This rocking chair was a gift to a friend, and on her wedding no less! It was in flawless condition when I got it, no pressure right?? Though the spindles add a level of difficulty, I think it is ready for some color blending!
Friends never get a good deal, they wait the absolute longest for their projects, I feel guilty every time. If I need to bump my calendar, friends pieces get delayed first, and again, and again.
Paint in Buttercream, Lemonade, Farmhouse Green, Mint Julep, Sea Glass, Savannah Mist, and Stormy Seas
The finish on this chair was fairly glossy, so I started with a base of gripping primer. I know this stuff works, because if you don't clean your lid afterwards, that container WILL NOT budge. Even my husband mangles it a bit to get open. The usual bang on the garage floor doesn't work, definitely a GRIPPING primer!
I did my first coat on video. The first coat is always just laying colors on, somewhat blended, but not perfectly, just a base coat.
In this case, I looked at the base coat afterwards and decided to change it a bit. I wanted to tone the colors down, particularly the green, so it had a more serene feel, like a reading in the sunlight through the window or rocking a baby to sleep kinda chair.
Removing the Limeade, going heavier on the Buttercream, and using the new Farmhouse Green was the answer! I also cleaned up the transitions on my second coat.
Starting from the top I used Buttercream, fading into Lemonade, then Farmhouse Green into Mint Julep, Sea Glass into Savannah Mist and a touch or Stormy Seas on the feet.
Finished off with a few coats of Satin clear coat applied with an application sponge, adds durability.
Those spindles are a bear to paint and top coat, but look pretty darn good with the smooth transition of this color bend!