Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - LYNDA'S PROJECT -

All it takes to give an un­fash­ion­able, tra­di­tion­ally up­hol­stered rock­ing chair a fresh look is a new cush­ion: choose a mod­ern geo­met­ric de­sign, bold flo­rals or some­thing quirky, such as a car­toon cat. Up­cy­cle an un­var­nished pine rock­ing chair by paint­ing the arms, backs, seat or curved rock­ers for ac­cents of colour. Use semi-gloss wa­ter­borne enamel and be bold with your colour choices. I used Re­sene Lus­tacryl in ‘Aqua’ and ‘Pink Pan­ther’. Per­son­alise a plain chair with a dé­coupage col­lage on the seat (pro­tect with two coats of polyurethane) or sten­cil your child’s name across the back. For ex­tra com­fort on a wooden rock­ing chair for a nurs­ery, sew cus­tom-made cush­ion cov­ers with zip­pers and back ties, so they can be eas­ily re­moved for clean­ing or up­dated with new cov­ers when your chil­dren are no longer be­ing breast­fed.

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