the rebel yellow rocker.

I recently decided to try out Dixie Belle’s Rebel Yellow.

It’s a pretty shade of pale yellow.  It reminds me quite a bit of Fusion’s Buttermilk Cream, which is the pale yellow on this stool …

It’s also very similar to Homestead House milk paint in Ocher, color no. 2 on these pots …

If you’re already a fan of either of those two paints and colors but you want to use a chalk style paint, or you’re just looking for a nice pale yellow, I’d recommend Rebel Yellow.  I always like to have a pale yellow on hand, just in case something comes along that is calling out for that color.

To test out the Rebel Yellow, I pulled out a child sized rocking chair that my niece found for me at the thrift store over two years ago.  Unfortunately, I neglected to get a ‘before’ photo of it.  Just picture it in a medium toned wood with a shiny poly finish, OK?

Here it is with a couple of coats of Rebel Yellow, some sanding to distress and a top coat of clear wax …

Sweet, right?

I added one of the IOD Classic Pots transfers to the back (always add the transfer before waxing) …

This is the same one that I used on that adorable button box I shared a few weeks back.

It seemed appropriate for a little kid sized rocker.

I staged it with some colorful vintage books and my favorite tiny teacup and saucer.

It would be adorable in a nursery.

It really fits in well in my guest room and pairs up nicely with my Jenny Lind bed that is painted in the Homestead House Ochre milk paint.

But I definitely didn’t need a kid size rocking chair in there.  So when one of my regular customers swung by the other night to pick up the step stool from Monday, she decided to take the rocking chair home too!

As always, thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the paint used on this rocker. If you’re looking for Dixie Belle products you can find them here.

18 thoughts on “the rebel yellow rocker.

    1. I’m not a huge fan of yellow either, but if I’m going to use it this particular shade is the one I’m drawn to. You might occasionally see me use a mustard yellow in the fall as well. But there aren’t a lot of yellow items in my repertoire.


    1. That is another Homestead House milk paint and the color is called Garden Seed, and it’s a particularly rich mustard. You can see the full post about those three shades of yellow here.


  1. So adorable! The color and graphic are just perfect. What an awesome piece for a nursery or play room or grandmas living room!!!


  2. my kitchen is yellow and I have a stool from my childhood that I will paint in that adorable Rebel Yellow!


  3. Yellow does not seem to be a popular color amongst your readers! However, Rebel Yellow looks like an easy-to-live-with color that would fit in just about anywhere. Glad it found a new home!


  4. Sweet is the perfect word to describe this piece. Great staging as usual girl. I immediately thought it would be cute in that bedroom.


  5. It doesn’t scream yellow…maybe a rich french vanilla! I really like the color & it’s so sweet on that chair. I love seeing all the neat things you do that I’d never think of!


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