for stopping by Cheap Thrills Thursday at Black Kats Design. I hope to see you again this week.

    BTW - I'm your newest follower!

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  10. I love this chair!!! thanks for sharing, your blog is always so inspiring!!
    Tootles,
    Heather H

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  11. Looks great. I did something like this on an antique telephone chair, you can find it under my painted pieces if you want to see it. I called it a subway art chair. Check out my blog for my giveaway.

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  12. Your painting is so neat! Wow! I'm impressed. Lovely transformation!

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  13. That looks awesome! So cute!

    Come by our link party! We'd love to have you!

    http://breadandbutter143.blogspot.com/2011/02/look-what-we-found.html

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  14. That is the strangest chair I've ever seen! The before version, I mean. I'd have never been able to see the "cutie pie" hiding inside. Good job!

    And I really like the hand-painted quality. It looks good but it also looks "real". (did that come out right?)

    found you via Thrifty Decor Chick's linky party. Glad I did!

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