Sunday, May 15, 2011

"S" is for Slats

A slat chair makeover.


For comparison:

 

Clearly neglected and probably left outside for some time I snatched her up from a Freecycler for a rescue.


If anyone knows anything about the origins of this chair I'd love to hear it.
There are no markings for reference anywhere.


A little bit retro and utilitarian.


What is your story slat chair?


Here's how I refinished the chair:

1. Sanded everywhere:


2. There were some minor repairs, one the back of the seat the banding was popping off - I glued, clamped and nailed it back in place.  Other places needed a little kwik wood epoxy.


3. After sanding I covered the metal rivets and screws with painters tape:


4. Sprayed one coat Rustoleum Aqua in satin.


5. Sprayed one coat Rustoleum Heirloom White in satin.


6. Sanded to distress, stained with Minwax antique walnut, sealed with 2 coats satin poly.


Detail of the finish.



One last side by side:


One funky little chair.


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22 comments:

  1. so pretty! i really like the unique style of that chair.

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  2. I LOVE this little chair! It's unique. I LOVE the makeover you did. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very nice where will you keep it?!

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  4. Your chair looks amazing! Those slats are fantastic, and it makes a great display! X

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  5. That is a great chair! I love the aqua peaking through.

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  6. Awesome! I have never seen a chair like that, how cool! I have sold a few items on Craigslist and have found one store called Repurpose. That seems to be a good fit for my pieces. For now it is just on consignment but if they sell well, I will be brought on as whole sale. Keep your fingers crossed!! How is your store area going?

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  7. love... and that little box of daisys... so sweet!

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  8. What a great makeover! It looks awesome and I love the flower display on top!

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  9. wow...great rescue....Love the makeover you gave it!unk

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  10. very nice rescue. she is standing proud and loved now. it shows.

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  11. I ADORE that chair!! It looks so sweet with the little bucket of flowers on it. :)

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  12. what a great makeover! I just love how cottage-y and quaint it is!

    Jen
    www.migonishome.com

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  13. Such a unique chair. Love your makeover!! :)

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  14. Great chair!

    I don't know how I've never stumbled across your blog before but I found you through The CSI Project and I love your blog! I'm your newest follower.

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  15. That's so pretty! She's got great lines. Is that teak?

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  16. She is so cute! Looks Swedish to me.

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  17. This is adorable! I love the crate of flowers on the chair! It makes it so perfectly feminine! Great job!

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  18. Super cute! I haven't seen one quite like this. Love it :)

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