Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - New To Me


A couple months ago I found a child's rocking chair by the side of the road for free. It was filthy and needed to be put back together (the seat was off the base). I finally cleaned it up and put it back together on Sunday. I LOVE the blue color of it, but it needs to be repainted. I am torn between paining it the turquoise I used in my son's room or white. What do you think?


36 Sweet Comments:

Ooty said...

It looks beautiful (well especially when your gorgeous little on top of it =0)) But I would just give it a real good clean and glaze it because it is so lovely as it is!!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Same here, I would get the fine sandpaper out, and sand off more paint on the edges to make it even shabber, then if you want gloss varnish and get a ikkle cushion to place on it. Kx

Kimberly said...

Strike a pose! :) I'm going to agree with the others. I really like the chair as is. But if it doesn't match your decor, I'd go for white. :)

blueviolet said...

I can't believe someone threw that out! She looks adorable in the picture!

The Momma said...

Love that blue, but if you must change it go for white!

Auntie E said...

she has such a great pose. Great find.Happy WW

Leonard Family said...

Awesome find! Your lil girl is so cute and look at her ham it up for the camera! I think it looks good the way it is but if you're gonna repaint I'd go with white.

Jingle said...

That is a great little chair! I think I'd go with the white. That way if you want to add a fun cushion you can do whatever you want!

My2Gs said...

What a cutie pie!

Jennifer said...

Oh my, what a beautiful photograph!

New England Girl said...

Your little girl is such a cutie! I vote for turquoise... I think it'd look wonderful on this little find!

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

What an awesome find!!

I would do white, with maybe something done in the turquoise across the top of the chair...

LoveMy2Dogs said...

That is picture perfect! I happen to love it just the way it is, it has history.

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Nichol said...

What a beautiful photo. I would paint it white!

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Tiaras said...

I think it would be cool white with the light blue showing through underneath if sanded down a bit

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I would agree to leave the chair as is and just coat it. It's darling.

giggling kids said...

That is so cute.
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Marie said...

What a cute photo! :-)

I'd probably go with white since then you can move it around and use it anywhere you want/need to.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Cute picture! I'd go with turqouise for the paint. :)


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Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

She is so darned cute! Great find on the rocking chair too. I think a White would be perfect!

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

I like the white better personally but its cute no matter what color!

Your girl is so darn baby model cute! You make me want to try for a fourth time to get a girl :0

Shelly said...

Adorable picture!
the vote seems to be leaning toward the White. But the I am going to be the 1 lonely vote for turquoise!

But either would look good!

Julie@Momspective said...

Hmmm....I'd maybe strip it down to the wood and make it natural. Actually, knowing me, I wouldn't change it at all lol.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Melanie! I really like the idea of sanding off some more of this pretty blue along the edges to make it shabby, abd then maybe across the back, paint some sweet little flowers, or get some of the decoupage ones at the craft store. Then a couple of nice coats of matt varnish should finish it off. Don't forget to put that adorable little doll back on there when it's all done!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

What an adorable picture and a great little find. I would go with the turquoise only because white is so "common". I think turquoise will make it pop!

Sarah said...

You can't beat free, what a great find! If I painted it, I'd go with white, then you can put it anywhere.

Felicia said...

It' the best to find things like this!

Muthering Heights said...

It's adorable! What a great find!

serline said...

Maybe paint it white with some designs on it in turquoise?

Jessica Cangiano said...

That story is so sweetly precious and strickingly similar to one from my own life. When I was just a couple of years old or so, my grandpa pulled into a gas station one day and spied a rather worn out child's size rocking horse in the back of a man's truck. He struck up a conversation with the fellow who said he was en route to the dump. Figuring the chair was as a good as gone already, he asked the man if he could have it and moment later walked off with a well-loved, but still salvageable chair that he took home, sanded, painted white and gave to me. It was a cherished plaything throughout my entire childhood, as I hope the same will be true for this chair and your little one.

Thank you sweetly for your lovely comment, I hope you're having a beautiful week,
♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

I would totally distress it and leave as is. It's gorgeous!

JamericanSpice said...

What a perfect photo!

I say turquoise :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I say turquoise : ) but it will be adorable no matter what you decide! Don't you just LOVE finding a treasure for FREE!

Dee said...

I love it as is, but I'd probably paint it white! LOVE that picture!

BK said...

I will choose turquoise.

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