Monday, June 3, 2013

Chair Makeover
 My first blog post in FOREVER!  I missed it.  Finally, we've had some time to work on DIY projects, and I can't wait to share them with you.
So, we found these cute stools at a yard sale back in 2011.  Unfortunately, our cat Bob thought they'd be a great scratching post.  Darn Cat! 
Instead of trashing them, my husband figured he could give them a quick fix.  Here is what we did:
 He unraveled the coating that was on the chair.  I'm really not sure what the material is called.  However, all he did was trace around the outline of the chair onto another piece of wood.  Just a 1 inch piece of plywood.  He cut it out then sanded all of them down.
(We have three of these chairs by the way)
 This is the part that I helped with....staining!  I've never stained anything before, so I was really nervous about messing it up.  However, it was super easy.  So easy in fact that we will be refinishing our dining set soon to match these chairs.  Just follow the instructions on the container! 
Here it is all finished.  Good as new!  I love the contrast of the dark, espresso color against the off-white. 
Now I can't wait to get working on our dining set! 
It's great to be back to blogging.  Hopefully everyone will stick around for some new projects! 

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