ReStore Banker's Chair

By: Ashleigh

You might remember I posted about an end table I got from ReStore during a BOGO sale. This post is all about the "buy one" that I walked out with that day.


Aren't these Pottery Barn banker's chairs to die for? Literally. My mom would kill me if I spent $400 on a desk chair! But mom! I would plead. Cute desk chairs are so hard to find these days!

Enter Buy One Get One week at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.


I forgot to take a picture before I started taking it apart, but you get the idea.

Priced at $62 I was a bit hesitant. But knowing the profits went to a good cause and that I could also walk out with a solid wood end table softened the blow.

I got it home and began woking on it right away. I was so excited to have a piece with so much potential! Now, it really was in good condition and I could have left it as is. But the medium toned wood wasn't doing it for me. With my PB inspiration in mind, I decided to paint him white. More specifically, Tailor's Chalk in semi-gloss by Martha Stewart.

I sanded the glossy top coat and gave it two coats of Kilz primer, sanding in-between.


I followed that with two coats of Tailor's Chalk and was really digging the way it was turning out. No distressing here, that's for sure. Though, it was still lacking a certain something. Inspired by some of the two toned furniture I've seen floating around the blogosphere, I decided to paint the feet of the chair a contrasting color. To save money I used the same warm gray I used on this file cabinet.

I taped off the feet as straight as I could and applied two coats. 


I really love the way the unexpected detail really draws the eye down to the awesome casters.


I love it so much, but it's going to have to go up for sale. I'm a college student with bills to pay and I know this handsome guy could make someone very happy.  I know I'd be happy to sit down and get some work done in this beautiful chair.



…maybe I should keep it?

Hope you enjoyed, let me know what you think!



PS: Linking up to:

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MMB Creations said...

It is great. I love wooden chairs. I have way too many at my house.

Suesan said...

I feel like your blog groupie, Ashleigh, so I'll just say, Awesome Job! It turned out so nice and looks great right where you have it.

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it, it looks great. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Nicely done! I think you should keep it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

keep it! i love this style of chair- it is so cool!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Great find! I love those PB chairs, but not the price! I hope one day I come across one at the thrift store. Visiting from Chic on a Shoestring.
Scissors & Spatulas

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That is gorgeous! I see you are new to blogging. Every Monday I have a newbie linky party. Come join me sometime, would love to have you.

Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

It's just fabulous! You're so creative with the little detail on the legs.

I also have a chair like this waiting for a makeover. Not sure yet what I'll do but I love it in white!

Karen said...

That is gorgeous, it looks so good painted in white and I love the detail painted on the casters.

Sommer said...

Holy smokes that chair looks AMAZING! I have one in my sons room I thought about painting but never had. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for linking up to my VIP party.

C'est Magnifique said...

I love it! We have a habitat store where I live... I may have to start checking that place out more often!


Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Wow, this turned out so great!! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday, I'm featuring you in my FIF Features, stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. :)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

You did an awesome job transforming the chair! I love the little detail you added to the bottoms of the legs with the grey paint.

I say KEEP IT! :-)

Gina said...

Very nice!! Great find and great idea to paint the feet the gray color... I cant help but think it's kind of like painting it's toe nails. hehehehe! <3

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