Sunday, 26 August 2012

Duck Egg Blue Rocking Chair

Dear friends!

I am so excited to share with you this sweet chair 
I painted for my friend Sue!
Sue saw the potential on this baby when she saw it at the Olde Farmhouse Vintage Fair end of June!
Sue loves color, so she wanted it painted blue. First I gave it two coats of shellac, to avoid the problem I had with my mom's bed... Then I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White.
I gave it a nice coat of ASCP Duck Egg Blue. I distressed a bit, to show the white underneath.
This time instead of Annie Sloan clear wax, I tried 
Cece Caldwell Satin Finish. It is a hard finish that you apply with a foam brush. The look and feel is pretty much the same as the wax, but I did not have to buff afterwards! I gave it two coats. Now it needs to cure for a week. 
Here is a close up:
And here without the throw:
I wish I was back into sewing, to sew a beautiful pillow for it!

My next post will be my peachy dessert, step-by-step with instructions!!!
Hugs,
Claudine

I am so excited to share this project at:




Fridays Unfolded

19 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful Claudine!!!
    She must be thrilled?
    XOX

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    1. Dear Suzan!!! She hasn't seen it yet! I hope she likes it!
      I am so happy you came over!!!!
      Hugs,

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  2. Great makeover - I might have walked right by that beauty!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!!! I am surprised myself, LOL! I think she looks so much better now!!!
      Thank you for dropping by!

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  3. Your chair is so lovely. I love that color and you did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day, Connie :)

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    1. Dear Connie!!! I have to come over to your blog to see what you have been up to!
      I love the color, Sue was the one that chose, actually! I would probably have painted white... lol! Hugs,

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  4. Wow what an improvement. I love what you've done with it. I love anything that is blue.

    Carolyn
    PS thanks for your visit to my blog and hope you are well and happy.

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    1. Dear Carolyn!
      I am happy to be back home and doing my "normal" stuff, like reading my friends blogs, trying recipes and painting furniture!
      Thank you so much for coming over too! Yes, that would match with your "beachy" style!
      I am so glad I WROTE that, because with my accent, that would have sounded weird, LOL!!!
      Have a great week!

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  5. Looks fantastic. ASCP is good therapy for a lot of furniture pieces! Thanks for your kind comments over at Hodge Podge. Great to meet you and good luck with everything!

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    1. Thank you, Shauna! I know, it went from "drabby" to "sweet"!
      You are very welcome, I enjoyed reading your interview!
      I appreciate you coming over! Success to all of us!

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  6. Hi Claudine,

    I will need you to design me a dinning set soon:)

    Lots of luv,
    April

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    1. Welcome, April!
      Yes, it can be arranged!
      I will see you soon!
      Lots of love back to you!
      Claudine

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  7. I love the shape of this spindle chair, and the ASCP colour you've used is lovely!
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you so much, Victoria!
      My friend Sue gave it to her daughter, and she is using it in her baby's room!
      This chair is small, perfect for the room! I also love the shape, they have a name for it... bended cane or something like that?? It needed some love...
      Thank you so much for coming over and commenting!

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