Day 59: SUCCESS

I finished the chairs!!! Last week I posted this picture of my goodwill haul.

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In that haul I got 4 of these wonderfully delightful wooden chairs that had blue pleather cushions.

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As you can see they had a little white paint splatter on them, I swear it was there when I got them. Other than that they were in great condition! Really sturdy, the perfect size for our office waiting room, and in my opinion super freaking cute.

To begin I removed the cushion on the back of the chair.

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I was left with a mess of staples that had to be removed. Let me tell you that this took quite a bit of time, energy, and a few choice curse words. Once that was all done I had to fill in all the little holes caused by the dang staples.

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I let that dry, sanded the wood filler back and had smooth beautiful spindles on my chairs. I set about painting them shortly after.

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I decided to use the same color palette that I used on the table, but I didn’t want them to be identical, so the one pictured above got a full all over coat of mineral and the 3 middle spindles were painted light blue. The other chair got the opposite treatment (the main portion is blue and the spindles mineral).

Here are both chairs after being painted, distressed, and of course waxed.

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Aren’t they just the cutest! Now comes the most difficult, time consuming,  and frustrating part of this entire ordeal. Taking the blue pleather off of the seats so I could recover them.

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You can’t see them in the above photo, but there were a shit ton of staples in these seats.

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This was the pile I got from just one chair. I also received a huge blister on my right hand from using my needle nose pliers to pull the little buggers out of the plywood.

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Obviously someone did not want this to ever come off. The second seat too me almost a full hour to remove all of the staples.

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This was the pile of staples taken from both chairs as well as the 2 tools I used and now hate because they caused the most painful little blister.

After all that hard work the only thing left to do was recover the seats with this light burlap and then reassemble.

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I know…I know…the lighting is awful. It’s already 8 pm here, so ya know…shit. Anyway, they look super cute and tomorrow once I have them all set up I will of course show you the complete set.

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It’s been a long day. Though I don’t really have much to show for it, other than these 2 beautiful chairs and a calendar that goes in my boss’ office. Oh well.

Caloric intake: 1,566
Calories burned: 0

Until tomorrow, stay wonderfully wild!
Chels aka The Crazy Dame

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