This funky two-toned rocking chair was created by Heather from Inspire me Heather in Dark Roast and Creme Brulee!
I had this rocking chair, it was very cute and not wobbly but looked a little bland in my Sons room. It definitely needed paint!
I primed my little rocking chair first as the finish was a little glossy and I wanted to be sure my paint stuck. Also, when it gets worn from kid use, it’s fine to have a little white showing versus the wood underneath.
I used Country Chic Paint Crème Brulee, the prettiest pale yellow and Dark Roast, a gorgeous deep brown. Together they look just beautiful, don’t you think?
I painted with a foam roller for the large areas and then a medium-small paint brush for the corners and then a very small paint brush where the two colours meet.
I went back and forth touching up many times. It was okay though, it was something to do when the mood struck.
When I was satisfied with my paint job I allowed it to dry. I didn’t seal it or wax my rocking chair either, I’m going to let a small person distress it naturally. Go for it!
Heather is the founder and editor of a DIY blog in charge of bringing you creative inspiration on current home décor and design trends. Along with her husband and son they have been restoring their 1920's Craftsman Bungalow with a farmhouse feel and coastal influences. Located minutes from the ocean on Vancouver Island, BC Canada their home is described as an eclectic mix and a work in progress. With a passion for cottage gardening and vintage chic décor, Heather and her family rely heavily on their own sweat and tears by re-furbishing, re-purposing and doing it themselves!