Refreshing the Finish on Vintage Chairs

Over at Clockwork Interiors, Cynthia was looking for a few small projects she could work on. She remembered her stash of chairs in the garage awaiting TLC, and decided that it was time to breathe a little life into a few of them. "They are so comfortable, and I love the fact that they came out of someone’s work shop!" she says of this set of three handmade, vintage chairs.

Sweet Desk Makeover

Suzanne at The Painted Drawer offered to help her neighbor with this little desk and chair set. "They were both painted a bright blue for him when he was a little boy and now are going into his daughter’s room," she says, explaining the reason for the makeover.

Vintage Chair Gets to Party

AT Oh My! Creative, Susan explains that this old, broken chair was a source of mild contention between she and her husband. He has wanted her to get rid of it for the past ten years. On the other hand, she tells us, "At nearly 100 years old, and a garage sale rescue from my mother’s attic, I knew it was destined for greatness."

Chair of Pi

When one of her neighbors had a yard sale this summer, Paula spotted this chair. She didn't want to pay what they were asking, so she was thrilled when this chair ended up on the curb after the sale was over. Paula shares the makeover she gave this chair at Sweet Pea.

A Lighter, Brighter Wicker Chair

Sometimes a piece of furniture is fine as it is....other than it just doesn't look right in the space you have for it. That was the problem with this wicker chair in a corner of Christina's bedroom. "My inner battle was that the chair’s finish was pretty as-is. It just didn’t go with the room," she tells us on her blog, Operation Home.

A Pair of Louis Chairs Made New

When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her--since she loves refinishing furniture--her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So....this project is courtesy Dena's real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.