Striped Rocking Chair

I wanted to make a cute & cozy little reading corner for Ellie at my brother’s house in her new bedroom since the kid is obsessed with books right now. So a couple weeks ago I sent Ben out on a search to find me the perfect chair to makeover and he found me this…

rocking chair before paintI was surprised; it was actually in really good shape and only $10! It was almost a shame to paint it, but it really didn’t go with the room. So I took out my Zinsser primer and some Plutonium spray paint in Polar white.

plutonium white spray paintI’ve told you before, this Plutonium paint dries super fast… like in under 5 minutes fast. I actually wish I would have skipped the primer and only used the Plutonium since I had to sand after the primer (I hate that bumpy, gritty feeling primer can leave behind).

DIY painted rocking chairOnce the paint dried I grabbed some acrylic paints from Michaels. Light blue, dark blue, and coral colors, plus some white just in case I made any mistakes (cause we all know that happens).

DIY painted rocking chairI started with the dark blue and painted the little knobs on the spindles, every third one. Nothing too neat. Just a quick swipe of the paint brush.

painted rocking chair

And then the coral and light blue to follow…

DIY painted rocking chair project

And in no time it looked like this!

blue and pink girly bedroomFunny to say that the most expensive part of this makeover was the pillow.
$20 from Target.
The chair was only $10, and the paints were less than $3 for all 4 colors.

before and after rocking chair

painted rocking chair DIY

blue and coral bedroom

Now Ellie has a fun little place to sit with her books at night.

striped rocking chair DIY

And if you want to buy this Plutonium spray paint,
you can order it from Red Posie’s website.
They even have free shipping right now!

blue and pink girly bedroom

DIY Floral + Ruffle Lamp Shade

One of my favorite crafts to create in a bedroom makeover is a lamp makeover. It’s so easy to find a cheap, bland lamp base and shade and add some embellishments to make them match your décor.

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeoverFor Ellie’s bedroom makeover I started with a plain white lamp & shade. For the rest of the supplies I gathered some hot pink ruffle ribbon and some canvas flowers from Michael’s.

easy lamp makeoverI started by hot gluing the ribbon ruffle trim around the top and bottom part of the lamp shade.

flower lamp makeoverNext I added the canvas flowers. I decided to only use the light and dark blue flowers to match the rest of the room décor. Just three flowers at the top of the shade, and another three towards the bottom.

floral lamp makeoverSuper simple, but love that this now matches the rest of the colorful room!

DIY flower lamp shade makeover

flower DIY lamp shade makeover

DIY lamp shade makeoverAnd if you want to see another lamp shade makeover that was for Ellie, check out my Anthropologie-inspired flowered lamp shade. Still one of my favorite craft projects!

Or my family room lamp shade makeover!

lamp shade makeover

So do you like to match a lot of décor for your kids rooms?
Aren’t lamp shades one of the easiest projects out there?
I foresee more of these in my future ;)

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeover