Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Hello Darlings,


This week and probably into next week I will be spending quality time making over some chairs. These chair are all that were left after I gave up a up the huge matching dining table in exchange for fitting my kitchen islands in my apartment. Recently, I purchased a folding table to play table games, which is espresso and black. I decided to do these old dining room chair is the same colors. The chair on the left is still in transition as I have to de-gloss it  However, I believe this stain will mixed with black and I might strip the chair and find color of stain closer to what I am seeking. Or, since the center of the table is black, settle for the de-glossing.

Below is my first video in this project. It shows my current progress with the chair and what is looked like before. Its accents parts needs cleaning up a bit. I used some painter's tape to keep the stain out, but next time I will make the strips wider so the stain does not get beneath it. 




Moreover, I am in a decision stage, because as I stated above this first chair is too glossy and dark for my taste (more black than espresso), so I might just strip it and find a shade of shade closer to the folding table I just purchased. 

Decisions. Decisions.




Since the sun is out now, I wanted to show this chair is a little light. As I stated it still needs work, but you can see where I am going with this project.








Until next time,

Chow

Update 02/16/2018: The espresso stain was indeed tampered with by adding some black stain. I reported it to Amazon, and they refunded my money.  Seeing how is this has happened I decided to strip the chair and stain it along with its mates a different shade. I have purchased my new stain and supplies from our local Lowe's. I also selected a color stain closer to the the wood portion of the table pictured above. Stay tuned for the new post on this project.

Chow, Darlings.

Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Hello Darlings,


This week and probably into next week I will be spending quality time making over some chairs. These chair are all that were left after I gave up a up the huge matching dining table in exchange for fitting my kitchen islands in my apartment. Recently, I purchased a folding table to play table games, which is espresso and black. I decided to do these old dining room chair is the same colors. The chair on the left is still in transition as I have to de-gloss it  However, I believe this stain will mixed with black and I might strip the chair and find color of stain closer to what I am seeking. Or, since the center of the table is black, settle for the de-glossing.

Below is my first video in this project. It shows my current progress with the chair and what is looked like before. Its accents parts needs cleaning up a bit. I used some painter's tape to keep the stain out, but next time I will make the strips wider so the stain does not get beneath it. 




Moreover, I am in a decision stage, because as I stated above this first chair is too glossy and dark for my taste (more black than espresso), so I might just strip it and find a shade of shade closer to the folding table I just purchased. 

Decisions. Decisions.




Since the sun is out now, I wanted to show this chair is a little light. As I stated it still needs work, but you can see where I am going with this project.








Until next time,

Chow

Update 02/16/2018: The espresso stain was indeed tampered with by adding some black stain. I reported it to Amazon, and they refunded my money.  Seeing how is this has happened I decided to strip the chair and stain it along with its mates a different shade. I have purchased my new stain and supplies from our local Lowe's. I also selected a color stain closer to the the wood portion of the table pictured above. Stay tuned for the new post on this project.

Chow, Darlings.