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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blood, Sweat and tears!

That is what I feel like after doing one chair!
Now I know why I love spray paint so much. It is way easier to paint a  rocking chair with  a can opposed to a brush and roller. So many nooks and crannies.

These rockers were purchased many moons ago, and were originally oak.
I then spray painted them black, and lightly distressed them, that was  few years back BB (before blogging)
This year our front porch is getting a mini makeover.
I always change out per season, but this year I wanted a dramatic difference.
I am not sure the direction I will be going, however, I did know how I wanted
to redo the rockers.
So I sought out my color...
and decided I would start today.

I sanded the heck out of these chairs after the paint dried.
Tomorrow I will be working on the other chair.
 I wanted a change and had to start somewhere.
The hat is not staying, I only threw that on there for special effects.
 This was last summer.
I would love some ideas.
We love country rustic, Spanish, Old world decor...
If I can incorporate a little of each, I would be happy.
I want to replace the cross too with something else...
Thanks so much!
And let's not forget on March 25th color my World party..spray paint ONLY!

Newbie party still going on
And a special giveaway
Joining Kim for WOW us Wednesday
Swing into Spring party 
Power of paint 
Miss Mustard seed 

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Blogger said...

Debbie...I LOVE the rockers!!! Its HARD work, sanding! BLAH! I am kinda seeing a wrought iron wall planter with some pretty ivy or Fern...whatever you do it will be gorgeous!


March 8, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your chairs look great painted red. I love the change! Did you see the San Antonio inspired backyard that Jamie Durrie designed on HGTV a few days ago. If you didn't, here's the link. It might give you a little inspiration.

March 8, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks Good Deb!! I love the cross but if your ready for a change what about a long iron planter that you could fill with fresh annuals.

March 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Love the pop of color on your chairs. What a lot of work! Personally, I will miss the hat!;>) I think you need something between the chairs to "anchor" them....a rustic table of some kind maybe...or a big basket of ferns...a runner rug echoing your colors along in front of the rockers would look great too. okay.I'm done spending your money~ xxoo Diana

March 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

FUN color, Debbie! I was just looking at our black rockers yesterday, noticing how some of the paint had chipped away. I might have to pull out the spray paint! Now, I'm going to have to spray them apple green or teal blue so that I can participate at your party. LOL. I love the color you chose! I know the finished product will look fabulous! Becca

March 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

Love the color!! Wishing that I was sitting there in that sunshine.. : )At 1st I was sure we were going to see what you did with the mystery Mediteranean from yesterdays's post.
And Love the smoke stand... I collect those... don't know why, just have always liked them.

March 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

Love the way the color brightens up the brick. Beautiful.

March 8, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I love rockers on the porch! I haven't painted any, and don't know that I want to take that on...looks like alot of hard work. You do such an excellent job!!!

March 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm still wondering where your post went from this morning! Any who....I like the orangey color with your brick or maybe more on the red side! Hope you've had a good day! Life sure can be complicated! HUGS! ♥♥♥

March 8, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The new color looks great. Great distressing.

March 8, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, they look so good gotta see the whole porch.


March 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You are unstoppable with all you wonderful project ideas! Keep them coming. I've been thinking of what I'm going to do for the party.... hope something comes to mine...SOON!

March 8, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Oona Johnson said...

Oh, the color is fun! It definitely fits with your "Spanish, old-world" vibe.

We have a store here in St. Louis called Gringo Jones. It's a Mexican Imports store and they have tons of amazing, authentic decor for your home and garden. Maybe if you have a similar store you could take a spin through for some inspiration!

I think the cross works well with the theme you're going for, especially in the blue.

March 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh gosh, I saw your black rocker and thought you had just painted those black (like the ones on the new Pottery Barn cover) and I LOVE, LOVE BLACK furniture. So, those black rockers were... well, rockin' my world. But, then I saw your rocker transformation and it's just as amazing, esp. with the cowboy hat... that's a keeper!

March 8, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Love the new color rockin' on those chairs! get it? *grin*
How do you find the time, girl? I have to put on my thinking cap for your par-tay. I am not a big painter... but I will ponder on it! ~ Sue

March 8, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I love the look of the looks really aged and rustic. I think a table in between them would be great!


March 8, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I love that you love color so much 'cause I do too! I hope to join your color party...if the weather holds and I can get outside and spray something.

The rockers look great! There is a local farmer's market here that carries such fun & colorful things for spring/summer. Large frogs, suns, etc., that are so bright & fun! Perhaps something like that would look great?

Not sure what's going on with Blogger lately...I'm having lots of problems and really haven't posted much simply due to frustration. Good luck with your posts!


March 8, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your front porch. I'm sure it will be great. Thanks for linking up.

March 8, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your porch I am sure it will be fabulous!! The rocker looks great.

March 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Those are great chairs Debbie!!
Just think I painted 6 of them with a brush!!! Oh you are smart to have thought of spray paint!!

