So remember how I got this awesome rocking chair for free from my wonderful sister-in law?
To fix the seat I just measured the existing seat and cut out a piece of plywood (leftovers from our roof) and nailed it on. Instant seat!
Things I would do differently:
- Buy a better paint brush. It’s so annoying when the little brush hairs come out all over your chair. Ew.
- Lightly sand the rocking chair before painting, just to have a smoother surface. Usually, I sand before I paint, but I have come to *loathe* sanding. I thought the wood was in pretty good shape so I skipped it this time. Although it worked out okay, I think it would have been prettier sanded. Sigh. This means I have to go back to sanding.
- If you have something to fix–like the seat–fix the seat first and then paint. Ugh. I just can’t help myself. I love paint!!!
- Buy a really big cushion for the seat. Just because the seat is 17 inches across it doesn’t mean an 18 inch pillow is the best choice. Even if it is the cheapest and 50% off. Boo!