1/18/2011

Child's Rockers




I have painted many child's rockers over the years. I have clients that come to me...usually grandparents and some parents and I basically do an interview about the child the rocker will be given to. They give me some idea of what they are looking for and I ask about the personality of the child. I then go to work. Some are more elaborate than others mostly because some clients have a very limited budget and others let me have free rein. I must say, the ones that "let me do my thing" are the ones that turn out the best.

This rocker was provided to me as a stained child's rocker. I was given free rein on this one and it's one of my very favorite. This grandma has three granddaughters that would share this.
Before

This next one was painted for a little boy that was only 6 months old...but Grandma told me that one grandfather liked John Deere and the other liked Massey Ferguson. So I painted whimsical versions of both tractors on this rocker. I had to be a bit more creative to paint the following rockers because of the slatted seats.
Before




This next rocker was painted for parents that the Mom was a school teacher and the theme in the baby room was animals.
Parents actually sent a picture of rocker in the room.

Monkey reading a book



The rest, I will just show you in pictures. Enjoy, Terry

I painted the arms to look like baseball bats.

Andrew liked balls.


This was painted to match bedding in Calli's room.

Luke's dad is a deer hunter.



Lyndi is a bit of a tomboy, so she got ladybugs.

Natalie's parents gave me a picture of this 'rose' to copy.

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20 comments:

  1. These are all beautiful. The top one is my favorite!

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  2. All of the rocking chairs are so charming! Lovely work! I like how you made both grandpas happy with the two tractors :-) And love the chair with the animals - the monkey reading a book is so cute!

    Thanks for checking out my Met Monday laundry room makeover :-)

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  3. You have quite the little rocking chair business. I adore the personalization of each one. My favorite is the one for the three granddaughters.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  4. How cute! All of them! But my fave is the John Deere one. My husband loved tractors when he was a little boy. Terry, you never cease to amaze me!!!

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  5. these are all so cute! love the princess girly one!

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  6. I have enjoyed making the furniture for my grandson. I may have to start doing more. I will try to remember your ideas.

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  7. How far away do you live? Can I come to your house? Your rockers are SOOOOOOO adorable. That baseball bat one is so stinkin' cute and clever and creative. I wish I could have you paint one for me.

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  8. These are so cute! You have done a great job!

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  9. so adorable. where were you, when my kids were little?

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  10. Truly fantastic - I love the changes you make and that they're just right!
    I am sure they'll be treasures to passalong!
    Kathy

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  11. Adorable rockers! You are so talented.
    CAS

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  12. Those are the cutest things. You are so darn good. Wish I was artistic and could draw. Thanks again for linking.

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  13. Those are so cute!! You are really talented!!! LOVE them!

    Come follow me at
    www.thecraftysideoflife.blogspot.com
    and join me for my linky party on Friday!

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  14. Hi-thanks for following me-came by to check out your blog-WOW-these rockers are adorable-you are really creative-the ideas are fab-your clients must be thrilled-nice work-thanks for the inspiration-I'm your newest follower-Claire

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  15. WOW, those chairs are gorgeous Ü You are one talented lady.

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  16. I am decorating my granddaughters bedroom and she needs one more thing in there...a new rocking chair is just the ticket! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy to be a new follower!

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  17. Oh, my 3 y.o. grandson needs one of these! he'd love his own chair - especially if I painted Spiderman all over it!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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  18. What. Kind of paint do you use? Imtrying to do rainbows theme ...acrylic paint just wipes off..appreciates reply to pamrobinsnest@ yahoo.com

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