Boy did this rocker look tired.
I'm not sure anyone would have helped him.
He's got cracks in the seat, and you can see the work someone went through on the underside to fix him.
He was dented and scratched and worn. But beautiful.
I often wonder what furniture like this chair has seen and experience and what lives it touched, or what lives touched it.
I remember the rocker I bought to rock my son in.
I hold a special place in my thoughts for rockers.
And the time spent in them.
Did the person decide on big steps, life changes, forged their future, reminisced about the past, nursed a new life....ooooh the memories it holds.
If only it could speak. Rewind it like a tape and listen in.
Life goes on and now this rocking chair needed a home. As a furniture painter I regularly get called from locals cleaning out family homes and need to find a place for all the extra furniture.
I said yes and purchased this rocker along with some other tired beauties.
Last night on Facebook live, I painted him. I knew his potential, taking him from tired to refreshed. Can you imagine him with a throw or a fun pillow? Can you imagine him in the corner next to a fireplace?
If you have a rocking chair or find one on your travels, even if he is old and seen better years, you can just add some paint and do wonderful things.
On this rocker I used our Junk Monkey Chalky Style Paint in the color "Olive You More". Nope, I didn't sand or strip or prime. Just grabbed a brush and went bananas. And I did it live on YouTube and Facebook.
*Video tutorial Below*
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