Over a year ago I found this rocking chair in a storage room at work. I asked if I could have it but was too late - it'd already been claimed by a coworker. Several months later, shortly before Jarrod and I moved back to Texas, I found the rocker again - the coworker hadn't taken it. I claimed it as mine!
I started sanding the rocker with the intention of having it done before we moved. Turns out it had been pained many, many, many times and the paint was very thick. It took me forever to just get as far as I did. I insisted we keep it and it made the trek to Dallas with the rest of our belongings. It has lived in our garage since we moved in almost a year ago...
When I read this post by Sherry and John and decided to see if I could spray paint the chair. I bought a can of white paint and a can of bright green in hopes of making a cushion and using the chair in our living room.
While I was painting, I decided I wanted to spray an old high chair that has been in our garage as well. I decided I wanted the high chair to be bright blue. Of course Wesley can't use it right now and I'll have to seal the tray with something no-VOC, but I thought I might as well spray them at the same time.
On top of that, I accidentally bought the wrong kind of primer and didn't realize it until I took this picture!
Another tough element was that the rocking chair was sucking up paint. It took nearly 4 cans (not coats, cans!) of white spray paint to get an even coat of printer to begin painting with color. Two cans in on the color and I still wasn't getting even coverage.
Back to the rocking chair... After 2 cans of green, I was so over spray painting. I'd turned the chair over and back more times than I could count. Because the blue high chair was done, I decided I was done with the green rocker. I'll probably do one more can someday soon, but that day is not today. Because the baby swing is where I'd like this rocker to go, I'm really in no hurry to finish it. I might even start on the cushion before I finish the chair... I'm thinking about using my favorite fabric from the nursery. I still have several yards left and because Wesley is a boy and has no need for flowery fabric, I figure the living room is the perfect place for it.