Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rocking Chair

About a year ago, Travis bought me a rocking chair. I’d had been asking for one for a long time and knew that I wanted one from a “naked” furniture shop. I never took a picture of just the rocking chair by itself, but you can see what it looked like in the picture.


The store we bought it from will stain the chair for you for an additional fee, but since we no longer lived in that town, we just bought the cans of stain and urethane, all the while saying that I could just stain it myself.

Fast forward 12 months and I have finally stained my rocking chair. I am so pleased with how it turned out.


Two coats of stain and three coats of urethane later, it’s finally ready to be “really” used! I actually liked the way it turned out so much that I’ve started sanding down an old chair that my mom gave Elizabeth. It was stained before, but it has now faded and the protective clear coat has been peeling for some time.

I’ll have to take pictures of the next project now that I have a small handle on what I’m doing! More than anything, I’m just happy to have one more project checked off of my list!


Karen said...

Good job! The chair looks great.

Sara said...

Thanks, Karen!