I am a sucker for rocking chairs. I just love to sit and rock, and rock, and rock.
Please tell me you love rockers too?
I am also a sucker for rockers on a front porch.
When we lived in the Dallas area, a sweet friend of mine gave me an old rocking chair she no longer wanted. At the time, we had a little covered porch that was just perfect for the rocker.
Since moving last summer, we no longer have a covered front porch, or at least not one that is big enough to hold all my decorations AND a rocking chair! Although we have a nice back patio, I really like the rocker for the front. It is just a nice place to sit outside and watch the boys ride their bikes, watch the deer, or read a book. So, the rocker has remained on the front porch. The problem with this is that it gets a good beating from the Texas sun.
As you can tell, it needs A LOT of help!
The other problem is that it blends in with the slate tile on the porch and it kind of gets lost.
As I began decorating and getting ready for my Fall Home Tour, I realized it was time to give my old rocking chair a makeover. I wanted this chair to be bright and colorful… something people would be able to see from the road.
I also needed something that wouldn’t clash with the color of the shutters on the sides of the windows or our front door.
So, I decided on yellow.
I LOVE yellow and I knew it would definitely stand out! Plus, yellow just seems… happy! Don’t you think?
Once I gave the chair a few coats of Annie Sloan’s Arles, I decided it needed something else.
So, I added some white stripes here and there to give the rocker a little more character.
So, I pulled out some 3M™ Safe-Release™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces since the wood on my chair is a little brittle from being out in the direct sunlight. I wanted to be sure that when I pulled off the tape, I wasn’t going to be pulling off wood and paint at the same time!
I taped off parts of the chair where I wanted to add stripes.
Next, I painted it white.
I am always nervous about this part. I picture the paint seeping under the tape and ruining all of my hard work every time!
Luckily, that wasn’t the case!
I know I have mentioned this on several other pieces I have done in the past, but I absolutely LOVE removing tape to see those perfect stripes!
I was so happy to see that the 3M™ Safe-Release™ Painter’s Tape came right off and didn’t take off any paint or wood along the way!
What a difference paint and some 3M Painter’s Tape can make!!
…you can definitely see my rocker from the road!
Hmmm… I wonder what else I can paint??
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