Antique Chairs Pt. 2

Ok, so it's been an incredibly long time since I first introduced you to these chairs here. Well I finally got around to finishing them up (which I could not have done without the help of this wonderful, insanely talented woman), but I took so many pictures that I'm splitting it up into two posts. So here is part 2 of my pair of antique chair makeover:

Disclaimer: Lots of Liam pictures in this post. I can't help it! He loves being in the spot light!

With the help of my wonderful boyfriend (and kitty), we began tearing these guys apart.

There was a lot of this:

Which resulted in this mess:

After the crumbly-foam-pocolypse we were left with this:

We popped the backs out and saved them for future reference.

Liam found a place to lay and watch. It's not like he was in the way or anything!

I sanded off the peeling finish so I could paint.

Then I prepared my first coat. I knew I wanted to distress the frames so I mixed a gray color to be the base coat.

I distressed the base coat a little then painted over it with a soft black from Martha Stewart. After distressing I gave them each a coat of wax. You can sort of see the difference: the one in the back was waxed and the front wasn't.

Here are some close-ups of the final finish.

Love love love!

Stay tuned for the finished chairs! Hopefully I can get to the post this week! I'm still settling into my new apartment and need to get some good pictures! Then I'll be able to cross a few things off of Sincerely's 100 List!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I can tell these chairs are going to look fabulous! They have a great shape. Can;t wait to see the next post. My cat loves to get in the shots too.

Custom Comforts said...

They look great!!! What a transformation. I can hardly wait to see them with cushions. I am truly impressed with all the pieces you young ladies turn out while in school. I still think they switched babies at birth and you're my real daughter.

Anonymous said...

such pretty chairs - they are bound to look amazing with fresh upholstery. Great job so far! Just love them.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a great looking finish. I just started using wax and really like the results.

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh what curvy legs you have! And you gave them such a nice finish!

BluBabesCreate said...

Good job! that is hard work. You can come see some of mine.

Elisabeth said...

now stalking your blog and waiting for finished product! I just picked up a pair of chairs from the same company "A Decorator Chair" for $8. I am not an upholster and yes...crumbly hard mess of foam. I am relying on you for vision!!

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