Hello my dears!
As you may already know,
my man Tanner and I recently got married
(January 16, 2011)
and promptly moved to Silver City, NM
for his new job.
When we moved,
we had no furniture.
Just a full-size bed.
And a little bookcase.
We made do with some temporary fixes
(ie. Walmart folding chairs, etc.)
So, we sought out many a yard sale
and ventured into the thrifting realms
all in search of some bargain furniture.
While in Tucson for a business trip,
two wooden chairs ($0 and $5),
a dining table ($50),
a nightstand ($10),
and several large picture frames ($12 together)...
So, I got right to work when we returned home.
My first project I decided, should be the chairs.
They were pretty beat up to start,
So I decided to paint them,
antique them a little
and replace some of the fabric.
Here they are before.
I unscrewed the seat cushion on the one chair and
deglossed and sanded them with these supplies...
Here they are deglossed, sanded, and ready for primer!
I did two coats of primer on each chair,
making sure each coat dried completely
before moving on to my next step.
I did two coats of a shade called
followed by a glazing of Miniwax's Dark Walnut Stain
I applied the stain with a brush
and then wiped away excess with a rag
until I got the finish I was looking for :)
Once dry, I replaced the old fabric
with a geometric design I found at JoAnn's
(in Las Cruces!) using a staple gun.
And here's the reveal!
Overall, this project wasn't too bad!
My goal is to find 2-4 more chairs
(different styles preferably)
and paint them similarly with different fabrics!
I like the mix and match style :)
Well, thanks for reading!