dried lavender rocker

This sweet rocking chair is looking for a new little girl to love it!

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

It started out with a bit of an orangey finish.  That had to be remedied.

rocking chair before

I imagined giving it a bright new paint job along with a story.  Perhaps it was passed down between siblings with an updated coat of paint in between.  And now, due to wear, the layers are starting to peek through.

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

So I started with a mix of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Eulalie’s sky lightened with some grainsack.  I mixed that with the bonding agent and applied the first coat.

eulalies sky + grainsack

Next, I liberally rubbed the wax puck across the seat, arms and back to create a resist for the 2nd coat.

wax pucks

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

The next coat I applied was dried lavender milk paint.  I gave it a good sanding and distressing to reveal the layers of color beneath.  It came out quite girly and I like it!

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

I sealed it all in with a tiny bit of antiquing wax on the high points and furniture wax on the rest.

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

Do you love the little throw pillow?  It is the perfect size for this petite rocking chair.

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

My friend found a bunch of vintage sugar sacks and gave me one.  Lucky for me, I have a husband that sews!  I stuffed it and he stitched the top so now we have a new tiny throw pillow out of this old fabric!  I love the graphics.

Vintage Sugar Sack Pillow - Dried Lavender Rocking Chair

The chair is for sale but the pillow is not!

Dried Lavender Rocking Chair by Circa Dee - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

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