I did this project a while back before I had a blog so I thought I should post it now. I got this children's rocking chair from my mother-in-law and it was solid wood, never been painted, and was missing a cushion. (sorry I don't have a "before" photo) but you get the idea, it was free for a reason.
To start off I painted the base color with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream then topped it off with Coco. I did a very heavy distressing then finished it with antiquing wax.
For the cushion I had to measure the seat for the plywood that my husband was going to cut. I then traced and glued a foam piece on top of the cut plywood and upholstered it with a grey cotton/linen blend fabric. I had also embellished the cushion with a neutral trim and upholstery tacks.
So far Annie Sloan has never let me down. I just love using her products.