Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wood Upholstered Chair

When a friend was giving away this chair,
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I knew exactly what to do with it--"upholster" it with wood.  
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I have done this before, but for some reason, not for a few years.

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I picked nice hardwoods for the seat.  I used the original seat as a pattern and cut the pieces with my jigsaw.
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For the upper back of the chair, I made a pattern with a piece of newspaper.  I didn't worry about using hardwood for the back since it didn't need to be as sturdy. 
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I painted the chair with white, semi-gloss latex paint.  I knew I wanted it to be really chippy so I did not sand the chair ahead of time.  The glossy finish makes it so easy to distress.
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I glued the wood pieces and then used my air brad nailer to secure them.  
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I added a little paint to the boards, including the back,  
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sanded and then finished the chair with Minwax Polyacrylic.
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It is a shorter chair, but makes a perfect extra side chair.
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17 comments:

  1. Ουαου τέλεια!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Traci--always fun to rescue an old piece and make it fresh and new!

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  3. What an awesome idea! Love this! You are so creative!
    Sandi

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  4. What a FANTASTIC chair makeover! Love this!

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  5. LOVE IT, great colors, great memories!!!

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  6. So darn cute! I bet your friend wishes they could have it back. I love your paint technique too. It always looks just right. 🎨

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    1. Thanks Deb! She did say, dang, wish I would have thought of that!

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  7. Really like that -very unique and fun!!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Thank you Carole--it is a fun way to make an old chair fresh and new!

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  8. I like this idea a lot! It looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. There are so many chairs at thrift stores like this to upcycle!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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