... I think it would be awesome in a happy-in-your-face yellow. Paint is so much easier than restaining, too- but, there are some good stains that work over previously stained woods without too much work
I kind of think the walnut stain would be a little more country than the fabric and lines suggest. And the thought of sanding all those curves makes me want to cry. So, if I did do a stain, I'd go with a deep java/almost black- and use a good one (like General Finishes Gel) that won't require a lot sanding back.
This rocker is for--you guessed it--a nursery, and the nursery rocker would definitely look very sweet if it were painted. And for the sake of saving myself some time stripping and sanding it, I so wish I could like the paint idea, but I already feel the nursery
is too colourful. I'm like the pp the loves the white crisp clean
things.I just love how clean and calm the white is. Like this rocker...
But it just doesn't work with the reindeer fabric. This is a spring project, and I may change my mind, but I definitely think I'm going to stain it.
Like PP I think you have to choose: rustic or
mod? Which works better if your home? :)
I had to think for a long time on how to answer that. The answer is rustic, but I have a definite minimalist (Scandinavian) style. It's rustic in that I have natural elements everywhere--bare or stained wood, yellow wool blankets and cotton rag rugs, etc--but definitely not country (no floral prints, gingam, wicker, plaid, etc). So really, both the white painted and stained rockers would work.
Wait, you photoshopped that? Not shoddy at all, you got talent!
Not quite. I photoshopped this original image. Not so talented now, eh? ahaha