I picked up a very plain piece of pine at the local hardware store, and used a router to shave the edges. Well, ok, Danny used the router, but I explained what I wanted and generally managed production. ;) I looked everywhere for a stencil, but most of what I found was completely out of my price range. I finally found something I thought I could manipulate, and at $15 it was perfect. And of course it's paisley!
After stencilling I sanded and stained. I didn't want the paisley to be too bright, so I painted two coats of the same chocolate brown stain I used on my coffee table.
Then it was on to hooks - who knew the right hooks were so hard to find! I headed to Ikea (an hour and a half drive away) and they didn't have what I wanted in stock. While I wasn't happy at the time, I then found these at Mulbury which I think are perfect!
As you may have noticed from that very first photo, I'm still working on the artwork. My completely indecisive self has taken over and I'm stumped! I thought I'd like some retro looking posters, and then I thought I could use some of Emma and Harry's artwork, and then... well the list goes on. Regardless, be assured that the Ikea branding won't be there forever!
As a little side note, I was lucky enough to pick up this rocking chair last week. FOR FREE!!!! I can't wait to get painting and re-covering. What do you think?
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