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Black Ladder Back Chairs

I spotted these chairs for sale on Facebook Marketplace, contacted the seller, and 30 minutes later the chairs were mine! How easy was that? There was a sneak peek of the chairs in my previous post as I used them for staging with my vintage kitchen table. Although the table and chairs are not a set, it's a good example of how paint can coordinate different styles of furniture to work together.

The chairs are sturdy, but the finish was worn and they were fairly dirty. The seats have some wear to them, but are otherwise in good shape. Someone once asked why all my "before" pictures are taken outdoors. The reason is simply because I don't bring the furniture inside my house until it's been thoroughly cleaned, and if necessary, sanitized.  I usually snap the before photos at this point as a matter of habit, otherwise once I get started on a project I tend to forget to take the "before" photo. A large part of my job is cleaning the furniture first. It's…

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