Do you guys remember the little rocking chair that I picked up at the Goodwill last January?
At the time I said I was going to hang onto it until I could give it a bath with the hose out in the yard because it was filthy. Well, that day has finally arrived! Or at least it arrived last weekend. I scrubbed the chair down using some Dawn dishwashing soap. I let it dry thoroughly and then re-evaluated the situation. And you know what? That chippy original paint was just too good to cover up.
I mean seriously, how hard do we work to create a fake version of this chippy look?
Plus the green color was pretty good. Especially for a garden chair.
So, in keeping with that theme, I added a garden themed transfer from re.design with prima’s Classic Vintage Labels to the back.
Then I topped the whole thing off with a couple of coats of Dixie Belle’s Flat Clear Coat to seal that chippy paint.
How cute is this rocker just tucked into the garden? It won’t last forever outside in the elements, but you could probably get a couple of summers out of it.
Or of course you could always choose to keep it on a covered porch or in some other protected location if you wanted it to last longer.
I’m not planning to keep this one, but then again, if no one snatches it up I just might. It looks awfully sweet there in my garden.
If any of you locals have just the right spot for it, be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details!