Hello my dears...hope your week has been full of sunshine and Spring blossoms.
On Tuesday,I joined my blog friend Connie of Hartwood Roses
and her lovely mother on a house and garden tour in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
I took quite a few pretty photos and will be sharing them with you very soon...I promise!
With all the pretty flowering trees, shrubs and flower beds all around me, I have been inspired
to paint something ...
I bought this old rocker at Cathy Shumate's Auction House a while back
I love it...it is very sturdy and it was a real bargain.
Of course I can't leave well enough alone.
I had to brighten it up a bit.
Here is my rocker now..
What do you think?
I wanted to paint it yellow, so I created my own mix of
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™
I mixed Cream and Arles
Because no black is used in Annie's paints (except Graphite) you are able to mix them and create an unlimited number of gorgeous colors without them turning muddy.
Clean beautiful colors every time.
Please do not let the original 29 color palette restrict you....
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™
is so much more than 29 colors.
I started with Cream and added Arles until I achieved a warm buttery yellow.
I only mixed up about 1/2 cup of paint for the whole chair.
I thinly based the chair in Cream...then applied my yellow mix.
A layer of Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax, some very light edge distressing, another coat of wax
and 24 hours later, a nice buffing to make her glow.
I reupholstered the seat with a gorgeous floral linen look cotton.
I purchased 4 1/2 yards of this pretty remnant fabric from a local high end
home decor fabric shop.
The colors were absolutely
This cushion was so easy to recover...it is not screwed in to the frame..
it simply sits securely inside the seat frame on a little ledge.
The caning was in perfect shape and I chose to leave it unpainted.
I think it adds nice texture and definition to the caning..it is more prominently featured.
Love the simple lines of this rocker...very uncomplicated.
See how deep the set in cushion is...it is made of a very heavy wood frame and great vintage exposed hand tied springs and strapping.
Very well made.
My Sweet buttery yellow rocker will be headed to my shop
hoping for a new home...I think she would be perfect in a nursery!
Any new Moms out there?
While I was writing this post I noticed my funny Carmen obsessing with something under my Provence table...she was too cute and I had to snap a photo.
You have Pinterest...I have a dried leaf!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative
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