Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rockin A Little Yellow

If you've been following along, you know that I'm banishing the last remnants of dark pine from my life. I've had this rocker for thirty years. I think that's a long time to wait for a makeover, don't you agree?
 
 
I started with a light overall sanding with just a sanding sponge. Then I used two coats of General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint - no priming needed. And this comes already mixed in a can. It has a wonderful creamy consistency. It's not the powder that you mix with water.
 
 
I've used this color on a variety of projects and it's beautiful soft buttery yellow.
 
 
I distressed the edges lightly.
 
 
And finished up with two coats of Wipe-On Poly.
 
 
Oh, if only all painting projects could be so easy!
 
 
And this pretty yellow rocker has a temporary new home.
 
 
Did you already guess? She's in one of our rooms at the Decorator Show House. Here's a little peek at our reading corner.
 
 
 
After a flurry of activity, the house will be open and ready for tours on Friday. If you live in the area, hope you can come by for a visit!
 
 

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26 comments:

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

So cute! I may have to try a little of this yellow too! - Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the color- it makes it much less heavy!

The Far Fifty said...

So cute! I can't wait to see the whole house :)

Anne said...

What a sweet chair! Great color and makeover!
xx
Anne

Elise@growcreative said...

Nice chair! I'm loving the look of painted wood :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The rocker looks great in yellow! Can't wait to see your completed rooms.

the girlfriend gap said...

Love the chair and the quilt! wish I lived close enough to come.

Sarah Yoder said...

great color! looks fab!

Sandy said...

This is so perfect! I just LOVE this soft, buttery color! Thanks for the post and the name of the product!

Ali Richardson said...

That's the perfect buttery shade of yellow for that sweet spindly chair :)

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the yellow!! It looks great on the chair,
lauren

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

It just makes me want to burst out in song..."Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy..."

Doreen said...

I l.o.v.e. the creamy butter color you chose for the rocking chair. That's become one of my fave colors this year. I've just joined the painted furniture transformation club, and it's so much fun. If you have a moment, please do stop by and say hi at altered-artworks.blogspot.com.

Doreen

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That looks beautiful, Sharon! I hope to be able to come see your amazing work soon. Megan

{northern cottage} said...

what a pretty pretty yellow - this could set as a wonderful backdrop for lots of different pretty quilts or throw pillows etc. nice choice girlie!

Hetty said...

So much fun to paint a little chair - great color choice Sharon!

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Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I was rockin' a little yellow this week too with my upcycled chairs into a bench. I linked it up to your party and would love for you to join me on my blog hop!

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Leslie Harris said...

Sharon, what a lovely color yellow. So soft. And oh how I would love to go see the whole house. Wish I was closer. Keep sharing those photos,
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Chairs can be so difficult to paint and you did an awesome job. It's a great yellow (also hard to find!) Great job!!!


Anneke at www.thisthatandlife.com

Rebecca said...

oooh i love this! color makes everything better :)

Miss Tori said...

I must be a bit odd, but I do not like the distressed look. Love the color, and the quilt draped over the back.

Art and Sand said...

I love your yellow rocker. I too am slowly replacing the wood in my house and just about done.

Kim said...

I can't take it anymore! I have to see this decorator house ASAP! The yellow makes the chair so much less grim. Great transformation!
Kim@reposhture

Lynn Fetting said...

I have a rocker that is nearly identical to this one and it it's 26 years old. A gift from my parents for our first child. It needs some help desperately!i was thinking of painting it in chalk paint, is this milk paint a better choice? I'm all for when you don't have to prime, which seems to be the case with both types of paint. Thanks for your input!

Nikki Bui said...

Did you user satin or gloss wax on this beautiful chair? Also, how did you distressed ? was it with sandpaper or another paint? Thanks you inspired me to use milk paint for the first time ;)