Monday, December 3, 2012

Industrial Style - Old School Chair

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This chair was given to me by a friend who was in the process of cleaning out her office. There were loads of old props and when she saw this chair she thought of me! :)

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Originally it was covered in a goldy kind of varnish, it had started to peel and though I was kinda liking the look, I eventually decided it had to go. The photo above is about half way through sanding the chair seat (I nearly always forget to take 'before' photos) and you can make out the varnish on the right hand side.

When I posted the above photo on facebook someone mentioned she'd had these beauties at her school for assembly. I can just imagine ;) The fold up flat, so I can just imagine the kids folding and packing away after the formalities.

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I followed the chalk paint recipe shared by The Apprentice Extrovert, which I loved. I'm definitely up for using it again! You can see in the picture above how great the peeling looks, and with a coat of wax over the top it's smooth, and beautiful!

As I go along I'm finding my taste in furniture and home decor changing. I love the look of the chalk paint - the character it gives is amazing, and something I would like more of at home. I'm searching for a set of drawers for Harry that I'd love to use this technique on - I just have to find the right piece!

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  1. i love it!!!! so cool and unique and your finish looks original!

  2. very cool! I am loving doing up furniture because I can make lots of things that don't have to match my house!

  3. It is awesome stuff isn't it?!! Love how it turned out on this cool chair and love that you left the seat and back natural :)

  4. Hey Catherine. The chair looks brilliant! I find my taste changing a bit too lately, funny how we do that :)
    Cas x


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