Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with her sanding and finishing job. (Together they left a blotchy mess.) See?
Not deterred, she decided to paint the chair's body (made with the less-desireable wood) and readdress the blotchiness of the back with a steel wool rubdown. Then Serena applied tung oil to the walnut. (Exhausted just reading about the transformation? Me too.) Take a look at what the chair looks like now:
To read more about this makeover adventure, visit Thrift Diving.
Mid-Century Modern Chair Makeover Part 2 [Thrift Diving]