Antique Chair

Ever take on a project and you feel like your client has more faith in you, then you do towards your own limits? Talk about stress. I KNEW I could, it was just… NEW territory. Which is scary, nervracking and completely intimidating.

My client has an old gorgeous dining set that was past down from her mother. I saw the potential, don’t get me wrong! But the question for me was, “how in the hell am I going to do this?”.

She gave me one of her chairs and said, I want to see what you can do. This transformation is by far one of my favorites. Perhaps its because I literally shed tears, blood and sweat working on it. The reward was greatly satisfying.

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My clients chair had the wicker back which completely dated it. However, her bones were glorious!

I first started out by removing the wicker from the backing. We didn’t want it, we wanted a cushion to replace that area. I sanded it back and cut out wood that would replace this area.

Primed, painted and glazed. I could do this in my sleep. It wasn’t until the reupholstering and the ‘How’ of it all that had me questioning my abilities.

Back of chair. Fabric tightly pulled over the new wood section.
Seat cushion reupholstering. I always remove the old. Love starting fresh!
Doing each step helped me remain calm and had me realize how this was all going to work out

Next, I added batting on the back (where your back will relax at). I pulled the fabric over and started stapling like a crazy women. Finalizing the edge with cord gives a professional appearance.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and Glazed in Cyberspace. Matching the buffet I recently finished. My client picked out a cream and grey damask fabric from Joanns. A dark grey cord to match and to finish her off!

Brand new, stylish and comfortable!!!

Antique Folding Chair

I love this little folding chair! Even more so the story behind it. My client was out walking her pup and noticed a neighbor throwing this chair out into the trash. She stopped him and ask if she could have it. He replied with “it’s broken, are you sure?”…

“I have a girl who can fix it!” She tells him.

So here we are, fixed his leg and replaced the screws. Refinished him using Sherwin-Williams Black Fox and lightly distressing him. Added a new print fabric that my client picked out. She gave this fellow a second chance, literally saving him from the trash!

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Wooden Captain Chairs

My sweet boxer pup is photo bombing my pictures, I’ll let it slide since Miss Justice is too dang cute!

These adorable wooden captain chairs are a dream! Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox, and the arms and tops in oil rubbed bronze. Lightly glazed in brown to match the table that is original brown. Just in time for my clients Thanksgiving day party!!

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Garden Chairs

Sometimes when clients pick up pieces that I refinished for them they will drop off little decor items such as candle sticks, picture frames, mirrors and the like. Sometimes I will get bigger items like interior doors, lamps and in this case cute garden chairs.

My client picked out her colors and it was a simple request of a solid refinish. The chairs had been used outside for quite sometime and needed to be sanded down to get rid of the old chippy finish.

Refinished in a happy bright yellow and orange, these gals are ready to not only look great in my client’s garden area but have a lasting finish for outside durability.

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Dining Table and Chairs

A few weeks ago I posted about a chair that I refinished for a client, click Dining Chair to read about it! My client was unsure with imagining how her dining set was going to look refinished so I offered to start with one chair to show her. Well, her dining table and chairs are complete! After dropping off the dining set on Friday she also gave me the matching hutch to officially complete this set! Stay tuned in to that lovely transformation!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa and lightly stained in brown. The top of the table is stained in Wood Classics Armoire Hickory. The two drawer handles revamped in black. Chairs reupholstered in Joann’s Fabric a grey vinyl.

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Dining Chair

Occasionally I will get the type of client that has difficulty seeing the big picture. Not a bad thing at all, a lot of us are visual people! I totally understand. However, the hardest part has already been achieved- messaging me with wanting to give your pieces a Second Chance. It can be scary for first time clients. I am here to make this process enjoyable, stress free and your pieces lasting another lifetime and beyond.

She has a dining set and hutch that she wants refinished but because she was having a hard time envisioning it I offered to first do a chair so she could see it in her home and make sure she was happy with our color consultation choices. As well as give her the opportunity to feel her piece of furniture. To see that her piece is contractor grade, not paint slapped on .

I am in the midst of working on her table as she is head over heels with how her chair turned out. Here is the first piece I did for her, a dining chair, that helped her have faith!

Stay tuned in as her dining table is next and a matching hutch to come soon.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa, lightly glazed in Brown. Seat reupholstered in a grey vinyl from Joann Fabric Store.

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