I like the first bloggers comment about some wrought that on a porch or anywhere outside!!

Pamela xo

March 8, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

I love the color you picked, Debbie and you did a great job with the distressing. Is it salmon?...Christine

March 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

They look great! I feel your pain! I recently redid three barstools for my Mom and it was torture! But they look so good! I did, however, use spray paint for my front porch chair! =) Good job!!

March 8, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie, Hello,I love the old look of the chairs in black, the new look is awesome too, but you must have got a burst of energy!! Still wish you were my neighbour. God bless you, glad you medical stuff work out well!!

March 8, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the new color of your rocker!
Such a fun color!

March 8, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, girl, you make me tired! :) Your rockers looks wonderful! You are so good and the color looks wonderful with your bricks! Love the floor too!
No wonder you're so slim and trim ~ you never stop! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

March 8, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks beautiful...such a nice place to relax and watch the world go by...

March 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

I agree with Donnie--the color of those chairs really brings out the subtle color of the brick. Overall it's a very warm effect. Gets me thinking of summer in spite of our snowstorm yesterday! You are crazy creative! Wish I had your originality.

March 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, hats off to you, I would never try to use a paint brush on those chairs...I am a spry paint kind of girls for sure, I wish we had more spray paint color choices! Your chairs look great!


March 8, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The chairs looking too good I like it very much and want to say that, If we do our work our self so its very nice because It gives us a pleasure and we feel so happy.
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Thank you for sharing.

March 9, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie~Wowsers!!- these rocking chairs look amazing!! I love the new color- LOVE IT!!! It is a fantastic pop of color and can't wait to see the rest of your porch makeover!! :)

March 9, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

This looks so cool! And, o, I feel your pain with the painting with brushes and rolles. I am trying to wean myself off of spray paint a liitle, too, but it is just so much quicker and easier..

March 9, 2011 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Great color and I love the way you distress it to. You got to keep that cowboy hat and paint the smoke stand to match! I know you will find something amazing to hang on the brick wall. Can't wait to see the results. Don't work to hard on that other rocking chair tomorrow. Hugs, Vicky

March 9, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful job and beautiful color!

March 9, 2011 at 2:38 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I love those rocking chairs. Takes me back to my childhood, I don't think I have seen any around here since then.
Thanks for the party, it is my first time to link up here, and I am so glad to be part of it.

March 9, 2011 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Happy Wednesday!!
Debbie, the rocker looks FABULOUS! You really are great with ditressing pieces, it looks amazing! I adore your porch. Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

March 9, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the new color and spray painting is the only way to go with doing chairs of any kind! Also love the distressing you did on it! I love the cross, what about painting it a new fun color?
Always love what you first I thought I couldn't join your color party coming up but then thought of doing something for outside so I'll be there:)


March 9, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

I like the color of your choice, and I think it's beautiful for the summer.

March 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

You are such an inspiration Debbie! I love the chairs and can't wait to see how you change the porch this year. Your sunshine hitting the porch looks beautiful! You get a big pat on the back for hosting the newbie party and accomplishing so many projects already this year!! I am going to get thinking on the spray paint party!hugs, Cathy

March 9, 2011 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

Love the color... you did an amazing job, the distressing is perfect!

March 9, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love the new color! I think the rockers are really going to pop against your house & I bet they'll show up beautifully from the street. You did a great job distressing too!

March 9, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the rocker! My mom did something similar recently in a canary yellow.
I am now following you and linked up!
Changing Lanes - www.amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot

March 9, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Debbie the chairs are awesome! Love the bright pop of color. A water feature of some sort would be amazing on that wall. I know you'll "Debbiedoo" something fantastic. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

March 9, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

Debbie they look really wonderful. I love that warm orange for summer. I like the distressing. Very nice.

March 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I am not sure how accurate the color I am seeing is but I think something terra cotta would look great with the chairs...and I like Kara's idea of something green - a plant of some sort.

I'll take the cross if you are getting rid of it. ;0

March 9, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

I can't wait to see what you decide about the chairs, Debbie. Darnit! I need to find something to spray paint...and fast!!! What a great idea for a linky party. You are so much fun, Debbie. Want to move to Alabama and be my neighbor and friend???

Ricki Jill

March 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I do love the color you used. Is it a flat paint? I could see some wrought iron pieces on your porch maybe with a small outdoor throw rug. No spray painting here today. It is pouring!

March 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Ooh I love the red! Looks amazing!

March 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

Just wondering -- Does your husband "get" your style? It took awhile for my husband to understand and like the distressing but when I glaze something, forget it! It's always the same look on his face and response, "looks like it needs another coat!" He just doesn't get it!

March 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!! Love the color. Also love how you distressed down to the wood, not just to the black. Adds so much more dimension.

I have no recommendation for the porch, but can't wait to see what you come up with!

March 12, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

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