I was walking around the ReStore last week looking for a lamp for a future project idea, and I saw a rather sad looking chair that was desperately calling to me for help. I liked the shape and the cushion was comfy so I answered the call and took it home with me. They wanted $10. for it, but I bargained it down to $5 because it needed a lot of work.
I’ve redone a few chairs in my time, but this one had gouges in it here and there… especially on the legs, and all the arms and legs were a little shaky. It had a few screws loose (ha! my kind of chair), and a few missing. I wondered what the heck was done to it. Poor thing!
Here’s a peek at the after.
Here’s what it looked like when it came home with me.
I removed the fabric (bye, bye tired teddies) and gave all the gouged areas a good sanding, just enough to make it presentable. I filled whatever spots needed it with wood filler, let it dry, and then sanded again.
I primed it with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer and gave it 2 coats of SICO Mint Cocktail.
I recovered the seat with some fabric that I had on hand. To see a tutorial of how to do this, please see my kitchen chairs makeover here.
And that’s it.
Here’s the before again.
And here’s my new minty fresh armchair.