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Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker

Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker

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!

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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.

Materials list:

  1. Paint in Buttercream, Lemonade, Farmhouse Green, Mint Julep, Sea Glass, Savannah Mist, and Stormy Seas

Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker


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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!

Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker

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.

Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker

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.

Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker

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!


Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker
Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker
Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker
Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker
Color Blending on a Relaxing Rocker
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