About a month ago I found this Solid Oak Pressed Back Chair
marked FREE out at the neighbors curb. Evidently it was a leftover
from their Garage Sale that I had missed earlier in the day.
It was in pretty good shape for it's age. I thought I might paint it.
Well it did not happen, I noticed some small wood beetle holes on the back legs.
I decided to take it apart and save the good pieces and throw away the bad.
In case I needed the pieces for another project.
The chair was easy to dismantle. The only thing I needed was a Philips screwdriver
to remove the back to seat supports. Save these ! They are expensive to replace
and many times you will find these broken.
I also needed a Rubber Mallet.
Most antique chairs are made so well there are no nails or glue.
Using the mallet you can loosen the joints of the chair
and not damage the wood.
I ended up with some nice pieces and just a couple that I could not keep.
This is the part where I tried to get creative.
I used the pressed back pieces to make two different projects.
I painted both pieces with white Chalk Paint,
then I used a damp lint free cloth to distress both pieces.
Carefully wiping where you want to remove some paint.
The dark stain from the chair will show through.
After the paint is dry, you can seal the wood with a light coat of wax
using a clean brush and circular motions.
The first one when flipped upside down already had an opening
that fit my business cards perfectly!
I think I will use this at the next flea market.
For the other painted piece, I needed wire and
I needed an old nail. I added it where I wanted it for hanging the bottle vase.
I drilled two holes at the top and made a wire hanger.
I used an old olive oil bottle I saved because of it's shape.
Twisted wire around top to hang off nail.
Make loop in back and twist to the front.
Hang on nail.
I wanted to have the bottle vase removable so it can
Tell me what you think.
I was also able to fix this little Thrift Store Children's Chair with one
of the scrap pieces.
This little chair only cost $2.00, probably
because it was missing a spindle
I used stainable wood putty to fill in the cracks !
Easy Fix !
Cute as can be-
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I hope you have a wonderful week !
xo Lisa S