Well, here you are - for all of you that have been following the renovation of the child's rocking chair - this is the finished article.
The chair has sat in my attic for around the past 25ish years and then in the workshop, waiting, for this transformation and I am so pleased with the final effect.
It is hard to believe that it started out looking like this:
I began by giving it a very gentle rub over with a bit of sandpaper (I am basically very lazy, so I did not put too much effort into that!!), then I gave it two quick coats of Cornflower Blue.
I then did some crackle effect, under a Soft White, on the seat, arms and head rest. I used both Decor Crackle (a sandwich crackle) and the Crackle Medium (top coat). It gave me a mixed range of cracks.
I then sponged some Soft White over the Cornflower Blue on the struts, legs and rockers.
Shock, horror, these photos actually show me working!!
Then, once it was all dried, I added some serviettes using All Purpose Sealer, and finally gave it a bit of a rub-back to show a bit of the Blue through the White.
Beautiful, even if I do say so myself.
The chair is now sitting in the shop and all the little ones that come in cannot resist a quick rock!!
All this was achieved using the fabulous Jo Sonja's Paints
And my next challenge is to paint up this unit that holds the paints!!
Watch this space.