Friday, 14 June 2013

Altered Rocking Chair - Acrylic Paints

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.

Lynn xx


snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful project Lynn, such subtle colours and paint effects xx

Lynn said...

Thank very much. xx