Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

I have always had a thing for chairs. I am not sure why, but when I started redoing furniture 18 years ago, chairs were my primary makeover victims.

But, over the years I stopped buying chairs to re-sell because they are often wobbly and difficult to make sturdy and they are not quick to paint with all of their spindles. However, I still am always on the lookout for good chairs for my home and when the dear daughter spied this barrel back chair at the thrift store for $5.99, I was in. It is solid and in very good condition.

Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint


Nichols Stone Chair Company
I love when furniture has a stamp or mark on it and in researching this one, I discovered that we got a great deal. The Nichols and Stone Chair Co. has been around since 1857, are well made from solid hardwoods (this one is maple), and USED chairs from the company retail for around $200. This particular chair is "vintage" I believe, which means they are no longer making it. I am guessing it is from the sixties??
Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint
I did decide to paint it because it had some scratches and would have needed to be stripped to look good. Plus, I need more pops of color in my great room. I chose Homestead Blue from Fusion Mineral Paint. One coat was all that was needed to cover the wood nicely.
Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint
I did lightly sand the edges and used Special Walnut Minwax stain over the paint when it was dry. The stain darkens the paint a bit and darkens the wood that peeks through.  Fusion Mineral paint has a built in finish (as does stain) and the paint settles and levels so nicely, it leaves a beautiful, smooth finish.
Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint
This chair is now sitting on my gallery wall and is a great extra seat when needed. 

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Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

4 comments:

  1. I love how the chair turned out...beautiful color!

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  2. I don't understand why everyone has to paint fantastic old/antique furniture.

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    1. It isn't antique, at all! Color makes me happy and the finish on it was in bad shape!

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