This Stars and Stripes Rocker makeover was such a fun project! It did take a little more time than I thought it would, but once I was finished with it, I loved how it turned out. It’s a great way to display some Red, White, and Blue!
Stars and Stripes Rocker Makeover for Patriotic Holidays
I’ve had this child’s rocker for years and years. It’s been painted various colors over the years. My children all used it when they were little and then it was stored away for a long time. At one point, I had it in a guest bedroom with a doll sitting in it. I was told that was kind of creepy, so it didn’t stay there long. It’s one of those items that I didn’t want to get rid of, but it needed a makeover.
Supplies Used for Stars and Stripes Rocker Makeover for Patriotic Holidays
- Child’s Rocking Chair
- Red, White, and Blue Paint
- Wood Craft Stars
- Wood Glue
- Painter’s Tape
- Spray Protective Finish
This year, I got it out of storage and decided to give it a patriotic makeover. I began by spray painting it white using Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint.
I taped off parts of it and gave the exposed parts a coat of red paint.
After I brought it back inside, I decided I wasn’t thrilled with the look. I used tape again to try a few different looks. This was the time consuming part of the project. I used Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in Flag Red and Deep Navy.
A few wood craft stars were painted blue and white. They are attached using wood glue. I glued three of the stars to the top.
Then, I added three more to the front of the chair.
After painting and repainting, I was pleased with its look. I gave it a coat of Minwax Polycrylic Protective Spray Finish to protect the paint before placing it outdoors.
The finishing touch was to add an Uncle Sam wooden figurine nutcracker to it. It’s glued to the seat of the chair. I think this is a fun way to show off some red, white, and blue in our yard.
After all these years, it’s great to have found a fun use for this little rocking chair again.
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Stars and Stripes Rocking Chair Makeover