Skulls & Experience

As you slowly scroll through these before and after pictures, this is probably what you will think: “Ok, an old rocker … aaand I see it got a sweet little turquoise paint job … woahbeans! Didn’t expect that!”
(Unless you’ve already scrolled through and didn’t even read what I wrote here. Cheater!)
The story goes like this: one day Michelle decided to try her hand at painting furniture, and this is what she came up with on her FIRST TRY! Yes, that calavera skull is hand-painted. No, I didn’t already know they were called ‘calavera skulls.’ We call them ‘sugar skulls’ ’round these parts. Sweet and spooky! See more on her blog Mich L. in L.A.

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  1. -Alma Delia says:

    LOVE THIS ROCKING CHAIR!!! Without going to her blog yet, I am guessing she is Mexican-American or perhaps like Rick Bayless and a fan of Mexican culture? (my guess-could be totally off). This is a perfect post and project to showcase so close to Dia De Los Muertos!! I would totally buy it and display it in my 100 year old Victorian home! What a breath of fresh air!

  2. Too dang cute! I love it.

    It would be so fun to hide and every time someone starts to sit in the rocker ~ Yell, Watch out for those teeth!

    Jake’s a Girl

  3. I did read it and I agree with that “wow” — and I’ve never heard of either a cadaver or a sugar skull!



  4. That is definitely a new take on a rocking chair – original!

  5. Thanks sooo much for showing my chair makeover, Lindsey! I love the comment from Jake about yelling at people to watch out what they’re sittin’ on.

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