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

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

  3. Very nice where will you keep it?!

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

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

  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?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

  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.

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

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

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

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