You know it’s spring in the Midwest when …
A. Your basement floods.
B. You wear short sleeves despite 50 degree temperatures.
C. Over a 24 hour period, you witness sleet, snow, rain and 75 degrees.
D. Avoiding mud is no longer an option. So you don’t fight it.
E. You drag every piece of available furniture outside to spray paint.
F. All of the above.
If you guessed E, you are correct. Spring is here. For now. Ask me again tomorrow. It could be snowing.
But, while we had a burst of sunshine and nicer temps, I was in the painting mood.
I’ve been wanting to paint the rocking chair in Henry’s room since we brought it into the house in the spring. (It was actually the rocking chair in my nursery as a baby and was refinished by my grandmother.) Here it is in it’s wooden state, which I actually liked. It was a nice tone and provided some contrast to the room.
But, I didn’t love the stencil (which is sort of hidden by the quilt). And I really wanted some color. I was mostly loving the painted look because of these two rocking chairs that haunted my dreams.
It only took me a year, but we have a bold rocking chair in Henry’s nursery. And it’s quite adorable. Why didn’t I do it sooner?
I actually started painting it with chalk paint that my mother-in-law bought for me in the color emperors’ silk. I ran out of my sample size of the color when I was half-done. Instead of getting more, I decided I didn’t really like the color anyhow. So, then, I hit it with some spray paint (and spray primed the areas that weren’t painted with chalk paint). I’ll eventually try chalk paint again for another project, but the glossy finish really makes me happy for the chair.
It fits quite nicely in the nursery. A nice little pop of red in the corner.
Yes, I think it turned out quite nicely.
A quick and easy little project. Perfect for springtime, when nothing is safe from me and a can of spray paint.