Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vintage Child's Rocker: Guest Post from Tiffany & Co.

Hi everybody!  I'm Tiffany, and I blog over at Tiffany and Company.  I'm a fairly new blogger but I am always working on a project and I thought it would be fun to start a blog to show some of it off!  I am mommy to three kids, ages 4, 2, and almost 11 months.  How do I have time for projects?  Good question!  But I have fun doing it!  Some of my favorite projects include my $40 beadboard backsplash, my chunky beadboard frame,  and my repurposed play kitchen.

The project I'm sharing with you today is a vintage child's rocker!  I was SO excited to find this little beauty at a yard sale for only $2.  What a find!  It's a sturdy little thing.  Here is the before picture.  I actually kind of like the little train and the vintage look, but I wanted it for my baby's room and that just wasn't going to work for me.
BEFORE:

So here was what I started with.  Wood glue, a decorative wood piece found at Home Depot, and Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze.

I dabbed some wood glue on and attached the decorative wood piece.  While it was drying I used a bag clip to clamp it on, just because I'm classy like that! ;)

Then it was time too add some Blue Ocean Breeze!  I love Krylon's spray paints and I think they have the best colors.  Here it was after two coats and just a bit of sanding to distress parts of it:

I loved the color, but wanted to bring out more of the details in the decorative wood piece.  Enter: GLAZING!  If you have never done this before, let me warn you...it is a little scary!  You paint it right on, and then rub it off with an old rag.  Here is what it looked like when I first painted some of the glaze on.  (Ahhh!)  Gives me a heart attack every time!

I painted it all over the chair, rubbing it off with a rag as I went.  
Here is the final result!

Perfectly shabby and worn looking, just what I was going for.   Doesn't the glaze bring out the details so nicely?

One last view of the finished rocker.  It will look darling  in my baby's pink and blue nursery.  I love it!

Thanks so much Shatzi, for letting me guest post on your adorable blog.  I hope you'll all come pay me a visit at my little blog Tiffany and Company.   
Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!

8 comments:

  1. That is super cute! I love that the detail looks like it was always part of the chair. Can't wait to explore your blog.

    Erin at crafty-biggers.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks so much for letting me guest post Shatzi! Hope you're having fun on your vacation! :)

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  3. Great job! An excellent transformation :) I like it a lot better this way too.

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  4. Love the addition of the decorative wood piece. It adds such femininity!

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  5. Thank you everyone! You are all very sweet! :)

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  6. It's so cute, I love the color- heading over to Tiffany's blog now:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  7. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love the color! Great job Tiffany!

    ~Jen

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  8. Good work done!! But I cannot believe this that your the mother of this 3 kids still so young and beautiful..

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