Chair Project

July 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi there!  Recently I found an old, scuffy, beat up antique oak chair at a garage sale.  $5 later and I had another project to start in on.  Before:

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The oak finished was pretty spotted and scratched and the leather seat was so old that it was rotting.  I started by gently scraping any paint splatters off of the oak.  I also pried the old leather seat and padding off.  I used a stain refresher to touch up the oak stain.  I didn’t think that painting this one would do, and it wasn’t bad enough that it needed to be stripped and completely restained. Fortunately, this method seems to have refreshed the old chair fairly nicely.  It still has a bit of antique charm in the uneven coloring, but I think I like it.   I then cut new batting to make a cushion and then stapled down the cute flower-y print.  I then used black upholstery tacks to add black trimming around the cushion.  Here we go:

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I think it turned out very well!  🙂

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Inspiring Chair Love

November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have not posted a “Chair Love” post in a while, so, I thought I would show a few that have caught my eye lately.  All are different and unique, and inspiring!

 

I love the updated print on the old chair.  It goes well with the natural wood.  I also love the sheepskin!

 

So bright and fun! And in this case the orange painted wood looks wonderful!

 

Right now I am craving anything tufted! Especially when the tufting is on soft, aged leather! MMM

 

It’s snowing here today, but this chair has me thinking about sun porches and nice weather!

 

I have also been craving fresh antique couches like this one, as we hate our couch. lol.  Check out the link, because the have a bunch of awesome refinished chairs!

And, last but not least, a chair just for Jeremy…

 

Hope you are inspired! 🙂

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