Charcoal Painted Rocking Chair

Charcoal Painted Rocking Chair

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Custom Mixed Charcoal Painted Rocking Chair

I was lucky enough to be contacted by someone with a warehouse full of furniture. This person had owned an eight-family apartment building, and when they sold it they stored all of the furniture in a warehouse for the time being. Now it was time for them to empty out the warehouse. Lucky me!

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The Before – Unfinished Vintage Rocking Chair

I made my way to the warehouse knowing full well that I, myself have limited space in my inventory, so I needed to choose wisely. This rocking chair was one of my picks. The best part – no spindles! Click here for more painted rocking chair makeovers: Rocking chairs.rocking chair, vintage rocking chair, unfinished rocking chair

The Project – Painting a Vintage Rocking Chair

The rocking chair was claimed for custom right away and she requested a very dark charcoal gray.  I use black and gray chalk type paint to mix my own custom charcoal. I literally drizzled gray into black and mixed until I achieved a perfect custom mixed charcoal. You can find great quality furniture paint and stain online HERE. An added bonus, when painting furniture, you want to make sure to use a quality non-toxic furniture paint.

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The rocker was then hand painted with two coats, lightly distressed and sealed with a clear matte sealer for a clean classic look.

The Result – Charcoal Painted Rocking Chair

Charcoal is a classic and timeless color, and again YAY for no spindles.

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Also saved from this same warehouse was a chunky Painted Accent Table and Vintage China Cabinet.

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Charcoal Gray Painted Rocking Chair

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  1. I love this rocking chair and I love it even more painted black. The distressing is great also!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

  2. Never would’ve considered that color for a rocking chair offhand. But, it looks marvelous! Love the light distressing. I’ll bet your customer is over the moon. Thanks for posting!

  3. I’m a huge fan of natural wood but I have to say that black is stunning. Love how it really brought out the lines of that rocking chair.

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