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Welcome to part two of my children's chair makeover. (You can view the heirloom Adirondack chair from part one here.)  Again, I couldn't have done it without the help of my friend Shelly over at Shizzle!

This $5 garage sale find was nice and sturdy, but since my grandson is not named Olivia and his dad is not a fan of pink, a makeover was definitely in order.  I was told three-year-old Olivia painted the chair herself.  Evidently three-year-olds use a lot of paint, because it was really caked on there!  Before I could start painting, I had to smooth out the surfaces.  Using a mouse sander sped up the process. 

That took a lot longer than I expected, especially given the fact it was 95 degrees out, but I'm glad now that I took the time to do it right.

Using Ce Ce Caldwell's paints, I first painted the chair in Hershey Brown.  It quickly dried and I planned a second coat of Sedona, which will look great in my living room! 

I initially planned to paint a solid coat of Sedona and then rub some off, but after painting the side rungs and the strip around the seat I had a happy accident.  With next to no paint on the brush I went to paint the back of the chair.  Because there was still some texture despite all the sanding, the high spots picked up the Sedona.  I thought it looked great so from then on I used the dry brush technique, blotting most of the paint off the brush before using it on the chair.

Since the polyurethane I purchased for my Adirondack chair was indoor/outdoor, I decided to use that to seal the rocker as well.  Again, I used a flat sponge from the dollar store for application.

And here's the finished product!

Now that he's learned how to rock, this should be great fun!

Linking up to "Your Thriving Family", "Live Laugh Linky Thursday", "Transformation Thursday"

One Response so far.

  1. I love it! There's one to sell online not far from where I live and now I really think I should go and buy it!

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