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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rebirth To An Old Chair


My neighbor has a bright 
Red Rocker 
 and I love it!



 After asking her if she would mind if 
I painted mine red, too . . .

and getting an okay . . .

I went to work.

Before

After . . .

and After, again :)

I really think that it is pretty.
What do you think?

Stay Happy
&
Keep Smiling.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

60 comments:

  1. Connie I love it! It goes perfect on your porch, the table and cushion and everything just looks so warm and welcoming! You have such a good eye and the talent for making things work.
    I've never used the spray paints, makes me want to give them a try as it looks so quick, albeit messy!
    Perfect for July 4th celebrations too!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hi Gill, there are certain things that spray paint works wonderful on, this chair was one of them. One of the best parts about it is that it dries very fast.
      Paint it and in a half hour you can be sitting on it :)

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  2. Love your red rocker. hugs......

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  3. love . . . love . . . love that chair

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    1. Hi Carol, it's just the pop of color that the porch needed. So happy that you love it :)

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  4. I love your freshly painted rocker. It's bright and cheerful and that's just what we need more of in our lives. Well done.
    Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne,
      The porch should be a happy place, right. I love my red rocker, too and I think it is a great invitation to sit a while and relax. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. A big improvement! P Allen Smith painted the chairs on his front porch a bright orange. I really love that look.

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    1. Hi Carla, I like the bright red, too . . . it just says, "come sit awhile with me"

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  6. I think it is very pretty red...love it!!
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, and thank you so much :)

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  7. Sweet Connie. I finally stained my front porch floor....wow...what a difference. Husband washed down the siding and floor...gosh was it ever dirty!! Took me an hour and a half, but I finished it....I will have before and after pictures also on my blog too...maybe in a couple of days. I am pooped though, you amaze me with all your energy :) Have a great rest of the weekend.

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    1. Hi Louise, I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing your freshened up front porch. There is always hard work involved in home projects, but the rewards are amazing :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Absolutely love red!!! It looks great!!

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    1. Thank you . . . it's my all time favorite color :)

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  9. It is gorgeous, and so is the table! They are perfect together!

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    1. Hi Ginny, thank you so much. Did you notice the red, white and blue candle . . . I found it at the Goodwill store :)

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  10. I am just swooning over your FRONT PORCH! The Red Rocker-- is just the icing on the cake for me. I like the little table and the feed sack cushions on the swing too!
    just so dern inviting!
    Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, Thank you. I found those old flour and sugar sacks at a yard sale maybe ten years ago. I always wanted to do something with them, then finally this idea came along. I love them, too :)

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    2. That just goes to show you-- our stash is called 'stash' for a reason! Now if I could just get my hubby to understand that. He calls my 'stash' -TRASH.
      Hmmmppphhh! ;) Pat

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    3. Well Pat, when we started to move I discovered just how much stash-trash that I had collected through the years. I had a yard sale with a price of $1 on everything and made $360 something dollars and still had a truck load to donate to the Senior Center. My brother-in-law crowned me the hoarder queen of the family, LOL. I had no idea.

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  11. Oh! I love it!! It is so pretty!!

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  12. Love it!!! But I love colour remember!!

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    1. Hi Sue, that red chair is just what my porch needed to jazz it up a notch . . . red is such a fun color. I am delighted that you love it :)

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  13. So bright and cheerful Connie. Well done!

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    1. HI Carolyn, thank you so much, I am so happy that you like it :)

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  14. Wow, you did a great job Connie! It's gorgeous! That must be one of the best places to,sit and enjoy....
    Love, Mirjam.

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    1. Thank you. We sat out there on the 4th of July and watched neighboring farms shooting there fireworks into the sky. It's a loving shady spot to sit in the afternoon, too. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet and encouraging words :)

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  15. Rock & Roll! Such a great jolt of color - it looks fantastic. You have the perfect place to sit back, relax, & enjoy. Jane

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    1. Thanks . . . I like the brightness, too . . . it just says, "Come sit a while" :)

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  16. Love how the rocking chair turned out; so cheerful!!!
    It looks great on your porch, and that blue porch floor really compliments the rocking chair.

    Hope you had a happy 4th.

    K.

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    1. Hi Kerin, and thank you so much. I wasn't sure about painting my porch blue . . . I wanted to, but every-time I said anything about it, my friends looked at me like I was crazy. Well, crazy or not, I'm loving it :) I think that they do too, now that they have seen it :)

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  17. That red colors just pops! Good choice of color. :-)

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    1. Good Morning Nancy, thank you I'm happy that you like my red chair . . . also thanks for stopping by and visiting :)

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  19. I love the red, really stands out.

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    1. Good Morning Becky, thank you, I love the red, too and was happy when my neighbor says . . . "of course, paint your chair red, too".

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  20. The new look is very beautiful! I love red! Feels like wanna have a sit on that chair. Happy week =)

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  21. I wish I had a lovely rocking chair like that on my deck. Looks great!

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    1. Good Morning Jill, Thank you . . . maybe you'll be heading to the store for a couple cans of spray paint :)

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    2. I think I will. I have a couple of cane chairs ...not rocking unfortunately....which would look much better with a coat of paint.

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  22. Your red rocker looks wonderful. I bet you spend some lovely days sitting in it. Reading back posts it's great to see your all packed up and ready to sell your old home. Good luck with that.
    Ali xx

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    1. Hi Ali, it is great to get a visit from you, it's been a while. I always get excited when I see your cute little bumble bee :) We are all moved . . . we did get tired of unpacking boxes and put a lot of stuff in the well house. I've been going through some of that this morning. It will take a while to get organized, but now that the house is ready to sell we can take our time. It was such a stress relief when we finally called the realtor and said, come sell this house for us, LOL

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  23. Love your red rocker!!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Thank you Kay, if you lived closer, I would invite you over to sit with me and sip lemonade, and of course the rocker would be your seat :)

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  24. So cute! I bet that the neighbors are thrilled that you moved in; you have to be bringing up the property values. Love your garden too.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, you are so sweet. They are thrilled, but no more than we are in having them as neighbors. We have known our new neighbors for many years; they are the best that anyone could ask for!

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  25. Oh Connie, I have missed so many posts! I want a red rocking chair....I love your country living!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I love this red chair . . . I had a smaller one that was this same style and I gave it to my neighbor. She is helping her granddaughter decorate an apartment for college. Her granddaughter wanted it orange and it turned out so cute. I hope they take photos of her apartment when it's done. Seems like bright happy colors are really a big hit with the younger folks.

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