Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Off Your Rocker!

I try and correlate my project titles with things going on and I'll tell you why I feel like I'm a little off my rocker lately! I have been catching my two year old talking to something or someone I can't see. Guess it's an imaginary friend but it spooks me out. There is a lot of expression in his body language when he sees, points and talks to whatever it is he sees. Does anyone else have any experience with kids and imaginary friends? I'm ready for this stage to be past tense.

Onto this little rocking chair redo. I inherited one of my cousin's little rocking chairs, which is over 20 years old. I wish I had a good before picture but I got too excited over the redo that I didn't take pictures. When I got the rocker it was oak and it had an outdated blue and white country hearts pad that was tied to the chair.

I printed several H's in different fonts and chose my favorite. I traced it to contact paper.

I cut the letter H out to use as a stencil.

I painted the chair in an off white. After the paint dried overnight, I painted the H white using the stencil I cut out.

Here is is! The kids love it! So please tell me - When have you ever felt you were off your rocker?