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!
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