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“.


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. esther 24. Januar 2012

    This chair looks great! love the aqua color!
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  3. Katie 24. September 2010

    Visiting from Better After, and just had to say how BEAUTIFUL this chair turned out!! Soo loving that color. Great job! :)

  4. Amy 23. April 2010

    Woohoo, nice job! And it really didn’t cost a lot of money!
    .-= Maartje´s last blog ..newest addition =-.

  5. Reyna 13. April 2010

    Love the new color! Not only is it one of my favorite colors – but it looks so great with the chair!
    .-= Reyna´s last blog ..Down East Basics ~ Spring Wardrobe Giveaway!! =-.

  6. frauheuberg 8. April 2010

    Hej lady, well done…really great job…;)…Ist doch toll, was man so alles aus alten Dingen machen kann…Have a great weekend…hugs…;)…
    .-= frauheuberg´s last blog ..A happy Easter weekend… =-.

  7. Jacqueline 8. April 2010

    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 =-.

  8. Maartje 8. April 2010

    Woohoo, nice job! And it really didn’t cost a lot of money!
    .-= Maartje´s last blog ..newest addition =-.

  9. Vicki 7. April 2010

    Love it and am totally inspired to make more use of beautiful blue! thanks! V x
    .-= Vicki´s last blog ..Simple Pleasures =-.

  10. Natalie 7. April 2010

    That color is awesome! Way to transform the corner!

  11. Piper 7. April 2010

    WOW!! looks awesome in the turquoise – what a difference! way to go :)
    .-= Piper´s last blog ..{inspired by boligliv} =-.

  12. Emily 7. April 2010

    That totally rocks!! Way to go lady!!!!

  13. manvi @ mochatini 7. April 2010

    looks great!
    .-= manvi @ mochatini´s last blog; more from leifsdottir =-.

  14. Suze 7. April 2010

    WOW! IT DOES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Well done Lou! Love it!
    .-= Suze´s last blog my "Top Fives" =-.

  15. Tina 7. April 2010

    Love it!!! The new print makes it sing!!!


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