This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Unidentified Chair Refinish Issue-PART 2
Well I couldn't get the stain(ink?) out of the wood so I stained the whole chair in a Jacobean finish. It masked the marks but I hate the Jacobean on this wood. I think the wood is a species of Poplar and I think this furniture was intended to be painted, why you ask? There are tongue and groove joints on the back legs that are visible when the wood is bare or has a stain finish and one of the four still has most of the paint on it that looks like it was applied in the factory. My conundrum is this, do I continue to sand out the stain as I've already begun to on the one chair I've stained and find a lighter stain alternative and also try to find another remedy to the marks(ink?) and live with the visible joint, or do I paint them (ugh!). I hate going with paint as a last resort, it seems wrong and like cheating.
tongue and groove joint + marks(ink?)
These are some very large (5yds up to 10yds) and what would otherwise be expensive pieces of upholstery fabric if I'd bought at a fabric store but I found these at Value Village for no more than $7.00 each for the whole piece, I'd like to use one of these on the chairs. The one in the middle with the diamond pattern I like and the blue faux suede at the bottom but what colour to paint the chairs if I go that route. I was thinking paint them black and paint the the back rest either the lime green or orange that appeared early in my blog and also pictured at bottom here but then these fabrics wouldn't work and I'd have find something else.