I've been searching for a wood chair to pair with a writing desk that I have in my booth. My camera started malfunctioning during this project, so be forewarned!
|The first chair that I paired with writing desk. |
The chair sold but the desk didn't.
BeforeSo I was excited to find this chair at our local Restore. It was wobbly to say the least, but I simply tightened the screws underneath and it was as good as new. I did want a black chair, but this one had a shiny finish that was uneven and it wasn't exactly what I had in mind. So I decided to give it a classic matte finish using chalk paint.
|Before: Uneven spray painted finish.|
During (my camera started to die at this point)There were some nicks, scratches and gouges on the seat.
|Before: Scratched and nicked finish.|
I applied Plastic Wood to the most severe areas. Less severe scratches I left as-is.
|Repairs were made with plastic wood.|
First I turned the chair upside down to paint the underside of the chair including the cross supports.
|Turn the chair upside down to begin painting.|
After the paint is dry I turn the chair right side up and paint the rest. I use a small brush to paint the tight areas and use a larger brush on the rest.
|Use a small brush for the tight spaces.|
I tried to take more photos of the "during" phase, but the camera just wouldn't shoot. I took the battery out and was able to get a few shots of the after. And sadly it's now time for a new camera, sigh!
AfterThe new coat of black paint has a matte finish which I think gives it a more classic look. (I used the camera on my phone for the after photos.)
|After: A matte finish gives the wood chair a classic look|
I didn't sand the paint on this project and instead chose to embrace the brush strokes. After all it is supposed to look hand painted!
|Don't be afraid of brushstrokes.|
|Sealed with soft clear wax.|
Once again, not a dramatic change, but trust me it is dramatically different!
|Before and After|
Doesn't it Figure?I was going to take the chair to my booth this morning and stage it with the writing desk. But I just received a sales report indicating the desk sold yesterday. So now I'm back in the market for a desk to pair with the chair!
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