DIY Children’s Hand Painted Rocking Chair: Part #1

I had the itch to go thrifting this weekend. Whenever I get that itch I usually find a pretty awesome score or two, any of my other thrifter’s know the feeling?

So, bright and early Saturday morning off to the thrift store I went. 

And, boy oh, boy look what I found close to 2 minutes after I walked in the door.

This perfect children's rocking chair.

This perfect children’s rocking chair.

My attention was drawn to it at the same exact moment that an elderly couple were admiring it. I contemplated hip checking the old man and tripping the old lady so that I could get my hands on it first (just kidding ….. maybe). 

Luckily, they admired and quickly went about their business rummaging through the .99 table.

I quickly moved in and snatched up my precious! The very first thing I thought of was the miniature wooden rocking chair that my grandmother had given to me as a child, now more than 30 years later my mother still has the chair in perfect condition at her home.

Just so happens that my niece’s first birthday is coming up in less than a week and I thought, what better gift for a first birthday than a personalized hand painted little rocking chair.

So, now I have my sketch of what I want it to look like, my spray paint, my acrylic paints and stencils and I’m hoping to be able to create a masterpiece in under 5 days.

I’ll be back in the next few days to keep you updated on my progress. Stay tuned!!

 

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