Another Rocking Chair?

Last summer we stopped at a yard sale.   It was late in the day and the man wanted to get rid of the few things that were left.  This rocking chair had a price of $15 dollars and he was trying so hard to get me to buy it.  
If you know me, you know I LOVE rocking chairs and the last thing I need is another one ( I already own 3).  I mentioned this to the man and he dropped the price to $10.  I still told him, 'no', but he persisted!  
I finally looked at him and explained, 'I really don't need another rocking chair and, anyway, the most I would pay for it is $5.'  
He said, 'It's yours'. 
My husband said, 'For 5 bucks, get it.' Have I mentioned he might be an enabler??
He put it in the car.
I didn't look too bad, but when I got up close, I could see the finish was worn, there were some chips and dings, and some of the cross pieces were loose.  So, there was a little gluing, filling, and sanding.  Then two coats of chalk paint in Peacock.
I sealed the paint with polycrylic and recovered the seat in this paisley fabric:
TA-DAAAAA!  I am now the proud owner of a 4th rocking chair!
Anybody out there want to buy a rocking chair?  
I really don't need 4. 
And I really don't have the space for it...
Anybody?

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Comments

  1. If I lived closer, absolutely! What a great buy...and a fabulous makeover!

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    1. Thank you Kim. I think shipping would be outrageous! lol

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  2. Muy alegre y un gran cambio.
    Saludos

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  3. I adore old chairs and often buy them from rummage sales etc.... love your chair as well great find
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. My husband likes to say that I never met a chair I didn't like! We may be kindred spirits...

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  4. That is a cute rocking chair! But I have no room either!

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    1. Thank you, Beth....the problems we have!

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  5. Now that is a bargain, love the color.
    Have a great day,
    Sue

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    1. It certainly was a bargain. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. You sure did get a great deal! That's funny about your husband being an enabler. Your makeover looks really nice! I'm visiting from Handmade Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Allyson. There's nothing better than a great deal...and an enabler! lol

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  7. This post (the title grabbed me - I saw it on Inspire Me Monday) made me feel so much better about my addiction to rescuing old furniture. I have two rockers in my unfinished basement that I saved from my neighbor's lawns on trash day. And once I finally find the time to refinish, do I have any room upstairs for them? Nope....

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    1. We definitely suffer from the same addiction, Jen. We should be neighbors!
      Thank you for stopping by - come back again, won't you?

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  8. How fun! Are the rest of your rocking chairs in bright colors, too?

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    1. Actually, they're not, Kim. One is pale green, another has a cherry finish, and the third, mahogany. I guess I like variety!

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  9. What a great find! It looks so nice :)

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  10. It looks great - and what a bargain. I'm sure you could re-sell it through Facebook Marketplace or your local Buy and Sell and turn a nice little profit.

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    1. You are right, Leanne and I may do that.

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  11. Ann,
    I have a weakness for chairs, it is an addiction. lol! You did it proud. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.
    https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/03/over-moon-linky-party_8.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  12. Love those beautiful new colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

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