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How do you antique and stencil an old wooden rocking chair?

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Making over a rocking chair requires little more than sandpaper, paint, primer and a few days to get the job done right. The real fun comes from selecting a favored stencil template in order to give the chair that personalized touch.

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Start by sanding the rocking chair in order to smooth the surface. Next, prime the furniture, and then sand it again. Apply a coat of paint, and allow it to dry overnight. Top it off the next morning with a few more strokes. After spraying the stencil with a bond glue, apply it to the chair, and paint the pattern with a fine-tip brush. Once the stencil is pulled back, the chair should not be used for a couple of days before being put to proper use.

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