Saturday, July 23, 2011

~ A Vintage Style, Child's Chair Makeover ~ Painted Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

Sometimes my to-do list has so many little projects that get put off so I can get a big one done. But those little projects sure add up and they begin to accumulate. Does this happen to you?

So this week, it was time to do just one little paint makeover. And this was it, a small, child size wood rocker. (I'm noting that I used chalk paint because the colors can look different when you see them on different sites. This Old White, which is a lovely aged white.)

I designed it after some simple, vintage chairs, and Sweet Husband and I made it for our daughter when she was about 2 or so. Over the years she and I have gone through all her childhood things and donated most of her stuffed animals, books and furniture. When she was in her teens or getting ready to go to college it seemed like a good idea. I'm glad we saved a few things.

The chair had been stained originally, then painted black about 15 years ago. I started painting with blue paint for it to peek through after distressing. I didn't like the technique for this particular application. Instead the simple, Old White looked perfect.

During the holidays, there are lots of ways to use the chair for a display space. But right now, this was the simple solution for a picture. A small stack of antique books from the mid 1800's tied up with a bit of vintage lace and antique Mary medal.

Now if you are giggling to yourself about how long a few old books and lace would last this close to the ground in your house with small children or a dog, I understand. I realized it after I took the picture that Cody Pup could have a ball if this was left as you see it.

See Y'All Soon~
Lots of fun with paint & furniture here:

Miss Mustard Seed, Furniture Friday


My Romantic Home, Show & Tell Friday


  1. I am so glad you saved that chair is just too precious to give away! I love it-the pure white is lovely! xo Diana

  2. The chair looks beautiful! I think the white is probably the perfect color for it.


  3. You've reminded me of a child size rocker I have in our attic that I had gotten for our son when he was a toddler, Donna. I had been thinking of getting it out and painting it {maybe adding a wood embellishment to the back}, but then it got too hot to go in the attic! I love it in the Old White and thought to go the same way. Update it for the granddaughter and make it pretty.

  4. What an adorable chair! I love how you accessorized it with the books & ribbon.
    Thank you for your kind visit recently. You've got a great blog here.
    - Susan

  5. I saved the rocker I had when my kids were little. I hope to dig it out if I ever have any grandchildren...which isn't happening very soon. Great paint job. That's my favorite AS color so far. Have a great weekend!

  6. Beautiful in white, and a great place to display. I love it.

  7. That is the sweetest little chair! And I love the white. Perfect~

  8. What a beauty in white! Elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Ooooohhh how precious and PERFECT!!

  10. Hi Donna,

    It's a very sweet looking rocker.
    With wonderful memories!

    I love it painted white.


  11. What a gorgeous chair! I love it painted white, so crisp and clean. Nicely done :)

  12. Your chair looks so amazing. I love the books with the lace, but I know what you mean about how long would it last.

  13. Hello
    The chair is darling in white... I ordered some chalk paint but it has taken a while to get it. I have projects lined up now

  14. This Annie Sloan paint is getting quite a following Love the books photo - wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your's!

  15. Dear Donna,
    It's always a pleasure to see what you have recreated!! Your daughter must be pleased too. One day she might need that little rocker for her little ones~ Also, it's great that you have so many projects going!! It's a great gift, don't you think?


  16. What a cute little piece. I love how simple, yet elegant it is!

    Would love to have you stop by and link up to my weekly Chalk Paint Link Party


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