Friday, September 27, 2013

Breathing some life back into some chairs

I get a lot of pleasure out of renewing old furniture. Why? I really don't know. I love to be creative and make something old and shabby look decent again and make it usable for someone. I find it satisfying.

At an auction this summer I won the bid on a set of 6 old chairs. This was a farm sale and the chairs had very clearly been stored in the barn. They were a filthy mess. Take a look:

These chairs were, in fact, so dirty that I wouldn't even carry them into my basement before wiping them down and stripping off the old fabric. Oh, I didn't mention that two of the six chairs I purchased were so beat up with chunks broken off of them so I just left them sitting in the farmyard. I took the four best chairs home with me.

The chairs didn't get stored for long as I had a nice, solid wooden, round, drop-leaf table that needed a set of chairs. So I painted, distress, and sealed the table and restored the chairs by gluing, cutting new seat boards, painting, and reupholstering the seats. Here's the finished product:

Here's a before shot of the table:

Thanks for stopping by my blog to take a look.

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