Before & After: Rocking Chair Revamp

Remember that rocking chair I thrifted last week? Here it is in a lovely shade of avocado! I had every intention of painting it a sunshiny orange-yellow when I went to Lowe’s, but when I saw this color I couldn’t resist. It’s really similar to the shade we painted our critter/computer room, which I’ll have to give you a better look at soon since we’ve added a drawing table to the space.

I think the chair would look cute with a grey and white, striped cushion to match the nearby IKEA rug, but for now we just have our bunny pillow resting on it.

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When I was browsing my old “pins” on Pinterest recently, I noticed I had favorited a photo of an avocado-colored rocking chair a while ago. It must have had a subconscious influence on my decision to select this paint color, but I had no recollection of it when I was spray painting the chair this past weekend. Also, my friend Mandy recommended “grellow” in a comment, which I believe this would be classified as! I thought I was being random by choosing this color, but I guess not!

For you fellow Pinterest lovers, have you noticed the site influencing your lifestyle in any way? The site definitely inspires me on a weekly basis (like this photo, which motivated me to paint the chalkboard door in our kitchen). Oh, and in case you were wondering, I just threw in a mopey Betty White photo because I feel like there’s been a lack of Miss BW in posts as of late! She’s happier than she looks, I promise!

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6 thoughts on “Before & After: Rocking Chair Revamp”

  1. Ahhh! It’s grellow!! haha I can’t believe you chose that color! I absolutely love it–it’s so sunny & happy looking with the bunny pillow!

    I have yet to make any of my inspiration from Pinterest happen…I feel like since we’re moving, there’s no use in me tackling any projects here right now. I do wish that I could start collecting little details that I could bring with me wherever we do end up living though!

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  2. Ooooh, fun! Is the shade actually called “New Avocado” by any chance? Because I totally used that all over in my nursery! You should definitely submit the post next month for John and Sherry’s “Pinterest Challenge” over at Young House Love. It looks just like your inspiration pic! Great color choice

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