Before I went on vacation last month I was working on the makeovers of these furniture pieces my sister had rescued from her neighborhood trash.
You may remember, the little drop leaf table turned out super cute with a coat of red chalk paint and tinted wax.
The single dining room chair also received it’s makeover with a fresh coat of paint, a new seat, new foam batting and new fabric.
The two chairs were going to pose the biggest challenge, a lot of their glue had failed and the seats were sure to pinch if you sat on them in shorty shorts.
They were actually kind of cute with their folkart painted backs and flowered seats.
The seat on the left may be beyond help, no amount of clamping or gluing was helping to get that seat back together again…it was destined to be a butt pincher. I’m seeing chair parts in it’s future.
The chair on the right was a different story, with a lot of glue and a lot of clamps, I was able to close the gap.
Hopefully, to keep the chair from splitting again, the bottom was reinforced with a couple of pieces of wood screwed into the bottom of the seat.
I filled in what remained of the crack with wood filler.
Finished stripping the seat and sanded down the wood filler along the split.
Finished off the seat with stain and varnish.
And the chair was painted with the same red chalk paint that I had used for the drop leaf table.
The red chalk paint was finished with a tinted wax.
You can still see a little of where the crack in the seat previously existed but I’m pretty sure you’re no longer risking your butt being goosed by sitting on the seat.