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Monday, October 24, 2011

Burlap Rocker

This was my first attempt at upholstering a rocker that was originally pleather covered. I thought for $7.50, I’d give it a try.burlap rocker 10
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After I picked off about a bazillion tacks and nails, I used a burlap coffee bean bag to recover it.
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I had a sample of aqua paint (I already had) that just matched the color in the coffee bag, then I painted all the wood in Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint – of course, with supervision from my fur babies.
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The below pic was after sanding, but before the waxes.  Now I’ve learned that you can sand AFTER you wax…much easier!
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The final product – distressed and waxed!  Ready to sell!  I didn’t get the lines of the bags just right…but sold it anyway!  $95…yay!
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I loved how the distress wood came out!  The burlap was challenging, but I think it turned out great for my first time!
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  1. Looks that aqua peeking through...perfect touch :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  2. So funny. I have the same print saved for my first attempt. Mine migh be sitting longer though. This came out great!

  3. Jennifer, your chair turned out awesome! Love the burlap AND you did a bang up job on the paint finish too!


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