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The Celery Rocking Chair

According to my husband, I never met a chair I didn't like.  That goes double for rocking chairs!  I found this one at a yard sale last summer.  It was solid and the price was right, so it came home with me.  The only problem was the finish.  It was old, checked, and worn.


I debated for quite a while about what to do and thought about stripping it down to bare wood and refinishing it, but with my shoulder the way it is, I decided against that option.  I decided chalk paint was the easiest and headed to the store.  The paint used can be found at your local discount store for under $5.  The color is Celery. Wink-wink!

There was absolutely no prep.  The chair got two coats of paint, some distressing, and two coats of satin polyurethane.  Done!


Apologies for the 'after' photos.  Naturally, the day it's finished and I need photos for this post, it's a rainy day!

This was a 'No Muss, No Fuss' transformation.  If you haven't tried chalk paint yet, you should, especially since it is no available at a very affordable price!

Have a wonderful week and be sure to stop by again soon!


I hope you'll share, pin, and follow.


Comments

  1. The pictures look great - and so does the chair! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thanks, I was really concerned about the lack of light on a rainy day!
      Always happy to see you've stopped by!
      Ann

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  2. The new paint job looks great. I love light shades of green. I've used Celery by Waverly for a few projects. It gives great coverage and I love its price. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I love the price, too - and it does a great job!
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  3. Ann, This is a beautiful makeover! Love the color!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. I typically don't choose green, but this time I stepped outside of my box and I'm glad I did.
      I hope you'll visit the Cottage again soon!
      Ann

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  4. Your chair turned out great, Ann. I can see why you chose it. Your cottage is adorable!!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey,
      I do love our little cottage - so glad to have you following!
      Ann

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  5. Love this repurposing DIY - the pastel shade is lovely and it looks great! I've got an old chair in my room which I just use for extra storage at the moment so I should probably try to upcycle it too at some point. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you, Tasha.
      Chalk paint is a great way to go - good luck with your chair.
      Happy to have you as a new follower!
      Ann

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  6. Ann, Popping back over from Brag About It to thank you so much for sharing your beautiful chair with us! Have a great week!
    ~Laurie

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  7. Love this great color, nice makeover for this classic chair.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda.
      I don't usually choose green, but I'm so glad I did this time!
      Ann

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  8. Well done - it's lovely. The colour is very pretty - unusual for this type of chair and I like that.

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad you like it.
      Hope you'll stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  9. Oh, I absolutely love it! Great job :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    1. Thank you so much.
      Dishing It & Digging It is one of my favorites!

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  10. What a beautiful transformation! I really like the green color you chose!

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    1. Thank you, Keri. I hope you'll stop back again soon!
      Ann

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