Sunday, July 5, 2009

1 Down, 1 To Go. . .



I am participating in this weeks Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch blog. I love looking at what other people "transform" and every Monday this blog has links to different bloggers and their transformations. Go and check them out!

I mentioned in a post or so before that I wanted new white rocking chairs on my front porch but didn't want to spend the money to buy new ones. Especially when I had two perfectly good, matching wooden rockers already. So instead, I decided to paint them. I have successfully painted one of them and have one more to do. I think they look great and they definitely brighten up the porch.

(Before)


(After)

These are the opposite rockers, as you can tell from the opposite side of the porch in the photos. I forgot to take a picture before I started painting this one.
I am very please with how this one turned out and can't wait to finish the other one.

26 comments:

Lori E said...

The crisp white looks so inviting. I would love to sit on the porch and watch the world go by

Shelia said...

Oh, the white paint on your rocker transformed it! It looks awesome on your porch!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Welcome to Met Monday! Wow...your rocker turned out great! Very smart...painting insteading of buying new! I love white paint...it looks great with you porch rails! Thanks for a great Met Monday post! :-) Susan

Marie said...

Hello Anna - the rockers look fabulous white! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sarah said...

Looks great! The white paint looks so fresh on those, what a treat for your porch. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great - big improvement.
Glenda

Jackie said...

What a transformation....good job!

Things That Inspire said...

I love the meta Mondays - you have changed a chair to white, and it looks perfect, and another person changes their chairs from white to black, and it looks perfect too! I think it is all about getting a fresh start and a new perspective, and there are many ways to achieve this.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Joyce said...

Paint works wonders with some elbow grease:) Good job.
Joyce

Frugal Fine Living said...

The rockers look great painted white! I love reusing items by adding a fresh coat of paint, etc. Thanks for sharing!

Jane

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Looks Awesome! Love white rockers! What a transformation!

MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely, the white did transform it. I have had mine white and I am seriously thinking of painting bright colors for a change. We'll see.
Thanks for shring.
Have a Blessed Week.
Shery

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Yes, a much needed improvement! Very nice!

Melissa Miller said...

~Wow! They really turned out beautiful! Great idea to use what you already had. They look brand spanking new.

~Happy MM! :)

Dish Diva aka Kay said...

White paint can revamp anything! Great job...

susan said...

This was a perfect change for your porch. No need to let a good rocker die before its time. The paint extended its life!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Painting your rocker was a huge improvement. It really looks so fresh and clean.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Great job!

Very nice transformation.

This is my first time to your blog and its very nice. I will be back for sure.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Meredith said...

Very pretty! It really pops! Btw, I love the urn/pot whatever-you-call-it by your door.

Liz said...

Good job! I love this little rocker!

~Liz

Brenda said...

They say paint can make all the difference. And it appears they are right!
Brenda

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Don't you just love using what you already have. The rockers look like brand new ones. Great job!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I have two white rocking chairs on my porch too. We bought them 30 or so years ago in Gatlinburg. Over the years I have painted them several times. I don't have to tell you it's not an easy job! Yesterday I noticed one of the back rockers has rotted and fallen off; looks like I'll have to have it replaced and that means another paint job! Yours look great. I hope you enjoy sitting in them as much as we do!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love white rockers on a front porch - it's just so welcoming! Good job painting them, they look great!
Manuela

parTea lady said...

They look great painted white.

Sarah said...

Your rocking chair looks great. Congrats on a job well done AND several dollas saved! God's blessings, Sarah :D