While I was home visiting family, I had to refinish at least one piece of furniture! My mom and I used CeCe Caldwell paint to refinish two adorable pieces for her photography studio. After eating breakfast at Liberty Market in Gilbert, Arizona (my hometown), we strolled into one of the many adorable antique shops in downtown Gilbert. She found this antique child rocking chair for $25. Great find, right?
We headed over to the Rustic Hutch in Mesa and she picked out the cheery paint color Carolina Sun Yellow. After taking over my Grandpa’s impressive shop, we bought a sample size of Carolina Sun Yellow and we coated it once with the color. Then, we added some Vintage White to about half a sample size pot of Carolina Sun Yellow and mixed them together. Mom did a great job of sparingly painting on the mixed color over the solid Carolina Sun Yellow. Once it dried, I removed some of the top layer by wet distressing it. I distressed the edges down to the beautiful original wood color.
The original stain was gorgeous and the two-toned paint color really gives it a nice, worn, shabby chic feel. I can’t wait to see how my talented mother will photograph this cheery antique rocking chair!
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