I found this bentwood rocking chair on the side of the road last spring. I thought it looked awesome, but it just sat for a long time. The bottom cane was missing, but it had been replaced by wood, so I turned it into an upholstered seat, and left the caning on the back (which is in great shape!).
Here it is now!
Wouldn't this just be so much fun in a nursery?!? I painted it in two coats of homemade chalk paint - color matched to BM Kelly Green. Lightly distressed and finished with MMS Hemp Oil. This is a bright bold green with a nice blue undertone - I think great in either a boy's or girl's room.
I took the wood board and covered it with 2" foam, new batting and this great fabric print by IKEA. Did you know IKEA has some wonderful upholstery weight fabric? I liked that this was black and white and with all the different animals/cars/houses thought it was pretty gender neutral.
A few months ago, I painted some chairs for my dining room, not really wanting to wax a million spindles, I finished the homemade chalk paint off with MMS Hemp Oil. If I'm going to use a new product in the shop, I really like to test it first. And what better product testing could there be than a dining room chair sat in (and colored on, and smudged, and spilled on) daily by a 1, 3 and 5 year old? None.
Can I tell you how impressed I am? It gave a nice sheen that has lasted, and it remains wipe-able. There has been no further distressing/paint chipping off of the chairs and overall they seem to be holding up rather well. So MMS Hemp Oil gets a hearty thumbs up in my book for an acceptable top coat. Not to mention the millions of ways to use it!
I either brush it on (with a cheap chip brush) or rag it on, let it sit and soak in, and rub it off with a clean rag. I will usually go back over it about a day later to make sure the oil has all absorbed.
This lovely chair (finished with Hemp Oil) is for sale in the
What do you think of Hemp Oil? Have you tried it yet?