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

Easter Fabric Scrap Chair Ties

If you saw my Easter kitchen décor post on Monday, you may have noticed the fabric scrap chair ties. They were seriously my favorite part of this mini holiday makeover, plus they basically cost me only $6 to create!

easter decorations kitchenAll I needed for this project was some twine, fabric scraps, and some Command Brand mini hooks.

fabric scrap chair tiesNow normally I purchase a yard each of different colored fabrics for my scraps, but I found this roll of pastel colors on clearance from JoAnn’s so I had to scoop it up. Luckily I already had the twine and hooks on hand from previous projects.

easter fabric scrap chair tiesTo prep the fabric I cut each color in half, then in half again. Next I measured the backs of my 4 kitchen stools for the width of each piece of twine.

There were 10 colors total in the fabric scrap roll so I just tied them onto the twine in a pattern using 2 sets for each chair (20 ties total).

easter scrap fabric chair tiesI tied a little loop onto the end of each twine piece and secured it to the back of the chairs with mini Command Brand hooks.

easter chair ties fabric scrapSuper easy project that I did while sitting on the couch watching TV. Plus it didn’t break the bank. Gotta love those projects!

easter decorations kitchen

kitchen easter chair decorationsMore fun Easter projects still to come next week!
Stay tuned.