A new Rocking Chair{Chase the Star}


Hey there CSI readers!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star and I’m thrilled to share my Rocking Chair Up-cycle tutorial with you today! 

Recently my friend asked me to breathe a little ‘life’ into her dilapidated rocking chair.  She’d kept it in her back yard for a few years, where it got rained on and just beat down by the elements.


Even one of its legs had come undone; this one needed some major surgery to bring it back to the land of the living.

Oh yeah, I was so up or this challenge, BRING IT ON!


Here’s a quick recap on how this ugly duckling became a beautiful swan!

1.  This chair had a lot of weather damage, so I had to sand it down with an orbital sander, and then go over the smaller nooks and crannies by hand.



2.  Once it was sanded down as much as possible, I used Zinsser Cover Stain as a primer.




3. Once the primer was dry, I rolled on the paint, and used a brush in the hard to reach corners.  I chose a pale blue, ‘Prelude’ by Behr, to give it a fresh look!


4.  As a last step I sprayed a few coats of exterior semi-gloss polyurethane over the entire piece.

Back to life!

This took the better part of a day to completely overhaul, but my bestie was so happy with her newly rockin’ rocking chair!  It made all the work totally worth it!

There you have it folks–hope you liked it!  Come see me at Chase the Star soon!


I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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