As soon as I saw this old chair, I just knew I had to have it. I fell in love. Hard. Fast. I was already buying a cell phone mount from the lady (I’m on this awesome BSTF group in our area), and had tried to pickup twice… But then she posted more stuff she had in storage and I loved it. I could just see the potential immediately.
Messaging back and forth with the lady, she quoted me the wrong price. I screen shotted the pic of the chair back to her to make sure we were talking about the same chair and she thought I was talking about a different one! Oh no! Was it still available?! I was scared out of my mind that this gorgeous, sleek chair was gone! She wrote back… It wasn’t. She laughed. I exhaled for the first time in a few minutes. Seriously.
After lots of back and forth and realizations that it likely would not fit in my teensy old honda civic, she said she’d deliver if I paid gas. And voila, I got back from a birthday party with the kids and it was on my front porch! Hooray! Not let’s sand!
I started sanding with a rough grit, then went to a fine grit. Then got out stain I already had on hand.
Sorry that’s sideways. I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube and read tutorials and decided I would let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping, because I wanted it dark… Well… 7 days later it’s finally dry. No, I’m not kidding. It really took that long. I think if I were to do it again I’d probably wipe within 10 min, let dry, reapply stain and go from there. Because this is ridiculous! Gah! Now that it’s dry it does look beautiful 🙂
This is a pic from earlier in the week, tho it doesn’t look any different
Now I’m trying to figure out the upholstery fabric. It was hard getting the cushion off and I might have broke the chair in the process.
We also may have broken the screw. Ah! Whatever! It’s off and that’s all that matters. Now I need to figure out how to reattach the wood. Buy foam. And upholster. At least I’ve decided on the fabric. I’m going with the bottom one.
So what do you think? Any tips/suggestions? You like the fabric? Ever need to let stain dry for a week because you put so much on? Yeah…
You live you learn. Trials and tribulations… That’s what it’s all about, right?