A Rocking Chair Makeover for Mothers Day!

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My awesome goodies came in and I cant wait to get started!! You will have to stay tuned to see what I come up with!
PLUS Watch below as lots of other amazing Country Chic Paint creations link up!


EDIT: Ok so ON TO THE FUN!

Longer ago than I care to admit, this rocking chair was absorbed into the collection of furniture needing-help. 
This however is my mother in laws. ...Right?! I said the same thing.  Now, when I received it I *think it was black??  After that it became several different colors,.. nothing seemed right.  
So seriously- I kinda wanted to stop right here! 
This is for my MOTHER IN LAW!  I ruined Silhouette stencil material, tore layers of paint off with what I could use for stenciling,... then came a Country Chic Bling Bling challenge! **Hallelujah** 
Using the Ocean Breeze I painted anywhere I felt I wanted to distress later... 


Then everything got a good coat of Sea Storm.  I really just did one coat and then went back and touched up where needed.  ...and then it sat for a bit longer,... Analysis Paralysis?? Probably.  
Alright-I can do this.  Just commit!  I’ve never used Embossing Plaster, or their Metallic Creams, so I wanted to use both!  
Using an Ikat Stencil, I created a raised stencil effect with the "Praline Embossing Plaster"

Once the section was dry I continued on adding to it as needed.  When it dried completely I sanded everything down to create a more smooth effect. 
 Then came the metallic cream.  I decided to use Belt Buckle and Pocket Watch.  I offset the stencil to the lower left area of the design, and used the Belt Buckle to stipple a sort of shadow.  Once that was dry (Which was quite fast!) I used the stencil again-centered on the design, and I stippled the “Pocket Watch”.  
The last thing I did was highlight areas of the chair by dragging the “Pocket Watch” cream over it.  Then using a wet sponge I wiped on the “Belt Buckle”.  This deepened the color, which I loved! ..Now to play some more.  I didn’t like how solid all the colors were. I began sanding back the stencil design and that was all it took.  Using 320 grit on my orbital and 220 by hand where needed, I began smoothing and distressing. 



I have to say- I kind of love where I landed!  This was totally out of my comfort zone and stylistic sensibilities. And I still kept its colorful story.. 
Think she'll approve?? I hope so!! 
If not I have no problem inheriting into my own home!  I hope I have inspired you a bit to take on your own creative project!!
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Drink~Paint~Love~Repeat!
Drink~Paint~Love~Repeat!
Thank you so much for hanging out at That Sweet Tea Life!  Hope to see you again soon! 









Now take a look at the contestants in this challenge.  All using Country Chic!


7 comments

  1. Loved this month's competition and product, Thea. Looking forward to seeing all the projects come in this week. Take care, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia!! I always love seeing what you come up with! Hope you enjoy my finished piece! :-)

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  2. Great color choices, Thea! That design is gorgeous. Fabulous job!

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  3. I.LOVE.THIS. Great job adding character and bling to this plain Jane rocker!

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  4. Great rocker. I love the gold stencil too.

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  5. Great rocker. I love the gold stencil too.

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  6. Great project Thea! I came >.< this close to using the embossing cream on my stenciled project as well, but in the end decided against it for the table top. Love your color choice too!

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