I have a thing for chairs, and by thing, I mean a problem! I could own hundreds of them and when found in pairs, my heart sings!
About 20 years ago I bought a pair of cute chairs at Tuesday Morning. They were in my bedroom for at least a decade. One day I noticed that a front leg was broken right in half on one of the chairs… how on earth did that happen? With a rough and tumble family like mine, you learn not to ask too many questions.
The chairs served us well and I was tempted to toss both of them but opted to tuck the good one away, in an upper floor bedroom.
Recently, when I began to renovate my downstairs guest bedroom to get it ready for the decent of the upcoming wedding party, I remembered this tired old chair. Its bones were good with pretty carvings and the harp back but the finish seemed cheap, dark and dated.
The cushion was popped out and taken to a local upholstery shop. The sides of the cushion were gusseted to make room for the arms and this seemed too difficult for me! Hint; know when to ask for help!
The first step to refinishing this old favorite was to lightly sand the entire surface so the fresh paint would stick. And, the surface had to be wiped clean eliminating all of the sanding dust.
Next, the chair was spray painted. I used Rust-oleum Painters Touch 2X Satin in Heirloom White.
Once completely coated with paint, the chair was left to thoroughly dry and it was sanded a second time. This process was repeated 3 times to give 3 coats of paint. I will admit that I’m not the best painter, my husband definitively gave me a hand!
Once the base was done, the real fun began! Using Liquid Leaf in Classic Gold and a fine paint brush, the detail work was painted.
It took several hours but was so worth the effort!
And voilà! Here is the new and improved chair, ready for another decade!
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