12.27.2010

The West Rocking Chair - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before We finished this dresser for the West family a few weeks back and then Scott contacted us shortly before Christmas to help him pull together a sweet Christmas surprise for his wife. Alright ladies, I think we all know how sweet that is! They have a six month old baby boy and she has been wanting a new rocking chair for his nursery. This is what we came up with . . .

After

We found a beautiful chunky chair with some great details at the top. The chunky spindles provide great character to the chair. I think a home cannot have enough rocking chairs. We currently have five! Thanks to Scott and Lisa - we hope you enjoy rocking your sweet baby boy.

Can you believe Christmas has come and gone? I am enjoying the week away from the office and hoping to organize a few things at home. Our little one has had a bit of the croup and has been super grumpy but hopefully we are past the worst and on to better days. We are looking forward to celebrating New Years with the big kids and family. Plus we have some great pieces just waiting for their makeover! Up next is hall tree that was donated to us by some great friends. I have not posted it yet because I want to keep it and I am trying to think of where I can put it. It just turned out perfect! Plus I am also getting ready for our "One For Me One For You" giveaway.

Happy Holidays!

18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks great, melanie! i personally hate painting rocking chairs, but they do always look so much better painted! just so many spindles!!!

Janie said...

What a beautiful rocker....My great grandmother had several that looked like that..my aunt now has one of them...Beautiful job.

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- The chair is perfect! I love it. I thought at first you had used a bit of gilt/gold to hightlight all the high spots...and then realized you had "worn" it a bit. Looks great! xxoo Diana

michelle said...

What a precious chair and a precious story! :) You did another lovely job my friend! I love rocking chairs as well, they remind me of when I was younger and had ear infections all the time! My mom would rock me into the wee hours trying to sooth me in a rocking chair that is very similar to that one. :)

I hope your little one is feeling better and I am sure that you have rocked her gently this week to help make her feel better. Have a wonderful week and Happy New Year!!

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

LOVE your blog, so many good ideas and incredible work. I'm your newest follower!
http://rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com

maleahbliss said...

Oh this is AWESOME!!! Now you've got me thinking about re-finishing my rockeing chair... u-ho! ;)

I'd love for you to link this project up to my new linky party! :)

http://littleeme.blogspot.com/2010/12/ok-now-that-i-have-tuted-your-turn-to.html

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It looks great! I haven't done a rocking chair before, but I'm inspired. So many possibilities...Mike did it again!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

the rocking chair turned out great. i have one sitting in garage to do. love the color

Isabel said...

I inherited a chair like this one but never liked it and its currently in my mom-in-law's basement! Im gonna have to go claim it, lol! I LOVE how it turned out!!

Allison said...

I love rocking chairs and I'm with you...a home can never have too many! You did a fantastic job on that chair. The detail really stands out. What a sweet Christmas surprise! Christmas sure seemed to come and go quickly. I'm enjoying our tree and all the decorations until after New Years. Hope your daughter is feeling better, Melanie.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Amazing what paint can do! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence!

Linda said...

A home cannot have enough rocking chairs. I bought one at a tag sale last fall and I absolutely love it but I have many more, too. Love 'em. Liking your blog, too. Linda

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

That turned out great. Looks so much better than the before! I think I need to find a rocking chair!
~Katie
eyespydiy.blogspot.com

Cline Family said...

Did you use spray paint? I have a rocker I'm thinking about doing this on!!! Great idea!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job... love the distressing

Lori said...

I just re-did some old desk chairs for my craft room by painting them black and sanding the edges...they ended up looking just like this! And I have a very similar rocking chair in the same room...after seeing this, I think it will be getting the same treatment! Oh...and you have my dream job by the way!!!! Maybe one day....

Shelia said...

What a nice rocking chair and you did a fantastic job on refinishing it! Love the black and distressing. And you're right - can't have enough rocking chairs in a house! I love em!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Judy said...

Great rocking chair. You did an awesome job on the makeover. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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