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!
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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
Thanks so much for letting me guest post Shatzi! Hope you’re having fun on your vacation! :)
Thrifty Miss Smith says
Great job! An excellent transformation :) I like it a lot better this way too.
Love the addition of the decorative wood piece. It adds such femininity!
Thank you everyone! You are all very sweet! :)
Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista says
It’s so cute, I love the color- heading over to Tiffany’s blog now:)
Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy says
Absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love the color! Great job Tiffany!
Wood Glue says
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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