It had a cute flower detail on the top.
And some really cruddy, really dusty and sort of disgusting fabric on the seat.
I originally was conflicted as to whether I should refinish the wood-stained finish or just paint it, but when I attempted to refinish a small portion of it I realized that this was not a real antique and was made of three different types of wood.I didn't think it would refinish well, so I went ahead and brought out my paint.After removing the seat (unscrewed 4 little screws on the bottom), I applied Klean Strip Liquid Sander Deglosser to the finish. It's easier and faster to work with than sandpaper when you have a lot of intricate details. You just pour some on a rag, wipe it on and wait for it to dry.
Once the deglosser was dried, I applied one coat of Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch Ultra Coverage Primer in white
and followed that up with two coats of Rust-Oleum's Ultra Coverage Heirloom White satin paint.
I decided to use the Heirloom White again because I wanted to match another piece in my living room. Besides, you can't go wrong with off-white.
I then distressed it and applied Minwax's Golden Oak stain over the paint to warm up the off-white a little and highlight the flowers.
The original seat was a little hard so I added a little more padding to it and then recovered it with a new fabric (after I got rid of all that old nasty fabric that was on there - three different layers of somewhat questionable fabric choices).
And here is the finished product.
It now matches my table that I re-did a few weeks ago.
Paint was definitely the best choice. Thanks for sharing
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Love, love, loving this chair redo, Pam! It's beautiful!
Banged up no more girlfriend! Love this chair makeover....i want to go find a chair now...the one I am sitting on is wearing out! Thanks so much for joining in. Debbie
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Fantastic makeover! You're right, the chair does have good bones and it looks so wonderful now! Great job!!!
Love it! Especially next to the green wall!
This is a lovely chair and you made it look so much better - well done!
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Very pretty! It had great bones to begin with, and with a bit of paint and new upholstery, you rehabbed it!
Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal
Such a cute chair and the flowers show up so well now. It looks great with that table. Love the legs on it.
The Polka Dot Closet
I love the chair lets hope Lindsey does as well...she has good bones too! LOL I am visiting from Debbiedoos.
That really turned out beautifully! And what a bargain for only $3!!!
That's really pretty! I love the solid fabric you used.
Oh my goodness! I love it and the flower detail! Please come by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!