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Refurbished Antique Chairs

Over a year ago, my parent’s moved into their new house. During construction, Tyler and I took on a big project with their breakfast nook. We made a Fixer Upper inspired coffee bar (with the help of a few other people), and built a table and benches to finish off the room. It has been the focal point and gathering area for everyone. We decided a few chairs would help with seating so my grandpa gave us four antique chairs he had in storage.

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To match the table, I wanted to paint the spindles with Farmhouse Paint and stain the seats with Miniwax wood finish. These chairs are very sturdy, but needed a nice face lift.

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I started out by sanding down the seat of each chair. I made sure to take off all the old finish. The hardest part of this process was sanding in between each spindle. I had to do some areas by hand.

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After the seat was completely sanded, I stained them with Miniwax Dark Walnut. If you are worried about blotchy wood, you can use Wood Conditioner to help give an even finish.

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Once I was finished staining, I started on the painting process. This was definitely time consuming, but I wanted it to turn out nice so I took a couple hours and about 2-3 coats of paint.

*Disclaimer – I’ve painted a lot of furniture with Farmhouse Paint and have noticed it’s better to do light coats, many times to get an overall smooth paint job.

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The final step was using Polycrylic to protect and finish the chairs. I applied four coats on the seat and three coats on all the painted area.

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This has definitely helped add more seating options in the breakfast nook and I love the fresh look these chairs bring to the area. And of course I’m happy to be done with another big project 😉

Thanks for stopping by,

Jodi

 

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