Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Winner & Another Rocking Chair Makeover

Thanks to all who entered Vintage Gwen's fun giveaway! The winner is:

 Congratulations!

Jill please email me at athomewithk@hotmail.com and we'll get you set up with some goodies!

I just want to take the time and thank you for the sweet comments, emails and FB messages about "Me and My blogging situation". I know a lot of bloggers struggle about the time they invest in their blog and if it's "worth it". I have decided not to stress about it and do projects and posts on my own time. If it happens to be everyday then great if it's just once a week or month then that's just fine as well. Blogging is supposed to be fun and I intend to keep it that way. :)

So the other day, I surprising got a creative streak in me and I finally did a makeover. It seems like forever since doing one of these. LOL Maybe I forgot how to do one, it's been so long...Just like riding a bike.

I'm excited to show you the transformation today! It's another Free one!
This rocking chair has some past to it...my mom cleaned out her basement and gave it to me quite awhile ago. She was going to give it away but I wanted it! This rocking chair has been at my house growing up for as long as I can remember. As you can tell by the lovely blond wood that it dates back to late 1970's-early 80's. Nothing real special about the piece except memories.

Well it's been sitting in my basement for quite awhile waiting for it's makeover...


And Here it is today!


I first wanted to add a little detail to the piece. So I bought a decorative wood applique...which I actually got free because I had a store rebate to use. :)


I applied it to the top with gorilla glue. These appliques are a little flexible so it was able to bend with the arch of the chair. I took a nail gun and nailed in some small brad nails to keep it secure. Very easy.


I then painted the entire chair 2 coats of black paint I already had.


I painted the decal white and also around the very little detail the chair had in the legs. It just gives it a little extra something than just a plain black chair.


After it was dry, I sanded down the edges and added MinWax dark walnut stain. It just richins' up the color a little bit more.

Now I can enjoy my childhood chair for years to come with an updated twist.


Thanks for visiting today!

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23 comments:

  1. Love the chair. I have one that I want to redo. Did you prim it at all? I can't decide between a white or black color. This black inspires me.

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  2. Looks wonderful...Love a great makeover =)

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  3. Love it! I tried to comment on your post about blogging but blogger wouldn't let me post it for some reason! I just keep it fun is about all I wanted to say I post when I can and if I can't that's okay too, I just don't ever want it to become stressful:)

    Rondell

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  4. Your chair turned out GREAT! I'll bet your mom will want it back when she sees what you've done with it! LOL

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  5. Lovely!! Seems you're pretty good at gettin the free stuff! That's awesome! Yay for Jill!! Hope you got my email....she chose #3!!

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  6. Tonya said...

    Looks wonderful...Love a great makeover =)

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  7. Barb said...

    Love the chair. I have one that I want to redo. Did you prim it at all? I can't decide between a white or black color. This black inspires me.

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  8. Barb, I didn't prime the chair, I just did a light sanding before painting. If the surface of a piece of furniture seems really slick, then I get the primer out. Hope this helps.

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  9. Rondell said...

    Love it! I tried to comment on your post about blogging but blogger wouldn't let me post it for some reason! I just keep it fun is about all I wanted to say I post when I can and if I can't that's okay too, I just don't ever want it to become stressful:)

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  10. dyeing2hook said...

    Your chair turned out GREAT! I'll bet your mom will want it back when she sees what you've done with it! LOL

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  11. I'll take it back now:)

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  12. Kindra this is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I love what you've done and it still holds all those memories! :)
    Have a great weekend sweetie xo

    Deborah xoxo

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  13. Hello my friend! I totally agree with your philosophy, blogging should be fun, not forced. I have come to the realization that I post when I am inspired and if that is once a week, 5 times a week, I am not going to stress about it. Life is busy right now and I am feeling rather uninspired in the DIY section of my life. I am so glad that you are staying, I would miss you so.
    Now, I love you rocking chair, it turned out gorgeous!!! I have my childhood rocker too and rocked my kids in it. I love the appliqué you chose and the colors are gorgeous!!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    hugs!!

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  14. Another beautiful work! It's more special because of the memories that came with it. Enjoy the new memories your kids will create with it.

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  15. I love the addition at the top of the rocker..It turned out so nice..
    Janet

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  16. This one is fantastic, Kindra! I LOVE the black and the added accents. Beautiful!

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  17. What a fabulous transformation! I love the added detail and it looks great. Thanks so much for sharing this one at Inspiration Friday too! :-)
    Vanessa

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  18. Such a pretty chair- love your sweet touches and details- it turned out amazing. :)

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  19. What a beautiful transformation! Visiting from Finding Fabulous. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Cindy

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  20. Beautiful! The applique is a very pretty touch. I also like how you brought out teh detail in the legs. Well done!

    Popping over from Serenity Now and I'm a new follower!

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  21. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! I have a rocker that was given to us when my first child was born, and was thinking about selling it, but I might paint it!!

    glad to have found you via Serenity Now!
    ~meri

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  22. love the colors you chose and the gorgeous added detail! this post would be a fabulous addition to my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd really love it if you joined in!

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