Who doesn't want their shanty to be a bit savvy, a bit clever, creative, a bit sensible, sharp and ingenious?! But hey, let's face it, most of us are living on a shoestring. Here's how I'm doing it my way, making our nest a Savvy Shanty.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair

So this little rocking chair has been in our family since the time of the dinosaurs. Ok, well maybe not that long but it came to me by way of my Aunt Jan and Uncle Gene. And it was lovingly shuffled from room to room until it finally managed to go reside in the basement. Unfortunately it just wasn't all that pretty and didn't match a dag-gum thing. Well, it's day has come and new life has been given to it with a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue with clear and heavy dark wax. And the covering, well it's just some painters drop cloth that was bleached and is super cheap soft! Now, of course my patience got the best of me and I didn't take during pics but really, do you need to see me painting. I will add this though, if you decide to paint and reupholster a piece, do the painting first, before you remove the old fabric. If not, you spend an inordinate amount of time picking chair guts from your paint brush. Now if you're the sadistic type, well disregard the warning and carry on.

So, now here's another little story. I'm over at my girlfriend Paula's house and as I'm leaving, we are walking out through her garage, cause we're that kind of friends that don't need to use the front door and don't care if each other sees our garage crap. As we are walking out I spy this little ottoman. Me, "What's the story on this?" Well, I won't go into details but let's just say it belonged to an ex boyfriend and she couldn't put it in my car fast enough. Now, make sure you scroll down and see what it looked like before I got my hands on it. Now, for the sake of picture taking, they are together, the rocker and the ottoman but in real life, they wont be hanging out together.


Wowzers! And you now know why it was lovingly moved to the basement.  

Well I hope you enjoyed this little Monday morning makeover. Hope y'all had a great weekend and a fantastic Thanksgiving!


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❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! You did a beautiful job transforming both pieces.

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love what you did with the rocking chair! I enjoyed browsing your blog and am now a follower.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's beautiful! I love the new color and new fabric. Good job!

p.s. My Michael's store still carries Omni-Gel. Let me know if you need the UPC code. Hopefully they can find it for you.

Worn Cotton said...

Completely different chair! Love it! I just ordered some Duck Egg Blue to paint my dresser...glad I did, I love that color!

Kammy's Korner said...

Those turned out awesome! Great job on keepin' it cheap. :) Would LOVE for you to share this over on Kammy's Korner for our Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-21.html

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