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Monday, September 12, 2011

Turquoise Rocker {DIY}

Lucky for me the MIL is is downsizing... sweet!  I have been the lucky recipient of two couches, an entertainment hutch, a rocker, and a coffee table, to name a few.  And that's just in the last couple of months.  Good for me she has great taste! Here's the latest giveaway (almost throw away) off my mother in law's front porch.  Supposedly she bought this years ago from an antique shop.  Looks like it's had better days!

This is where we started out-  layers and layers of paint, a torn woven seat, and a variety of injuries endured through the years.  So we ripped out the seat, knowing there was no way we could fix it.  We had to come up with a new plan for that seat.

There's nothin' that Gorilla Glue can't fix (what?! you broke your gorilla?!).  Love this stuff, I've used a few times now and have been really happy with the durability and how easy it is to work with.

We grabbed some wire brushes and went to work.  Even the kids loved helping with this job.  It was hard to get to a point where the paint would stop chipping off, but we tried to get as much off as possible to get a good base for the new paint.

We had to get creative to make a new seat~

I used some scrap bead board I had laying around from the kitchen project and cut a new seat (thanks sweetie!).  A little adhesive called Power Grab and the handy dandy nail gun and she was all set!

  I got busy with a good solid coat of spray primer.  And then came the fun stuff!

Whhhheeeee! Mediterranean Blue by Valspar.  I personally haven't used Valspar before now and I'm kinda in love! I was completely suckered in by their gorgeous color choices.  I only had to go to four, count them, FOUR, stores to find this color! Sheesh.  I have love, love, loved the way this went on!  Here she is... all ready for the front porch!

Ahhh... so in love!  The color on the right is more true to life, but I wanted to show you the new seat all painted.  And you see that cushion?  I recovered the original cushion that came with the chair.  Didn't think I knew how to sew?  Guess what?  I don't!  See how I covered the custom cushion without sewing a stitch here!

Project Materials:
Wire brushes ($2.98/set of three)
Gorilla Glue- already owned
 2 cans Spray Primer- already owned ($2.98 retail)
1 1/2 cans Valspar Spray Paint in Mediterranean ($3.78 ea. at Lowe's)
 Approximate total:  $17

Not bad! I'm pretty thrilled with the results!
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  1. Love the color also. I have a couple of wicker chairs that need a re-do and you have inspired me. Thanks.

  2. Hi, I'm new to your blog. You did a beautiful job. I love the color and the easy tutor on how to install the seat in the chair. Isn't it amazing what a can of paint and some glue can do? LOL Thanks for sharing and don't hesitate to drop by. http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

  3. That looks great--I'm impressed by how you fixed it and made it over!

  4. So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

  5. YAY! I used that exact paint for my desk makeover and am in love with the color. It looks so fresh with the white seat!

    I'll be pinning the kitkat cake asap!!

  6. Nice seat repair- it looks amazing!

  7. You should be thrilled! It's awesome :-).

  8. I love the color, great job! Would love for you to link up with us at http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-3.html
    Hope to see you there

  9. What a great transformation. I love the color. Great job!

    hope you can drop by and visit my blog

  10. Looks fantastic! I have two chairs that need a makeover and your project is a great inspiration!

  11. Wow, you have done an excellent job.

  12. Wow! What a transformation! I love the turquoise color. Great job

  13. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the Crafty Scrappy Happy party! I can’t believe that’s the same rocker! It looks amazing! I love the color!


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