I picked this chair up for free about a month ago on Marketplace.
I was looking for a specific chair to do this makeover but it wasn't quite what I wanted. How can you argue with free though AND I also received another chair for free. She was just trying to get rid of them. YAY for me.
Here is the before.
Pretty rough shape!
Want to see the process?
First I want to show you an awesome chair that was done by Debi's Design Diary. It is a Youtube Channel. This is what I wanted to recreate.
First step - Rip all the fabric off.
Take all the nails out. All 4 million of them lol.
Fill all the nail holes and sand it down.
I painted it Mint Chip in DIY Paint. Same color as the egg carton project here.
As you can see, I also made some molds to add to the chair. They are from IOD and I used paper clay to make the molds then glued them onto the chair.
Let them dry overnight.
I applied an antiquing wax from Behr paint that I bought at Home Depot.
I'm not sure I liked it like but it does add depth do it. Maybe next time I will put clear wax on first then the dark wax. I think you can control the dark wax better that way.
I decided I didn't want to macrame the back of the chair (which is what Debi did), instead, I hot glued lace to the back and covered the lace edging with another type of lace ribbon.
This is the back and upside down.
Next, I had to figure out how to do the seat.
The old seat had horsehair and I didn't want to recover it, I wanted it to be like Debi's.
These boards were extras I had from another project and decided to just go with the color. May change it later.
I did fairly well and it took me several attempts to put it together, but in the end, it's ok and I can live with it. BUT I still need to figure out the little gap under the front seat where it curves.