Monday, August 13, 2012

Updated Front Porch Rocking Chair

Happy Monday!  Hope your doing well....  I know I've said it before...but summer is just flying by.  We spent last weekend with friends cruising the sand dunes along Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.  We were able to drive our truck onto the dunes and explore the area.  I'm telling you, I've never seen anything like it.  There were dune buggies, jeeps, 4X4 trucks, 4-wheelers, and other off road vehicles cruising around these dunes.  These dunes look so serene and beautiful from across the lake and it's not until you get in the middle of them that it's another world.  My son was in his glory watching vehicles cruise up steep hills, jump the dunes, pop wheelies and etc. It was quite the experience...I have to say I was a tad bit nervous that we were going to get stuck or collide into another vehicle.  We camped near the dunes and had a great time.  My son absolutely loves camping....getting to sleep in a tent and spend every minute outside.  The weather was absolutely perfect....seventies and no bugs.  Just awesome!!!  Hope you enjoyed your weekend as well.

Anyways, I have a rocking chair make-over to share with you today.  I found this chair off of craig's list awhile back.  It has been sitting on my front porch for about a year now.  The finish has worn off and it's starting to look a bit ragged.  So, I decided that I would try and spruce it up.  Here's the before picture of it.


I gave her a cleaning and then sprayed a coat of primer and then a couple coats of yellow spray paint.  Here she is finished.  It took me awhile to get used to the bright yellow....but it does look better.  The color just pops from the road.



Have a wonderful week and make sure you soak up these last few weeks of summer......I know I will!!!

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50 comments:

  1. I love your choice of colour, yellow is so cheerful!

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    1. Thanks....I agree yellow is a happy color!

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  2. Love the color~I posted about my Yellow Chair redo today also. It is a bright and cheery color! I do like the pop that is gives your front porch.
    Sounds like your family had a fabulous time at the dunes.

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  3. love the new color makes the chair pop will be great for summer or fall

    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. so bright and fun! I have a black one that I am thinking needs a face lift. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really like it! It makes your wreath really pop :)

    New fan from http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sabrina...yes I agree...you notice the wreath more now.

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  6. Love it! I always shy away from such bold colours but it really is the perfect colour for this chair. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  7. What a nice splash of color! Love it! Thanks for sharing at my party!

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    1. I love COLOR!! If you don't like it...you can always change it...right??

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  8. Sounds like you had a great time camping!! Those dunes sound like heaps of fun!
    Love your brightly coloured chair too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes...great time camping!! Thanks for stopping in Jill!

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  9. Pretty!
    Isn't amazing what a little pop of color can do? :)

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  10. How fun! I love the bright color, it looks great! And I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to be in a bad mood while sitting in that chair :) I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-6/

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  11. I love the yellow! I would love for you to share it on my weekly linky party Blog Stalking Thursday. http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/08/blog-stalking-thursday-54.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite Katie...just linked up!

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  12. beautiful! i love that bright pop of yellow!

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  13. Love love love the color. I've been wanting to paint my porch rockers red. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. We'll be sure to check your blog out!! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I Love yellow chairs! So bright & cheerful :)

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  15. woow..that is a great colour......just LOVE it :)
    makes me Happy.....
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  16. What a glorious head turner. Talk about curb appeal, you definitely have that. Thanks so much for linking up this week.
    pr

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  17. LOVE IT!!! Such a BOLD awesome color!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  18. So much better. It went from meh to amazing!

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  19. Very nice. I love the improvement! I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess.com. Have a terrific week. Athena

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation! I LOVE the makeover to this rocking chair and wanted to let you know that I am featuring it at the link party!!
    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/08/thursdays-temptation-30-fabulous.html
    Jill

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature!!! Awesome!!

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  21. You already know how much I love this chair!! But I wanted to stop by and thank you for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week!

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  22. I have officially fallen in love with this chair. I love the bright yellow color! We will be featuring this at the party tomorrow! ^^)


    thanks for sharing this with us at the Crafty Saturday Party. I can't wait to see what you have for us this week.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie@to-sew-with-love.com

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  23. This is so darling I love the bright color! You were chosen to be our Blog of the Week at Ladybird Ln! I am going to show this off at the party tonight, and invite you to come guest post! I will put a button for you in my sidebar, if you have one!

    Thanks,
    Carlee and Alyssa
    www.ladybirdln.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature!!! Wow...I'm so honored!

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