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;
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?
Time causes wear and tear on us all. I think of these as the chair’s crows feet.
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.
I could have sanded it further and stained it, but I had something in mind… so instead I primed;
Then added my vinyl decal and did a light coat over top of it to stop any bleeding from the final coats of paint.
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.
Three coats later and with the decal carefully removed:
Ready to rock a couple more generations to sleep.
After all, this is what it’s all about isn’t it?
Thank you Sherri – and if you do change your mind – it’s here for you.
Have a great one!
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