Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Not So "Easy" Chair

Have you ever bought a piece that you thought would be a quick easy flip, only to find you were so, so wrong?  This chair had a great finish, and seemed to be pretty sturdy except for maybe needing a couple of new corner blocks.  I figured after the corner blocks were fixed all I would need to do was apply a coat of Howard's Restor-a-Finish and throw some new fabric on the seat. Ha!  I walked into the shop to find this:

Hubby wasn't to happy, he said every piece was loose and needed re-glued, so my easy flip turned into a royal pain.  The finish got ruined in the process of re-gluing.  The beautiful detail on the back is what drew me to it in the first place, but that and the spindles would have stopped me in my tracks if I knew that I would have to refinish it.

Stripping and sanding all that detail almost had me wanting to throw it in the burn pile.  Oh well, it's done and I think it turned out nice, what do you think?

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