Antique Dining Chairs – Would you like to transform old dining chairs into stylish vintage chairs? Very much like the “spoiled” furniture that we find in the coolest antique stores. The newest in the world of antiques is precisely this type of “used” finishes, sometimes several layers of paint overlaid and chipped pieces, etc. Let’s do it.
Unscrew the upholstered seat. Remove the excess varnish from the original chair with good sandpaper but not die trying. Then you have to apply a layer of multifunction sealer. That prepares a previously painted surface to receive another type of paint. Let dry the time indicated on the package. Now we will give two layers of paint in two contrasting colors. It is more practical to use water-based paint, dries faster and leaves a more “rustic” finish that is what suits us. Let dry well between layers.
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Here comes the “artistic” part. Get several sandpapers of different thicknesses and an aluminum scourer of those used in crafts. And get to “grate” the surface with patience and enthusiasm, emphasizing the corners and vertices of the wood to accentuate the furniture lines. The artist inside you will decide when to stop. The “final touch” will be the upholstery of the seat. In this case, we decided to reupholster it in a chocolate-colored velvet, finishing it off with some vivid ones of the same fabric to give it a really elegant finish. But honestly, an upholsterer helped us in this of the living.
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