Before & After: Vintage Chair

March 2, 2012

House projects are back under way! This spring I’ve got more than my fare share of ideas and lists to keep Zach and I busy for some time. This cute little vintage chair was purchased at a salvage yard for $5.00…after bargaining it down from $30.00. With some left over fabric from my mom, a good sanding, stain, and polyurethane finish, this chair makes an excellent addition to our growing furniture collection! 
These after photos were taken without natural light, so the chair appears a ton more orange than it does in person. It does have a hint of reddish orange to it, which I wanted to add to complement the blue geometric fabric. I loved how the character of the chair – all of the wood grain and uneven coloring – truly came out during the refinishing process. It fits right in with our other pieces… not new, but refinished and ready to have a second chance. 
Stay tune for more of my upcoming projects! 

9 thoughts on “Before & After: Vintage Chair

  1. sara

    Kate it looks beautiful! I love brown and blue together 🙂 I am hoping to get a few projects in over the weekend, hooray for house projects!


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