Rocking Chair Makeover { Dry Brush Painting }

I've been playing around with paint and fabric this week; Having lots of fun!

Yesterday Felicity and I decided to redo this old chair.

We sanded and sanded and sanded some more.  This chair had what seemed like an inch thick of glossy lacquer finish on it.

After sanding and cleaning we "dry brushed" on some white paint that I had leftover from the kitchen cabinets.

I just put a tiny amount of paint on the tip of the paint brush (usually by just tapping the brush on the lid) then gently and quickly swept the brush back and forth across the wood until I had the amount of paint I wanted.

We also recovered the seat in this gorgeous toned down turquoise fabric from Hobby Lobby.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  Now I just have to find a place for it!

UPDATE: Decided the chair needed a little something else, so right after posting this I went back and added some black Valspar glaze to the lines of the flower.... it brings it out much better now:

Also wanted to let you know I am still running my special where you can receive 20% OFF plus a FREE Hair Bow with coupon code "welcome2012" at my online store: www.InspiredByFelicity.com

Oh, and before I go I must share a picture of Felicity all decked out in her red, white and blue for Independence Day.

She wasn't sure what to think about the parade, she didn't really start to get into it until the very end.

I'm linking this post up at some great blogs.  Click Here to check them out.


  1. I love the way your chair turned out. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  2. That chair is beautiful! I love rocking chairs and that one is so inviting!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:


    Have a great day!

  3. You did a fabulous job on your little rocker! I ♥ it! Hopped over from Six Sister's Stuff. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

  4. I love what you did with this old rocking chair - especially the fabric!!
    Thank you for linking your beautiful baby headband to my blog & shop hop!

  5. Lovin the old rocking chair, you really did a great job! So very pretty! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

  6. Hi,
    My first time to visit as this is my 2nd time joining BNOP's MetMonday.

    This re-doing is absolutely gorgeous. How I wish, I could do such. A dear idea to bring me home.

    TY for sharing.

    Have a blissful Monday and a blessed week to come.
    /CC from Stockholm

  7. Great technique--turned out really nice. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  8. I love the after. The fabric makes it amazing. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party - Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/07/tout-it-tuesday-15.html

  9. The makeover looks great! I would love to invite you to share this on Saturday Show and Tell: (www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/). I know that my readers would appreciate this and some of your other posts. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  10. So pretty! Beautiful job! You and Felicity are adorable!

  11. Many parents prefer the smooth movement of a glider rocker, though the hinges and slides could rust or wear out over time. This choice really comes down to which look you prefer and which type of chair is most comfortable for you.

  12. It looks antique :) nice makeover! good job!

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