My friends, Bob and Kathye look for projects for me. And they found a doozy. A rocker with a broken arm. I’ll paraphrase what Bob said, Are you afraid to tackle furniture repair?
He told me what to do, drill a pilot hole and screw it together. No one was around when I started working on it and to do it I needed a second set of hands. So I did the next best thing, I glued the arm together and used the compressor and nail gun. I also had to glue in a furniture button in the back.
Filled it with wood filler, once it was dry I used the iron-on veneer to smooth out the seam. I sanded the break smooth and had to decide how to paint this. But I was so glad I listened to Bob’s advice, don’t be afraid to tackle furniture repair.
I think I mentioned this before but when I went to the Fancy Flea Market last spring I met Nancy of Poppie’s Paint Powder. Nancy gave me the product to try. You can see my first project using it here. This is not a sponsored post. I just want to share a product I really love. I love how it makes the furniture so smooth.
Look at this rocking chair I finished. Does it look like the same one? Using the instructions for mixing up a small amount, I made a custom color using 3 parts of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige and 1 part Sherwin Williams Marshmallow. I painted everything but the middle part of the chair. I have been dying to do a 2 tone something.
The first coat of paint went on so smooth and gives great coverage. I went back over sections for extra good coverage. The middle part got painted in Marshmallow. It looked too distracting so I added some Kilim Beige to have the color blend. Primer coat, right?
Once the rocking chair was painted I sanded it lightly but with Poppie’s Paint Powder you really don’t need to and I didn’t want to heavily distress it.
Do you stand back and look at your projects and tell yourself it is missing something? I did and it was. A stencil took care of that. I used a pouncer brush wrapped in a piece of paper towel (just to protect the brush) and gold metallic wax and stenciled the design on the front and back of the middle of the chair.
To make sure it wouldn’t smudge I used the Rust-oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat in the center part. And to protect the rest of the chair I waxed it with Daddy Van’s.
I am thrilled with the way the chair looks so don’t be afraid to tackle furniture repair. I’m glad I did.
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