I’m on a roll with the acquisition of Bentwood pieces. After my recent score of dining chairs I stumbled across a Bentwood rocker. Since I’ve been in the market for a reading chair for my daughter’s room I couldn’t resist dragging this girl home.
A little paint and wax and it’s the perfect addition for Young Miss.
I forgot to take a photo of the before but found this photo on the web and mine was exactly the same. Love the curves and the caning. Do NOT love the boring brown wood.
I used my trusty FrogTape to tape off the caning that met the parts I would paint. If you use a good tape it will seal the edge that you want to protect and I don’t think you need to bother covering off the rest of the seat. Unless you’re a sloppy painter and then you might want to go the extra mile.
Here’s my roundup of the goodies involved in the transformation. I had some leftover chalk paint but it was a bit too dark for this project so I added some white paint. Have you ever wondered if you could lighten your own chalk paint? Well, now you know…yes, you can. I l-l-love the finish that wax gives but I will say that it’s a pain to wax something curvy like this chair.
Don’t you just love how fun and girly it looks now?
This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.