Category Archives: Rocking Chair

Baseball Inspired Rocking Chair

I am going to be a better blogger….I am going to be a better blogger…I am going to be a better blogger. Believe me yet? Ok, I am working on it and would really like to keep this updated better. Truly.

We have delivered some really cool pieces since my last post but I thought today I would feature a rocking chair makeover. 

Kelly found this rocking chair in our Facebook album of pieces needing a new look and wanted it for her son’s nursery. She requested an “old dirty baseball” look. So fun!

First up this baby needed some repair.  Fortunately, I am married to my guy who is awesomely handy and he totally fixed it up for me. If only he would read this little blog to see all the props I give him. Love you honey!

Sanded, primer, and white paint later this baby was ready for some baseball stitching. I played around chalking on some stitches and made a real mess actually. I tried making the seat itself look like a baseball and to be honest it look like a perfect place for your rear…ya know? Not cool. Erase.

Just so happens my girl, Amanda, was visiting that week and we put our noggins together and came up with this…

Heavily distressed and glazed for a good ol’ dirty worn look and it’s all ready for lots a baby snugglin’. Congrats Kelly on your new bundle arriving soon! 

A Craft A Day …Or Not

Hi, my name is Clara and I have fallen off the craft-a-day wagon.

Yes, I admit it.

Instead of inspiring creativity in my children today I melted a few brain cells playing with Sam and his new Super Mario Wii game all most…who am I kidding ALL day. But…but…but wait we did conquer like 3….oh my stop me now.

Don’t throw stones at me yet….we did squeeze in some reading this morning although I am not really sure any of that will count at this point.

Well, since I have no kid friendly craft to share with you I thought I’d share the sweet little rocking chair I finished for Cate’s room. Sound good?

Ok. The girl loooves to rock. So I found this UGLY rocking chair this Summer, it was priced right and it did have potential so I got it! When I picked it up I told the lady I was going to paint it and she was like…really??! Agh! She didn’t like it, had never used it, and was selling it but she was aggravated I was going to paint it. Make sense to you? Oh well, I know painted furniture is not for everyone but for Miss Cate it needed to be done.

As I found it…

Solid wood but kind of bulky and well…bulky.

Not much I could actually do about that but I did try to slim her down a bit with some Annie Sloan Pure White. Then a good ole sandpaperin’ and clear wax to seal ‘er up.

I recovered the cushion with some outdoor fabric I have had forever and made a simple pillow for the back.

Cute…eh?

Baby Cake is one happy girl with her own resting spot. Crazy hair and all…

Happy Wednesday and I am jumping back on the wagon today!