Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rocker Gets A Facelift

A few days ago I was able to attend a Tag Sale that was hosted by a blogger friend, Sharon and her friend of Elizabeth & Co.

I bought this little rocker for my daughter for approximately $25. I liked the look of the little chair and thought it was something she would love.  Here is the chair at the Tag Sale and with Wynn after she saw me come through the door with it.



It had some serious rust, so I began with my drill and brush accessory to get some of it off.  Sorry for the dark picture. I was in my garage working on this around 10 last night. I couldn't wait to get it done.


I spent approximately thirty minutes or so getting the big sections of rust off the chair.  
I then went to Lowe's today and bought some spray paint in a color called Golden Maize by Valspar. I asked Wynn what color she wanted and she said yellow. This was the best yellow color that I could find in stock today.  It was a beautiful day here in Maryland, so I was excited to get outside and get started.




I can't wait for Wynn to wake up from her nap to check out the new rocker. It is going to look good on the new deck that we are in the process of building.  Thanks for stopping by!! All together this project cost around $30. 

Megan


44 comments:

  1. So precious; perfect color for spring!
    Nancy

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  2. I am a huge fan of yellow, so I just love it! So perfect for rocking away on the new deck! Again, it was so much fun to actually get to talk in person. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon!

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  3. I so need one of those for my new front porch. Hopefully I'll get lucky and run across one. That color is great she is gonna love it!

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  4. How adorable is that?! I love these chairs -- didn't even know they made them for 'little' people -- great color choice!

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  5. How cute, and your little one is adorable too! I'm sure she's in love with her new chair.

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

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  6. That is so sweet! My Granny Bonner had one, adult size, of course! I loved it. Wish I had it back now! I hope she gets lots of enjoyment rocking her dolls and such!!

    ~joy!
    Vicky @ sleeping in an unmade bed

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  7. That looks so sweet! Love the color too! Nice job!

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  8. I love these vintage metal patio chairs and it is especially wonderful in a rocking child size version! Wonderful transformation!

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  9. How fabulous is this. I wish I still had my grandparents chairs like these. They look so nice with a new fresh life added with paint. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  10. I love children's vintage chairs and yours is no exception. Looks so bright and cheery for spring!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
    Mary Alice

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  11. I love the yellow. It's so bright and cheery.

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  12. That little chair is too cute and so is your little Wynn! I know she is going to love having her own little rocker on the porch. Have a great week.
    Peggy
    pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great project! Your daughter picked a lovely color.

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  14. My aunt just refinished a large one of these. You did a great job! Just stopping by from Not You Ordinary Show & Tell Link Party!
    -Melissa
    There's No Place Like Home

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  15. Lovely makeover!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. lovely The yellow color is such a happy one

    - KAT -

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  17. I love this chair and the love you had to put into it... that had to be a lot of work getting all that rust off.. I adore the yellow you painted it ... it looks so cute.. you don't find chairs like that much these days... a great find and a great rehab on it... just love it.

    Carri

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  18. that's a great find--the yellow makes it feel so springy! thanks for linking up.

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  19. it looks adorable!!! i love the sunny yellow- it's such a happy little chair!

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  20. What a great makeover! Love the yellow color, perfect for this time of year! I'm your newest GFC follower!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  21. How cute! I love little chairs like this one! The new color is perfect!

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  22. What a cute little chair. Yellow is just the happiest color. Perfect for a little girl!

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  23. Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!
    Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-time-again.html

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  24. Cute! I love the transformation! Thanks for sharing at the naturally-nifty party!

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  25. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your project to Mauvin' Monday! When you get a chance, don't forget to stop by and share your Twitter account on the new Tweet Leap!

    http://www.vintagemauve.com/2012/05/01/its-a-tweet-leap-and-referral-love-too/

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  26. Wow, that's too cute! What a great deal, and then you got out there and got it done. That's fantastic. I hope your daughter enjoys it. I have a feeling you definitely will!

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  27. love the vintage yellow you knocked it out of the park! Julia at sweetserendipity23.blogspot.com

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  28. What an awesome Rocker! Fabulous find. LOVE color change!

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  29. Nice job!! The rocker looks great!!

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime. It's nice to read about what you've been up to!

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  30. Your metal rocker is adorable and so is your little Wynn! I just recently purchased a little child's metal rocker at a flea market. So you live you Maryland....so do I! I've enjoyed my visit here and I'm one of your newest follower. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  31. Hi Megan! I'm so dating myself by saying this, but I remember those chairs from our summers at the lake back in the 60's. We'd fight over the different colors and my favorites were yellow and green. Your darling Wynn must be over the moon with her sunny new treasure! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! ~Mary

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  32. Such a pretty makeover! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  33. Loving the color change! I am visiting from the catch a glimpse link party and I am a new follower! I blog over at http://garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ Check us out when you get a chance!

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  34. It's amazing what some paint can do right!? Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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  35. Oh I love these chairs and how you brought it back to life! Stopping by from Southern Lovely Show and Share :-)

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  36. Very pretty rocker. Love that particular yellow shade. I think somebody is going to be very happy when she gets up, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  37. What a beautiful color that you chose! The chair looks great! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  38. I love the color. I try to let Riley pick out the color for things too. I have a way of swaying her towards colors that work. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  39. So adorable! What a little paint won't do? Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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  40. What a wonderful find and an perfect restoration!

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  41. I love this. I have been stalking our local Craigslist for a metal glider for our front yard and this inspires me for once I finally track one down. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  42. Thanks for linking up to the Piece of Cake Linky Party! Great way to upcycle! Thanks for sharing.

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