Wicker Rocking Chair

Last year I promised myself a place to read beneath the cherry tree when it blossomed in the spring.   I cannot explain how much I love this tree.  Its branches have gone from buds to blooms in just two days, so today’s task was to keep my promise to myself.

A couple of years ago I picked up an old wicker rocking chair for $5.  It’s been used here and there, but most recently it’s been sitting in the basement.  Not much to look at.

The wicker table was a thrift store find.

A trip to Home Depot yielded three cans of Rustoleum spray paint in Spa Blue.   It reminds me of a piece of Pine Cone Hill furniture, or an Adirondack chair out of a catalog.

blue wicker rocker

It’s just what I was hoping for.  I’m pleased with the results.  Don’t you love what a little paint can do?!

I know where I’ll be sitting when the little ones enjoy a backyard picnic tomorrow!

Every spring I feel like our cherry tree turns the backyard into something of a paradise.  My blue wicker is the finishing touch that begs you to go sit beneath it and inhale the lovely scent of the blossoms while you lose yourself in a good book.

Wish you were here to join me!

Hopeful Homemaker Shared at DIY Day and A Silly Little Sparrow


  • The white was nice, but the blue is gorgeous. Spray paint is a bit like magic isn’t it. I envy your beautiful spot to sit (and I’ll take one of those yummy looking brownies too).

  • Kristen

    I want to come join!! When I picked Jake up from campus yesterday I envied all of the people sprawled out on the grass laying there reading a book or taking a nap.

  • Ooohh, I love the blue ~ so fresh!

  • SO CUTE…I wish I were there reading too! And the brownies were a nice touch 😉

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