May 15th, 2011

Making old new

by Julie Hirt

Finally got around to this!   We found this antique chair on Craigslist last year for like $35.  At the time I wanted it for the bedroom but have actually been using it as my sewing chair.  I didn’t even think to take ‘before’ pictures which makes me made.  It was a dark dark stain and the upholstery was dark jewel tones. Wasn’t really hideous it just wasn’t my style.

Yesterday I sanded, sanded and sanded and applied two coats of paint. This morning I applied another coat of paint, added more padding and updated the fabric.  We also secured some of the joints with wood glue – it was getting loose in spots.

I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I wanted the Amy Butler peacock feathers pattern in an upholstery weight, but I was entirely too impatient to wait for an online order.   I picked this up at Joann’s and I’m actually loving it right now.  Birdies!

Don’t look too closely at the paint job, that is definitely not something I love to do.

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