This rocking chair project has been a longgggg time coming for us. Fun fact: this was the very first furniture purchase we ever made! Not so fun fact: that was about 9 months ago. I promise it’s not because we’re lazy, we just couldn’t fully decide on what we wanted to turn it into…
We knew we wanted to update the old finish, so we started with the basics as always: we sanded her down (holy moly it felt like it took months just to get those spindles!) primed what areas we wanted painted after finally deciding what to do, and picked out some paint, Behr’s Antique Tin.
We went through so many designs different stains, paints, textures, patterns, and finally decided on a mid-century modern look. We left the spindles and bottom their natural wood since the grain was so pretty, then painted the bottom spindles a dark gray and the seat/arm rests a lighter gray (just added some white paint to the Antique Tin for a custom color)!
After everything was painted we just applied a few coats of satin poly with a foam brush to protect the painted areas and natural wood from scratches or stains.
What do you think?
We’re so happy to have waited on the design decision to hit us for this rocking chair, but after such a long battle, we’re also glad to finally able to put down the paint brush! Bonus: she fits is perfect in our new guest room! We’ve already shown you the paint we chose, and the full room reveal will be coming later this week : )