I found this vintage cane back rocking chair at a thrift store for $10! ? It was even at the overpriced thrift store that I frequent. One time there was a tattered southwestern sofa there for 2,000. I mean, what are you thinking!? I don’t know who prices their items or what they are smoking while they do. I guess some thrift stores think everything is worth 1,000,000. ? Well, I’m glad I found this and that it needed a little work which is why it was so budget friendly. ??
Here is the before of my chair:
I painted it with chalk paint…White Dove Benjamin Moore color matched to Behr paint and then distressed it. I used an electric paint sprayer, which saved so much time, and then sanded it for distressing with my electric sander.
My chalk paint recipe is at the bottom of my last post of my kitchen cabinet painting project. I always make sure that I distress only in the areas that look like it would naturally distress there. Areas that are sticking out a little more in certain areas are areas that that look more naturally distressed. Distressed areas in the center of the piece make the distressing look less natural. I used the seat board that came with the chair and stapled on batting and some thick linen fabric that I had on hand. All I have to do is screw the seat into the chair base but I couldn’t wait to show you.
I am so in love with this chair!!! I’m going to have to keep it around for a while. ?
Thanks for stopping by to check out my before and after! I hope that I have inspired you to complete your own DIY project. ?