Friday, 15 August 2014

Rocking Chair - Because One Day I Will Be A Nana

Hey guys,

I have a secret, I love rocking chairs, I actually love to sit in my rocking chair and knit. it's totally a Nana thing to do but there is no place I feel more peaceful than in this chair knitting.

Even better I got it for free, it was my Mum's but she had no where to put it and unlike me she's kinda short and her legs didn't touch the ground.




It was scratched and dinged up so I gave it a chalk paint makeover. Also check out the tapestry in the background. My Mum did that for me when I was about 5 and it is still one of my most favourite things ever.


I'm loving the fresh white paint perfect for the new craft space.


DIY Delight or Disaster? Well I was going to add something else to it but I sent a picture to Susan of Simply Vintageous asking advice and she said it was perfect, given she is the furniture makeover queen, I decided to quit while I was ahead. Now I can pretend to be a Nana until (hopefully) in a decade or so I actually become one. Delight!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

14 comments:

  1. I love rocking chairs, too! My parents surprised my sister and I one Christmas when we were very little with rocking chairs. Ever since, I get great comfort in sitting in them. I love how you transformed your Mum's! It looks so striking in the white chalk paint. I have two outdoor rockers with fabric backs and bottoms. And I've been thinking of ways to spruce them up.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is perfect! Suzan better look out, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  3. We have similar rocking chairs. I love it white! You did a great job Mel!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You're going to make a paint lover out of me yet. This looks way better than the wood (*gasp* I never thought I'd say that, and now I've said it twice). Suzan does some great things with paint too!!!

    Your chair is a delight. That paint brings out the design nicely too. And the tapestry is very cool. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I LOVE it! I'm wondering if your mom had a fit though. If I remember correctly she's a staunch non-painter of wood. My mom freaked when I painted my door:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the chair white. Looks so beautiful with your new pillow. Is that a Norman Rockwell picture that your mom did? I looks beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a delight in white! The chair looks so pretty in the white. It really modernizes it in a classic kind of way.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it, Mel ! I also always wanted a rocking chair, but never gotten around to buying one {still plenty of time, right?}

    ReplyDelete
  9. Definitely a delight in white! Hope you show us a close-up of that tapestry one of these days!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aww, so that's what you did with that cute pillow. Love it. I think this rocking chair is so charming and can't wait until you're a grandmummy too, some day. I mean, at least 10 more years. WHOA, even that sounds terrible, doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Glad you weren't announcing you were a nana :). I love the makeover. The white is bright, clean and fresh. Now go rock and knit in style my sweet friend.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a beautiful makeover! I love the crisp white.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love chairs, period. I have a similar rocking chair my mom bought me when I was pregnant. It's due for a makeover as well, but I haven't decided exactly what to do with it. Takes me forever to decide!! I love yours though. :)

    -andi

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...