Cait from Little City Farmhouse gave this rocking chair a coat of Sunday Tea and Clear Coat to turn it into the perfect spot to relax and read or enjoy a cup of tea!

I love a simple makeover, especially one with sentimental value. I refinished this rocking chair for a client – the rocking chair was passed from her grandmother to her mother, and then to her. It was a special piece to her, but in a honey brown finish with gold stencilled flowers, it didn’t match her decor at all. That can quickly be changed!

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I started by gluing and clamping spindles that needed some tightening, and then proceeded with my usual prep – clean and sand. I then gave it two coats of Sunday Tea in the All-in-One formula. This formula is my absolute favourite to use on highly used pieces. The adhesion is second to none, and the built in primer and topcoat make it very durable.

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I love this colour! I am thrilled that Country Chic added this colour into their standard colour line. It is the perfect greige and matches any decor!

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When the paint was dry I gave it a light sanding with 220grit to distress the edges and give the paint a nice smooth finish.

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With a topcoat built into the paint, it isn’t essential to add an additional topcoat. I do like to add an additional topcoat on some pieces for extra reassurance and durability, and also for a satin sheen. I gave the entire chair a couple coats of Clear Coat.

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I love what a simple coat of paint can do for a piece! This piece still has it’s sentimental value but now has an updated look!


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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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