Are you a jump right into the middle of a project kind of person? This practice has served me OKay over the years. However, I seriously made a mistake when I decided to deconstruct a vintage chair.
The old saying “They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” DEFINITELY applies to old chairs. The Real Truth About Deconstructing a Chair is those things are put together to stay! Since I did not realize this beforehand, I jumped right into the project with a flat head screw driver, hammer, needle nose pliers and A LOT of skin. This was a mistake for sure! Although I’m very happy with the results, the scars may be a reminder for the rest of my life. LOL
The result of all my hard work including fun pillows and then what the chair looked like originally! Hand Painted Bunny Tails Pillow and Seat Cushion Pillow are available in my store. Check out another favorite DIY here!
The Project Begins
Down to the Frame
Because this is a deconstructed look, you don’t need to bother with wood filler. Just sand with a fine grit sanding block until the areas are smooth to the touch.
Stain the raw wood
At this point, you’ll want to stain the new wood and any unstained portion of the chair. You want to choose a stain to closely match the stained areas of the chair.
For this step, I used a quick drying gel stain in Walnut.
Paint Chair Frame
Using proper equipment
How do you like the chair? It’s exactly how I envisioned it but the task of removing all the old upholstery materials was a lot more than I bargained for. Because I know have property tools, believe it or not, I’m already starting to pull some staples from another thrift store find.
Thank you for stopping by! Hopefully you are not discouraged to try a project of your own. I have learned from my mistakes and hopefully given you the tools and encouragement to begin a project. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and your comments are always appreciated.