This chair belonged to Sherri.

Actually, I believe it belonged to Sherri’s mother first, then Sherri and now me (although I’m still hoping Sherri will take it back).

It’s been loved – as all rocking chairs should be;

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Someone had to lean back against this a LOT to remove the decal.
I’m imagining Sherri’s Mom reading her stories in it maybe?

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Time causes wear and tear on us all.  I think of these as the chair’s crows feet.

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Nothing a little TLC can’t take care of.

If you are just starting to refinish furniture, I don’t suggest you start with something that has spindles – these all have to be hand sanded (not with my Little Man), so it takes some time and patience.

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I could have sanded it further and stained it, but I had something in mind…  so instead I primed;

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Then added my vinyl decal and did a light coat over top of it to stop any bleeding from the final coats of paint.

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 I actually used an exterior paint for this piece.  Something about a rocking chair calls for a front porch or veranda I think, and this way if someone wants to use it for that, it should last.

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Three coats later and with the decal carefully removed:

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Ready to rock a couple more generations to sleep.

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After all, this is what it’s all about isn’t it?

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Thank you Sherri – and if you do change your mind – it’s here for you.

Rocking Chair BandA

Have a great one!

Linked to:

Between Naps on the Porch
Miss Mustard Seed
Tatertots & Jello