This post could easily have been named "Nana and the Three Chairs". Because for the past year, I've been looking for the perfect chair to refinish for my mom, or "Nana" as she is known to her grandkids. I bought two chairs for her - and each one was just not right - until the third!
I'm sure you know the story....
This one was too little.
This one didn't have the right lines.
And finally, she found this one on her own.
The seller told her it was an antique - which when I finally got a chance to physically look at it - had Phillips screws! French antique? Not!
But anyway, after all of the old and torn upholstery was removed, along with 5,123,842 staples, I prepped it with a light sanding and a thorough cleaning with TSP and two coats of a water-based primer.
I painted it in General Finishes Antique White and added their Satin Top Coat to seal it. Then I added a little bit of detail in the lovely curves by adding General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze. When I add glaze to just the details, I use a small artist's brush and dab the glaze on a paper towel to control how much glaze is on the brush. A little goes a long way - I'll probably have this can of glaze for a very long time!
And then we took it to our friend, the PROFESSIONAL upholsterer! This was expensive fabric, and I did not want to attempt this project with my novice upholstering skills!
And a little surprise on the back!
And so, this story had a happy ending....the third chair was just right (and I was able to stop bringing home chairs to make over)!
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