Do you know a little boy who loves Disney's Pixar "Cars" movie, Lightning McQueen and Mater? This boys red rocking chair makeover using Cars fabric is sure to please any little boy that just can't get enough of that wonderful movie.
This project is my monthly Thrift Store Decor Project. Be sure to check out all the great projects at the end of this post.
This thrift store boy's rocking chair wasn't in terrible shape, but it was time for an update for sure!!
Did you see the other small child doll rocking chair makeover I did?
How Do You Degloss a Project For Painting?
Because the boys rocking chair was pretty shiny, I reached for the HTP Deglosser, to clean the project and prep it for paint.
Make Repairs | Tighten Loose Screws
Some of the screws were loose, and needed a little tightening.
I wanted to paint the boys rocking chair red, but the red I had seemed a little too bright, so I added just a bit of black paint. The sample jar was nearly empty.
The paint went on beautifully because the finish was prepped well.
The boy's red rocking chair turned out just as I had hoped! This is after the first coat, I added a very light second coat.
I took a paint sample to Hobby Lobby to choose some Disney Pixar's Cars Fabric.
How to Upholster the Seat
- Remove Dust Cover
- Remove (or leave) Original Fabric
- Staple New Fabric in Place
- Trim Fabric
- Replace Dust Cover
Furniture Button Plugs
The boys rocking chair was missing some furniture plugs, 4 in all. Two on each side.
I found a package at Home Depot, but they didn't match exactly. Initially, I only replaced the four missing plugs. But in the end, I took the time to remove the original plugs and replace them so they would all match.
Can you see that the new plugs are larger than the original ones?
All of the button plugs needed to be painted. I chose to use a small piece of sponge to dab on several coats of paint until the color matched the chair.
Boys Rocking Chair Makeover
So, here it is all finished! Someone's going to love this boys rocking chair! Why? Because he loves Mater and Lightning McQueen! 🙂
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