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.
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!