Updating a Wooden Rocking Chair With Colour

In our neck of the woods we have had just THE longest winter.  Spring was very slow to come. I had this sweet rocking chair to paint and when the time came to pick a colour I knew I would want something fresh and Spring like. rocking chair before frontporchmercantile.com   Traditionally we see rocking chairs in blacks or dark colours, but I chose Miss Mustard Seed’s Mustard Yellow, and I love it! With just a very light scuff sand and a good cleaning I was ready to paint. Because Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint has no VOC’s, no smell and is all natural, I was easily able to paint her up inside without even opening the windows! mustard seed milk paint frontporchmercantile.com   This is after just one coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – Mustard Seed This sweet rocking chair came out so lovely, 2 coats of Mustard Seed with bonding agent, lightly distressed and finished with a soft Hemp Oil. Mustard Seed Rocking Chair Frontporchmercantile.com She is currently sitting out during the nice days on the front porch at Front Porch Mercantile and is for sale (update – she has SOLD). I may or may not be found rocking in this pretty rocking chair catching a few sunny rays now that Spring has finally arrived! It’s so easy to get a fresh change on a piece of furniture with just a little paint! What do you think of the fresh new colour? I think she went from boring to charming in one quick afternoon! Hope the sun is shinning and Spring has finally arrived wherever you are! Do you have a piece of furniture you would like to change up? Come see me or drop me a line!


Cheers, Wendy

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  1. So excited to find your blog (through a Kijiji ad no less). We jut bought a cottage and to say I have some re-finishing projects ahead of me would be an understatement. I can’t wait to pop into your shop to check out your paint. One project is a metal headboard and footboard- any thoughts on paint? I thought spray paint, but don’t love the local colour selection in that department. Also, my daughter has a severe dairy allergy, so milk paint is out for us. Can’t wait to see more projects! This chair has inspired me to freshen up a black rocker in the basement!

    • Hi Amanda! So happy you found us! We most definitely can help you with your paint projects, I have 2 other eco friendly, no voc paints that you could use on your metal bed that are not milk based but still easy, fun and safe to use! We are open weekly Wed-Sat 11-3pm and would love to meet you! You can find us at 1177 Hillsborough Road. Be sure to introduce yourself! Looking forward to meeting you and helping you out! Wendy

  2. What a sweet little rocker. I love that yellow!

  3. Oh this rocker is absolutely adorable: sunshine yellow for a sunny porch. I think I’ll have to come by and check out your shop Wendy! It looks adorable, and my office needs some crafty projects to make it a more happy place to work :)

    • Oh thank you Kris, you are so sweet, hope you can pop out some day and see us! Wendy

  4. Bonnie S says:

    Hi Wendy, not only am I still anxious to paint my two old wooden end tables that I referred to last week, but this blog has inspired me to also paint a 50+ year old rocking chair that sits in my living room, and if after completing all that and if there is still time left at the end of summer before I return to work then I just may tackle an old dresser I have. Soooo excited!!!! :)
    (Goodness gracious, I have no idea how I will find enough time to complete all the projects I want to tackle this summer! Good thing I have 2 months vacation…lol)

  5. Hi Wendy just love your site would love some advice at this stage re paint colours for my old rocking chair for my little cottage Regards Sharon australia