New rocking chair that definitely rocks!

I have a week off and a to do list that has no end. Actually not feeling 100% well already there are some things that I really wanted to get done and one thing was: paint the chair! It’s an Ikea Lillberg rocking chair that I bought on ebay one year ago when we moved into our huge appartment. Instead of 99 Euro I got it for 7 Euro so that was quite a bargain. I just bought it because we both don’t have so much furniture and the living room had an empty spot where the chair fit very well.

Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2010 (15-5519) I went to the Baumarkt (uhm…something similar to Home Depot) where you can have all kinds of colors mixed. Either for the walls or for wood. I chose a bright turquoise that is close to the Pantone color. On the picture it’s the one in the middle and called “Guadeloupe”.

paint

The rest was quite easy. This was the chair before

chair before

And this is how he looks now. I must admit…I’m in love; puts me in a good mood.

chair after

In addition I bought some fabric to sew new pillow covers so that it looks all fresh now.

This was my first DIY furniture redecoration and will not be the last. This whole action was pretty darn cheap:

Ikea rocking chair: 7 Euro

Paint: 9 Euro

Fabric: 8 Euro

Total: 24 Euro

And I think it DOES make a difference.

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  2. WOW WOW WOW! That chair looks gorgeous after the makeover! I love that bright turquoise and that gorgeous fabric. You are soo soo very inspiring and talented! Hope you are enjoying your week off and that you will be feeling 100% again. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!
    .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Out of the city =-.

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