Monday, August 17, 2009

My First Refinishing Project!!

These chairs were in my house when we moved in. I almost threw them out several times but I finally decided that I liked the chairs I just hated the color and the upholstery.

There were actually 3 chairs and I have only refinished 1 because they are a pain in the bum!! All that spinny (is that a word?) stuff up each side. I thought I had to strip the old stain off so I did and it took about 6 months for me to finish the one chair that I have done. (mostly because I lost all motivation to finish them a couple of times) Next time I'll just sand down the flat parts of the chair and rough up the "spinny parts", prime it and then paint it. The only reason I'll sand the flat parts is because I like to see the grain of the wood. Any way here is the one I have finished and I don't think it turned out too bad for my first ever project of this kind.

Just in case you were wondering (Melissa) I spray painted it almond and then antiqued it with dark walnut. (brushed stain on with a paint brush and wiped it off with a rag)


farnsworthfamily said...

i love it. You did an awsome job. where do you find the time with two kids!

Sew-n-Sew's Place said...

I am not sure how to contact you other than here...I lost your email address.
I tried adding a class to the list you did for me on my blog and I ERASED THE WHOLE THING...Darn!
Could you walk me through how to re-create it..

Richella said...

Hi! I found you via the Roadkill Rescue party. I think your chair looks wonderful! Great job!

Jennifer said...

I can't believe this is your first go at refinishing... it looks fantastic!! It is a great before and after! :)

Infarrantly Creative said...

I would say it is pretty freakin fantastic! This is your first project of that kind? You would have never guessed. Thoe chairs have so much character. Way to go bringing the charm out of them.

Lisa said...

Wonderful makeover!