Curbside Rocking Chair
|After: Rocking Chair Planter|
But it called to me. Every time I walked by on the way to get a tool or ShabbyGlam supplies, it spoke to me. I did love the shape of the chair and finally I decided that I just had to make something special from it. Here's how I turned this dumpster-destined rocker into a ShabbyGlam garden planter.
|Rustoleum Ultra Cover|
SANDING: Next, I sanded down the fronts of the rocker legs that looked like they had been chewed on.
|Chewed up rocker legs|
took some sanding.
|Sanded the chewed up |
rocker legs until smooth.
|Formerly jagged rocker|
legs after sanding.
I should let you know that this isn't a perfect science. When I was done whitewashing, I decided it was too white and color-washed with a squash color over the top. This turned out beautiful!
STENCILING: I decided the back needed a little more character, so I decided to pull out an old stencil that I used a few years ago on a wall in my entryway.
|Whitewashed Rocking Chair |
- How to Whitewash Furniture.
|Prepping for stencil.|
|Rocking chair after stenciling.|
DISTRESSING: Now I moved on to distressing the chair to make it look as old as it actually is. This is the easy part - just sand it down until it looks old! I also sanded over the stenciled section to make sure it looked like it had been there for years.
|Sanding the edges for a worn look.|
|Distressing the rocker by sanding the edges.|
|Applied 2 coats of|
Rustoleum Ultra Cover Clear Gloss.
PLANTING: Hubs picked up the perfect sized planter, and I painted it to make it blend with the chair. I planted some spreading flowering plants so that eventually they'll grow over the sides of the rocker and cascade toward the ground.
FINISHING: Finally, I dropped the planter inside the rocker, and placed it near my shed as a focal point in the back yard.
|Finished Rocking Chair Planter in my backyard. Next project is a back yard firepit among the rocks!|