Young and Crafty Sisters: 02/26/14

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Estate Sale Rocking Chair Redo

Rocking Chair

As you know, I love estate sales and repurposing tired furniture into something beautiful.  I have always enjoyed rocking chairs and knew I needed one for my front porch (I definitely want two when I have a bigger porch).

I had a weekday off a few months ago and the stars aligned and there was an estate sale on a Wednesday!  I knew there was a rocking chair after looking though the picture online and crossed my fingers no one snagged it before I arrived.  It was in ROUGH shape and needed some love.

Rocking Chair 1

The chair was marked $20 and I knew I couldn’t pass it up.  However, when I went to pay with my debit card the employee said cash only.  I was devastated because I only had $15 on me.  The guy was very understanding and made the deal!! 

I couldn’t wait to get started, so I laid down a moving blanket in my living room, turned on HGTV and spent the entire afternoon hand sanding….yes you read that right, I hand sanded all those nooks and crannies.  I bought a small sample size of, you guessed it, WHITE.  I love my neutrals and thought the white would really pop and look crisp.  Although it was a tedious project, it is the best way to spend a day off and to have a brand new rocking chair for $15, you can’t beat that.

 Here is the finished product on Brent's front porch!  Now all it needs is a decorative pillow, I'm thinking monogrammed burlap :)

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