I love finding items that others do not see the potential in. This chair has some great details and features that most look past since the fabric is worn and outdated.
A little paint, wax and a new seat cushion and she is back to being a beautiful accent chair.
I did prep this one with a stain blocking primer since most of these old dark chairs tend to have bleed through. Instead of dealing with it after the fact, I prepared and sealed this one before beginning.
Now she was ready for her 2 coats of Elegance and a coat of clear wax.
I wanted to bring out the carvings in the chair, so I mixed up some black wax powder and added it to the natural wax to create a black wax. I worked the black wax into the crevices with a small stiff brush and wiped away. The beauty of the carvings came to life.
DeDe is a wife, mother and artist who loves to create, repurpose and decorate. I am a self-taught artist and decorator, who finds inspiration from my life experiences. On my blog, you will find stories about my handmade items, decorating, baking, organizing, home projects and just plain living. I truly love what I do and I love to share my creativity and passions with those around me. I can see an old thrown away item and find a new and useful purpose.