Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Music Chair?

So I live in Portland, Oregon.  This is pretty much what our winters look like around here...

chancerainMostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs 55 to 60.
Friday Night
nt_chancerainMostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows 45 to 50...except 40 to 45 in outlying areas.
chancerainMostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs 55 to 60.

Since I do my painting and refinishing furniture in the garage/ally.  It is a little difficult to continue with the projects during winter.  I finished this chair a few months ago and thought I would share since the furniture posts will be a bit sparse for the next few nine months.

Some of you may know what this chair is suppose to be called, because I know there is a proper name for it. So comment and share!  I found it at good will and it screamed potential cuteness. 
It was quite a project, even though I thought it would be relatively simple.

I really don't get whoever made over this chair the first time. Teal canvas with chartreuse-ish green/yellow paint? 

Has good form though...

Here comes the regret...I used Citri-strip the tall green and orange can of paint stripper.  It is suppose to be less toxic.  It actually worked well.  But not for a chair with little itty bitty grooves.  I think if I could start over I would have just sanded a little primed and painted.  Even though having layers of paint is not a best practice.

I primed with 1-2-3 Zinsser water based primer and then I painted two coats of off white oops paint.

I lightly distressed it with my sander and upholstered the seat in a light aqua. It was a gift for my mother-in-law to go in a little corner by the river view window.  It is the perfect home for this __________ chair.


  1. Dang you and your craftiness! That chair looks amazing! You will definitely have to teach me how to refinish furniture.

  2. I love that chair. I need to find myself a chair like thar.



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